Ancaster Tennis Club | Welcome to the Ancaster Tennis Club. Affordable Family Fun!

                   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.

Lessons and Programs

Frances is only providing private and semi-private lessons at this time.  She will only be available until Sept. 30, 2019.

Group lessons and summer kids camps will be offered at a later time. Please go to the Lessons and Programs tab to view all the lessons available.

Children must be signed up as a member in order to take lessons. Parents can sign in as a non-member in order to register their kids if they are not joining as a family. 

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   6pm - 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 excepting M-F between the hours of 6am-9am (last booking at 8am).

If the persons who booked have not arrived within 10 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, starting May 6, 2019 weather permitting. 

For the convenience of our members, we have a stringing machine at the club for
all tennis racquets.  Book with Stuart Critchley, our "stringer", at 905-627-3245 or e-mail

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 2019- check under the "About Us" tab

Membership Registrations

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2019 Registration - HALF PRICE as of August 26, 2019

Junior (5-17 yrs):  $55.00 + HST   NOW  $27.50 + HST

Full Time Student (*18-21   yrs):  $70.00 + HST   NOW $35 + HST

Adult (18-64 yrs):   $150.00 + HST        NOW  $75 + HST

Senior (65 & over)  $130.00 + HST        NOW $65 + HST

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

Family** (Limit 2 Adults + minimum one junior member)   $310.00 + HST    NOW $155.00 + HST

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

Court Rules


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


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 for downloading from the website but need to be scanned and e-mailed directly to Frances with an e-transfer payment to OR form and cheque may be dropped off at the club in the spring. Veronika, our Club House Coordinator, will be back the first week of May Monday-Friday between 6pm-11pm. Payment needs to be received prior to commencement of the lessons.

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.

  • Tennis Canada Coaching Award winner.

  • 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.

  • 2018 Represented Canada at the ITF World Team Championships in Croatia as No. 1 Singles player.

Lessons with the Pro – Frances Critchley

A range of small group and individual instruction programs are available


PRIVATE                                   $65/hour each

SEMI-PRIVATE                         $35/hour each

SMALL GROUP                        $25/hour each for 3+ players

Please contact Frances directly to book your lessons.

  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.*