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                   Welcome to the Ancaster Tennis Club                 

Affordable Family Fun!

Ancaster Tennis Club is located in the heart of the Village Green, behind the library and old city hall at 291 Lodor Street.

We feature 5 exceptional outdoor courts and a new Clubhouse.  Our Head Tennis Professional is Frances Critchley.  Our Club Coordinator is Veronika Niemczyk. 

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Our new clubhouse number is 289-239-7878    Please note that the phone is inactive from Nov.-May.

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Under Lessons and Programs, you will find the updated list of times for Junior and Adult programming. Give the tab a second to load and then scroll through the selections.  Frances Critchley, our tennis pro, can be reached at if there are any questions. Once you become a member or your child becomes a member, you can register on-line but you have to pay Frances in person by either cheque or cash separately from your registration.

Reserving Courts:

Court bookings: On-line booking or in person at the Club.  A computer is in the clubhouse.
Enter player's names and time on the appropriate court on the booking slate.

Time limit: 60 minutes (play can continue if the court is not needed by another). Please be fair!

Prime time: Monday to Friday   6 - 10 pm.  Maximum ONE hour bookings.  For DOUBLES play only, TWO hour bookings are permitted at other times but not during prime time hours.

Courts 1-4 can be booked up to 6 days in advance but Court 5 only 24 hrs in advance 

If the persons who booked have not arrived within 15 minutes of play, the court is forfeited.

Please read the on-line booking rules on the website for further information.

Doubles play is recommended during busy times.

*Organized Club events have priority.  If there is a free court during organized play, it may be used.

Containers of Balls/Ball Machine/Court 5:

  1. please use only court #5 for ball machine or hopper when not in use by Pro.
  2. Only 4-6 balls per court only at any given time.
  3. Courts MUST be free on either side to use a bucket of balls OR fenced on one side and the court beside open. (strictly enforced via Club Insurance Policy due to liability)

**Court #5 is reserved for the Club Pro for lessons and clinics; it may be used by members when it is not being used by the pro and can be booked 24 hrs in advance.

*Please note that no one is allowed to use the club's tennis courts for any kind of tennis instructions other than the club-approved coaches.*

Court Time Restrictions:

Juniors are not allowed to play after 7:00pm, students after 8:00pm unless no adults are waiting to play.
The court MUST be vacated if an adult arrives and the court is needed.
Students may purchase an adult membership if they prefer unrestricted play.

Keyless entry! An electronic card is the way to access the main court gate and the clubhouse at ATC.   Cards can be picked up at the clubhouse from our Club Co-ordinator, Veronika, from 6-11pm Monday to Friday, weather permitting. 

For the convenience of our members, we have a stringing machine at the club for
all tennis racquets.  Stuart Critchley will look after you on this if you do not know how to use the machine. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 2018- check under the "About Us" tab

Membership Registrations

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2018 Registration Fees:


Junior (5-17 yrs):  $50.00 + HST

Full Time Student (*18-21   yrs):  $65.00 + HST

Adult (18-64 yrs):   $140.00 + HST

Senior (65 & over)  $125.00 + HST

Member Emeritus (**80 & member for 15 + years)  FREE (must contact Kerry Radigan, Membership Director, to register with proof of age)

Family** (Limit 2 Adults + minimum one junior member)   $290.00 + HST

**All members belong to one family and live at the same address

Club Champions 2017

Women's A Singles Winner:    Marian Mrkoci

Men's A Singles Winner:         Marko Mrkoci

Men's B Singles Winner:         Charles Strachen

Men's A Doubles Winners:      Mike & Richard Mastroluisi

Men's B Doubles Winners:      Ron Bhaduri & David Pasian 

Ladies A Doubles Winners:     Jenn Greene & April Harbottle

Ladies B Doubles Winners:     Tania Pinelli & Carolyn Marini

Men's O55 Doubles Winners:   Pat Moran & Stephen Barker

Mixed O55 Doubles Winners:   Pat Moran & Dale Saunouris

Mixed Open Doubles Winners:        Marian and Marko Mrkoci






Court Rules and Etiquette

Suitable attire (no jeans, cut-offs) and non-marking tennis shoes must be worn on the courts. No shirt, no play!

Appropriate language and sportsmanship will be expected.

Please observe court etiquette:

  • --never walk behind another court while play is in progress
  • --wait for a break in play before interrupting others for whatever reason
  • --be mindful of stray balls rolling onto your court and return them to their source at the first break in your own play
  • --keep talking and other distractions to a minimum


Guests are permitted to play a maximum of 3 times per year.

Pro Tips


Our tennis pro, Frances Critchley is back again and will offer a full range of programs for all members throughout the season. Private instruction is available for you individually or with your playing partners. A range of group and individual instruction programs are available. See the "members area" of the web site or the Adult and Junior program pages for more details on Group lessons for adults and juniors of all levels, and the Junior summer camps. Details and registration forms are available on-line or in the club house. There is no on-line registration, so to sign up for Group Lessons, please drop off completed registration form with payment to the club prior to start date.  Veronika, our Club Coordinator, is at the club from 6pm-10pm Mon-Fri, weather permitting.

By way of an introduction here are some details about Frances.

Certified Tennis Canada Level 3 Instructor, with more than 25 years experience.

Was a member at Queen’s Club London, England

Coached a National Wheelchair Champion.

Coached an Olympic player and Pan AM games player as juniors.

  • Keeps up to date through USTA Tennis Teachers activities as well as the Tennis

  • Canada programs

  • Won the 2017 ladies doubles Canadian Seniors Championship 2016 in her age group.

    Lessons with the Pro – Frances Critchley

A range of small group and individual instruction programs are available



PRIVATE                             $65/hour

SEMI-PRIVATE                 $35/hour each

SMALL GROUP                $25/hour each for 3+ players


Please contact Frances directly to book your lessons at

 Please pay at the start of lessons, cash, cheque or email-transfer payments (directed to this email only please)

*Reminder- all children need to be registered members in order to take lessons.*