There appears to be some misunderstanding re when CTC members can use the tennis courts usually reserved for the Coquitlam Tennis Club
Every year, the club books courts based on previous years schedule and planned activities. With Covid restrictions, the City was clear that there would be no new additional bookings. This meant that CTC was allocated courts based on 2019 bookings, with some allowance for junior development programs. To ensure the public aware is aware of these court bookings the City of Coquitlam posts times on large boards.
Basically, the public is aware of when the club has ‘reserved’ the courts for members use, and when the courts are free for general public use.
We have a contract with City of Coquitlam which specifies the times we have the tennis courts.
Recently there have been some conflicts with the general public re using courts beyond the time CTC has been allocated.
Please be aware, once the court allocation time has expired, CTC members must vacate the courts as they are now open to the general public. Once the courts are vacated, if they are open, then the CTC member can enter and ‘claim’ the court as a general public person- NOT as a CTC member.
Please remember, the City of Coquitlam has allowed the CTC club to block book and reserve a large number of PUBLIC tennis courts for its members. The City is under constant pressure and criticism for allowing public courts to be used by a private club- CTC. They field many complaints.
Therefore, it is important that we leave these public courts when our booking time has ended and if we return to a vacant court, we abide by the same rules as the general public.
Again, a reminder, CTC does not own the tennis courts. We reserve and rent courts for specific dates and times. If you use those courts outside the specified dates and times, you are doing so as a general public person.
Save the Dates:
Date: Wed Aug 18
The City of Coquitlam annual Sports Fair
When: Saturday, August 21, 2021 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Where: North Field (#6) at Town Centre Park 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7S4