The Cottingham Tennis Club


General Play

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to dusk.  On weekends, 9:00 a.m. earliest on Courts 1 &  5.

Appropriate tennis attire and clay court shoes must be worn.

Access to Courts 2, 3, 4 and 5 via north side only; use first gate north of Court 1.

Court Sign-Up Procedures

Court booking is in-person only. If you wish to play, place your name tag on the board for the next available court time. 

If you begin play on a court without signing up, another member who signs up for the same court time is entitled to the court.

Once a member has signed up for a court time, they may not leave the immediate vicinity of the Club grounds without forfeiting that court time.

A member may not sign up, or be signed up, to play on more than one court at a time. 

A member on court who wishes to play after their allotted time period must return to the sign-up board after the end of their allotted court time, and tag up for the next available court time.

Doubles play takes priority when there is only one court available OR when courts are busy.

When courts are busy, we ask that members who have already played give precedence to others who have not, so that all members arriving at the Club have an opportunity to use the courts.

Court Use

Professional coaching by Club-designated pro only; the Club Pro has use of Court 5 for lessons.

Courts may be reserved by the Club from time to time for clinics, team practice, Round Robins, etc.

A limit of three balls per court.  Exceptions include court 5 when lessons are in progress, and on court 5 for practise if adjacent court is empty (at discretion of the Clubhouse attendant.)

Profanity and/or racket abuse will not be tolerated.

Members and Guests

A $15.00 fee per guest is payable. The same guest may play a maximum of three times a month and must be accompanied by a current member, who is responsible for their guest’s conduct. The guest, and member, must sign the Guest Book every time they play at CTC.

Public Hours

Members of the public may use the courts between 10:20 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.  Members of the public are subject to the same rules as members of the Club.  


The Cottingham Tennis Club assumes no liability for loss or personal injury.  Members and guests using the Club do so at their own risk.

Report any safety issues, e.g. tripping hazards, to the Club attendant.

In the event of a medical emergency, call 911.  The Tennis Director is trained in CPR, and there is a first aid kit available in the Clubhouse. 


No alcoholic beverages allowed on Club premises. Cottingham operates under lease from the city of Toronto, the terms of which strictly prohibit unlicensed alcohol consumption on the premises. Abuse not only puts us in contravention of the lease but also places the club and its members at a severe liability risk.

Smoking is prohibited on all Club property, and within a 9 metre radius of the Clubhouse, in accordance with City of Toronto bylaws.

Please ensure a safe and clean facility. Deposit used metal and plastic containers in recycle bins.

Park bikes and strollers in the area east of the Clubhouse.  For security, lock bikes to stand.


If your ball goes over the fence into a backyard, please ask the homeowner to return the ball or request permission before entering their yard.

Members should keep noise to a minimum in consideration of neighbours, particularly on courts 1 and 5.


During non-school hours, the Cottingham Public School parking lot is available for use by Cottingham members.  When parking on Cottingham Street, or on any of the surrounding streets, please avoid obstructing residents’ driveways, obey the overnight parking ban and any other parking restrictions.


Misconduct or violation of these or any other rules established by the Board, may result in suspension or termination of membership according to the procedure set out in the Club By-Laws; or a suspension or ban from the courts and Club, in the case of a member of the public.

Cottingham Tennis Club

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