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April 18, 2021

All tennis players are encouraged to read through this letter from the Ontario Tennis Association and sign the referenced online petition.

April 18, 2021 Hello OTA Member Club Executives; In light of the announcement from the Province of Ontario less than 48 hours ago, in which the government decided to force the closure of tennis facilities across the province, the OTA issues the following statement: While the Ontario Tennis Association supports the Province of Ontario in it’s fight to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we respectfully ask that it reconsiders its decision with regard to the closing of the province’s tennis facilities. In light of overwhelming evidence from the medical community that pursuing outdoor activities while practicing safe physical distancing is safer than remaining indoors when it comes to the spread of the virus; and given that the province’s tennis clubs and academies have excelled in enforcing Covid-19 protocol in the past 12 months, the Association feels that the Province of Ontario should reverse its decision to force the closure of the province’s tennis facilities ASAP. To that end, one of our member club Presidents, Mr. David Harris from Club de tennis Orléans Tennis Club, has started a tennis-specific on-line petition also requesting that the Province reverses its decision with respect to tennis facilities. The OTA endorses the petition and would like to ask you to consider e-signing the on-line petition here and also send the link to your club’s players for their consideration. Thanks to those clubs and facilities that have already done so. I would like to thank Mr. Harris on behalf of the OTA, for his efforts in spearheading this important initiative. The OTA feels that the most effective way to encourage the Province to reverse its decision is to show a united voice from the province’s tennis community. Thank you in advance for your support with this matter.
Sincerely,
James BoycePresident and CEOOntario Tennis Association1 Shoreham Dr., Suite 200Toronto, ONM3N 3A7
Ontario Tennis Association | www.tennisontario.com

April 16th, 2021


As most of you are probably aware the Ontario Government has brought into effect new restrictions with the hope that the current wave of Covid-19 can be slowed. 
Two parts of the new restrictions will directly impact the Bowmanville Tennis Club.
1) Effective tomorrow, the BTC Courts will be closed and no tennis is allowed.2) This Stay at Home Order has been extended for an additional two weeks and at the moment is scheduled to be lifted on May 20, 2021.
Please stay safe and healthy and we hope to start seeing all of you on the courts on or about May 20th. We anticipate having some news about the programs the executive are planning for the 2021 season before the end of April.

April 8, 2021

THE EXECUTIVE HAS EVALUATED THE IMPACT OF THE APRIL 7, 2021 STAY AT HOME ORDER ON THE STATUS OF TENNIS AT THE BTC. AT THIS POINT IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT ONLY SINGLES PLAY WILL BE ALLOWED. AS THE PROVINCE AND/OR REGION PROVIDES FURTHER DIRECTION WE WILL UPDATE THE MEMBERS. 


We have updated our Covid-19 Protocols as they stand at this time (they have been changed more than once during the drafting of the protocols). As the protocols change, updates will be emailed to the members, posted on the website and updated at the courts. The Protocols have been developed with the assistance of the Ontario Tennis Association, Public Health Ontario, and the Public Health Department of Durham Region.


It is extremely important that Members follow these Protocols and any updates that follow for the sake of continued tennis at the BTC and most importantly for everyone’s health and safety.

The Covid-19 Protocols apply to all participants at the Bowmanville Tennis Club, Members and guests of Members of the Bowmanville Tennis Club.

1) You are required to sign and return the BTC Covid Waiver before entering the courts. This needs to be completed only once. A copy of the waiver was emailed to Members and is available on the website or you can email us and ask for a copy. The waiver is required for each individual Member, adult or junior.

2) You must complete and pass the online Covid-19 self evaluation test prior to entering the courts. This needs to be completed each time you come to the courts. The test is required for each individual Member, adult or junior. You should either save to your device or email yourself a copy of the results.

3) All court usage must be booked on the Squashnut Booking System, (remember to include your guest’s name if bringing a guest) this is necessary in case there is a need for contact tracing.

4) All participants at the Bowmanville Tennis Club should familiarize themselves with the Bowmanville Tennis Club Covid-19 Guidelines and Safety Plan. These documents were emailed to the members and are available on our website and at the courts.

5) The online screening website is 

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/screening/customer/

bowmanvilletc@gmail.com

Check out The Court Newsletter Section for Club and other Tennis news.

April 8, 2021

The Bowmanville Tennis Club as a member club of the Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) is pleased to support their policy regarding Harassment and Abuse and their policy regarding Inclusion. To view these policies, please click on the appropriate link.

A reminder to keep using the Squashnut Booking System to book your courts and to see when some of the other activities are available. Remember to include your guest’s name if bringing a guest.

The information for paying your fees is on the Registration Form.

Forms and Covid-19 Protocols can be Downloaded from the

DOWNLOAD SECTION

June and Denis at the Clarington Sports and Leisure Fair 2020. Photo by Mackenzie Gunn

CHECK YOUR CALENDARS – TBA, 2020 TERRY FOX RUN
Please participate in this year’s Terry Fox Run as a part of the Bowmanville Tennis Club Team. You can run/walk/bike for this worthy cause.If you are unable to do that, please make a cash donation to the BTC Team. The BTC Team has supported the Terry Fox Run for decades and our cumulative donations to date exceed $20,000.00, let’s have great support for another year. Hard copies of the donation form will be available in the cabinet at the courts closer to the date of the run.

It is never to late to register for Tennis at the BTC. Please contact me at bowmanvilletc@gmail.com.
Registrations forms for 2021 are available on the Downloads Pag
e.

If you have any questions, please contact me via the website or email – bowmanvilletc@gmail.com.

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Welcome to the BTC – Come and experience the best tennis in Clarington.

The Club is located on Beech Street in Bowmanville, Ontario, and shares the property with the Bowmanville Older Adults Association.

Beech Ave

https://goo.gl/maps/xhDRq71rqfUVPmqP8

We welcome your questions and comments. Please use Leave a Reply to contact us or email bowmanvilletc@gmail.com

Mike and Laurie
Merlins at Bowmanville Tennis Club

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