Intercounty Tennis Association
Human Rights Tribunal – Player Survey
As you may know, Howard Park Tennis Club is a member of the Intercounty Tennis Association (ICTA). The ICTA has asked each member club to forward notice of a survey to its membership. Please visit the survey link below by Tuesday, July 18.
>> Click here to complete the online survey.
We ask that all members provide their feedback; the survey is not limited to members who play on Howard Park teams. Thank you in advance for your participation.
In 2016, four people applied to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for a review of the ICTA Mixed League fixture format, which fields twice as many men as women, and which appeared to them as discriminatory. The Applicants argued that women were being turned away from playing. The ICTA argued that feedback from clubs suggested that finding even four women to play per team per match night was difficult.
A survey has been prepared jointly by both parties to gather data on how many women and men wish to play, preferences in terms of playing format, and other related topics, to assist the ICTA generally and to help the parties resolve the matter before the Tribunal.
Questions about this survey can be directed to our Programs Director, Lisa Whyatt, at: email@example.com.
Howard Park is proud to offer a vibrant and competitive teams program!
All members have the opportunity to attend team tryouts in order to vie for a much-coveted spot on a Howard Park roster. Team play at Howard Park is competitive, however, the fun and cooperative environment also fosters lifelong friendships.
New this year! As a result of movement of our teams within their respective Inter-County divisions, a number of spaces are available for new players on the Mixed C Team. We’re also pleased to announce that Howard Park now participates in the ICTA Plus 55 League.
All team tryouts will be held at Howard Park at the following dates and times:
|Sat Apr 22; 10 a.m. to noon||Mixed A|
|Sat Apr 22; noon to 2 p.m.||Mixed C|
|Sat Apr 22; 2 to 5 p.m.||Mixed B (2 teams)|
|Sun Apr 23; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Ladies Majors and Ladies TLTL|
|Sun Apr 23; 1 to 3 p.m.||New! Plus 55 Mixed (Thursday mornings)|
*Rainout dates for all April 22/23 tryouts are April 29/30, 2017 (same times)
Advance registration is required for all team tryouts:
>> Click here to register for Team Tryouts
Teams Oversight Policy
The Howard Park teams program is governed by the Teams Oversight Policy:
>> Click here to view the 2017 Teams Oversight Policy
All members who are selected to represent Howard Park pay a non-refundable fee of $20. Note: Your team fee must be paid by June 1 in order for you to be considered a member in good standing of the team. Team captains will no longer be collecting team fees. Team members have the option of paying their team fees online (Visa or MasterCard) or at the Court Managers’ office (credit card, cheque or money order).
On a rotation basis, a pair of team members will be responsible for providing food (snacks and drinks) for home matches at their own expense. Food is made available by the host team at the completion of play.
Questions about the teams program can be directed to our Programs Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org