Message from the KPTC Executive regarding stage1 of re-opening the club

Date: Tuesday May 19th 2020 -11:00am opening

We hope all of you have remained safe during this difficult pandemic time.

As you may have heard, the province of Ontario has announced a framework for reopening Ontario.  Stage 1 of the framework includes allowing sports activity for individual/single competitors including low-contact racquet sports.  As such, we have decided to make KPTC courts available in accordance with the provincial guidelines as of Tuesday May, 19th 2020

Consistent with the provincial guidelines, the KPTC courts will be opened under the following set of restrictions:

– Only “singles” play is allowed (only 2 players per court)

Please practice social distancing at all times (at least 2 meters apart)

The clubhouse will be locked with no entry until further notice.  Please be aware that the washroom and lights are not available at this time.

You must bring your own ball, and leave with your own ball (please do NOT leave them at the courts).  We recommend players use separate balls.

Sanitation supplies will NOT be provided. Therefore, we recommend you bring your own personal supplies as needed

If all courts are in use, please wait in your cars, or away from the courts until one becomes available

Do not linger at the club – once your match is over, please leave the facility so others have a chance to enjoy the court

We recommend players refer to Tennis Canada’s tips and recommendations for players

In addition, you are not permitted to use the Courts if you have:

  1. Exhibited any coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other symptoms identified by health experts
  2. Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

The above restrictions are aimed toward ensuring the health and safety of all our members

While this unfortunately places some restrictions on our play and use of facilities, we consider it to be imprudent to be seen as operating with less caution and consideration for safety than the industry standard. We all hope that the transition toward the full enjoyment of our club will be swift, but we have no means of predicting the timetable in advance. We are devoted to offering you a complete member experience as soon as it is safe to do so. It should also be known that in crafting these policies, the confidence and trust that we have in our membership was a common theme. 

This is unfortunately not “paddle as usual” but reflects the mutual respect that we have for each other and for the health and safety of fellow members. Paddle will be different, and so you will need to familiarize yourself will all aspects of this protocol.

Please follow and respect these rules, and kindly respect our other members as well.  The city of Toronto will have officers patrolling the entire Tom Riley park area.  Anyone not following the city’s rules and regulations regarding social distancing, gatherings, etc are subject to $1000.00 fines.

We know this all sound a little harsh, but this is all within accordance  of Provincial guidelines in keeping everyone safe. 

Your KPTC Executives

Noah’s Ark Hits the KPTC in the Winter Blues Mixed Tournament



Through blustery elements Noah’s Ark managed to land safely at the KPTC and release a variety of wild animals to the courts.  Perfect theme as the extra fur was needed during this cold/snowy winter day to complete this epic tournament.

It was an amazingly well run tournament by Ben McConnachie-Howarth and Jodi Facchini who outdid themselves with fantastic culinary delights, exciting draws, fun theme, and fantastic bar set up.  They had hot apple cider, and a variety of beverages to please all. They ran a 3 grouped 36 player pro-set draw which had some very exciting animal pairings.  Even through extremely cold temperatures and snowy weather the paired furry animals  jumped to the courts in some very hard fought games.  Everyone helped out to make sure things went smoothly (in KPTC style)  with shoveling and sweeping of the courts between matches .

In the end there were 4 teams left for the semi finals ……

In the first, Lemur’s (Deb and Mike) VS Narwhal’s (Mark and Sandi).   This was a hard fought match that went to a tie-breaker which saw the Narwhals taking down the Lemur’s

The second semi’s had the Caterpillar’s (Brad and Louise) VS  Unicorn/Cow (Ben and Jodi).  This fun match ended up with the caterpillars squeaking out a victory.

In the finals, with the crazy elements (through the thick steam and wet snow)  the Caterpillars (Brad and Louise)  managed to barely find victory in a very hard fought, but fun match which ended in an 8-6 pro-set win over the Narwhal’s (Mark and Sandi)

There was also a special presentation prize for best costume.  All that participated in the tournament came in costume which added to the day greatly, and all of the costumes were fantastic!  In the end there could only be one winner and that went out to Deb and Mike Gallagher that came as a pair of Lemur’s. (we all know it was Mike’s decision) 😉

Special thanks goes out to Mark Harrop for generously donating a Spirit of York prize pack to the winners, and all the help Terry did keeping the courts in great working order (repositioning the heaters)  especially during the difficult weather conditions. AND of course a special thank you to our tournament directors Ben and Jodi for all the hard work in making it all come together…

See you next year!

A great read regarding another successful Christmas Kaos Tourney at the KPTC.

@listentobaab (my hubby) Celebrating $5700 raised by Kingsway Platform Tennis Club #kaos2017 @kristmaskaos2017 tournament to @abusehurts . 5 Years ago I was introduced to #AbuseHurts Charity thanks to Jennifer Beale + Brenda Darby who told me about Jane's story of Martin's Suicide. Helena Kameka, Ellen Campbell, and Teresa Kruze welcomed me to their community and I have looked at ways to get involved with this charity ever since. My love of this charity is contagious – for the last two years, the crazy men of #xmaskaos have been donating to the #Abusehurts charity. This year through the support of many amazing donations these men raised $5700. Pictured here is Rob Mitchell who made it to Q107 Toronto breakfast this morning to honour Ellen Campbell and her #abusehurts team. Thank you to their sponsors @brewdogofficial @Salesforce (Andrew Daw), Dominion Lending Centres (@fern_in_to ), Ryan Sharp, @Inkblottherapy (Julie Sabine), @brewdogofficial , @spiritofyork @kingswayfishandchips , @shakeystoronto , @rejsharp for all your hard work organizing (marriage saved) , Andrew Anderson (for your hilarious social media coverage) @rory_cheyne1 for the wicked #britishinvasion props + sets and all the players of the silliest and worst timed tournament ever – hence the name: Xmas Kaos Tournament). at Kingsway Platform Tennis Club PS – great job @derringerq107 for your bravery to get involved! Fabulous hosting always. . . . . . . . #charity #give #xmas #socialforgood #volunteerism #the6ix #13daysofchristmas

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Feb. 11, 2017 Beat the Winter Blues Mixed

Greetings Paddlers!

Did you know that there is scientific evidence proving that spending a Saturday playing Paddle with fellow KPTC club members and new friends can reduce Winter blues by 28%?

Okay, that may be an “alternative fact”, but there is no doubt that playing in this mixed tournament will be tons of fun, and give you a chance to play with and against fellow members that you don’t normally meet. It is also an opportunity to bring along a friend or “significant other” who may be interested in joining, and have them give the sport a try in a fun, relaxed way.

DATE: Saturday, February 11

TIME: 9:00 – 5:00 (TBC) ?

COST: $30 per paddle (paid at the door that day)
This will get you a minimum of three sets/matches, a breakfast, hot lunch, as well as snacks and beverages available throughout the day.

You register as a single and will be paired with someone for the day. If you are bringing a guest, you can request to be paired with them.
All levels are welcome and encouraged to sign up. It’s a great way for new players to get on-court experience and meet fellow club members.
There is a sign-up sheet posted at the club, so be sure to get your name on it soon. The deadline for registration is February 7th.

If you have any questions, please contact either Helen Pocarovsky ( or Arline Cook (

Oktoberfest Round Robin – Saturday Oct. 15th

What better way to work off Thanksgiving turkey than with some beer and brats!
Save the date for the first social event on KPTC schedule .. the 67th Annual Oktoberfest round robin. This is open to players of all levels – you do not need partner to sign up – just sign up as a single and you will be matched.
Date: Saturday, October 15
Plan on playing/eating/drinking from 9 – 3 PM (you must commit to full day .. not a drop in event)
Cost will be $25 per person for lunch, balls, beer/wine, etc.
Best deal in town ..
Sign ups will be available in the clubhouse from Monday, September 26 – deadline is Wednesday, October 12.
You can also RSVP to

Membership Dues for League Participants

If you want to be playing league in September just a reminder that you need to get your membership dues in by August 26.  If you are late with your dues you will need to sit out a session of league as the league convenors need to get their schedules done and they are only allowed to include members that are fully paid.

Josh Cooke and Stephanie Russell Mixed Canadian Open Champs

January 16, 2016

Josh Cooke and Stephanie Russell came in as the first seeds and proved that they were worthy of that billing.  They didn’t lose a set on their way to victory, walking through the 16 team open draw.