Westacres Tennis Club is a membership based, not-for-profit organization registered with the City that manages and operates community club courts and the associated premises through an Agreement with the City. The role of the City is to ensure that the club is meeting policy and agreement requirements and it is the Club’s elected Board of Directors who run the day-to-day business of the organization.
In May 2019 Council endorsed the revised and renamed policy “Outdoor Tennis & Pickleball in Mississauga” (attached) which changed the public access requirement. Every community club must promote and offer a minimum of five open houses annually to allow public participation and encourage Club membership. The remaining open houses scheduled for Westacres Tennis Club in 2019 are:
Sunday July 21 – 2 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday August 13 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The gates will be unlocked only during the open houses in order to manage risk and to protect the assets the club has invested in such as nets, windscreens and the court surface.
Through the executive board’s efforts the club’s membership has increased over the past three years to 143 members in 2018. This meets the policy guideline for minimum membership as a community club.
The board must abide by the Privacy Act not to release each member’s personal information unless they have received permission to do so. City staff have been informed that the Club president did reach out to the entire membership this week to see if there were any interested members wanting to be on a “play list” and days most available. If they are interested the member would then grant the executive permission to release their personal contact information to other members on the “play list” to contact. The Club will be getting back to those who responded. Please contact the Club President, listed on the website, if you did not receive his email.
Volunteers are always needed by every organization which is also another great way to engage with members. I would encourage you to contact the Executive if you are interested.