The regular curling season is over. Unlike the Leafs most of the curlers will be playing in their respective playoffs.
We have fresh ice surface and the rocks have been textured.
And for all Leafs fans no more misery for a few months. Enjoy the Jays.
The Sweeping Times
The March 2015 edition of the Sweeping Times is now available here. Past issues can be viewed in the Curling folder.
Grand Mixed Bonspiel.
This year’s Grand Mixed Bonspiel will take us to Italy on April 17th and 18th! A great way to have fun and meet new people, the Grand Mixed includes three six-end games for only $65+ tax. Eye openers, lunch and dinner on the 18th are included. This year’s theme is Italian style and food. The Grand Mixed is a great opportunity to get in a few more games during the playoffs. The draw times are:
Friday night : 6:30 p.m., 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Saturday morning : 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Saturday afternoon: 1:15 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Following a great Italian dinner, everyone visits the prize table before dancing the night away. Sign-up sheets are at the club.
The 1st HPC Grand Mixed was held in 1957 and the men provided the entertainment.
Last Kick Bonspiel.
Just when you think curling is over for the season. An exhilarating curling event awaits the men. Under new management it is moving in new directions with new and exciting features each year. Keep the last week of April open and sign up early. It fills up fast. You will not want to miss this one. April 30 - May 2nd 2015.
8 Enders at High Park
And on 2015 February 7th :
The happy team (left to right) is Ross Turney, James Manson, Rajan Burman, Dave Bow.
The Annual General Meeting of the Tennis Section will be held at the HPC on Wednesday April 29 2015 at 7:00 pm. All active tennis section members should attend.
Grass Update: On Tuesday April 14th, 2015 the first round of maintenance was performed. See News under the Tennis tab for detailed information.
If you are itching to find out how the grass looks but are shy to come to the club to see for yourself then here are some pictures.
Membership Update: If there are any changes to your membership status please contact the club toot suite.
The club is bursting with activities. Come, join in and enjoy all the club has to offer.
Not our club. Guess which curling club has this hole in the ceiling above the ice.
High Park Club
High Park Club History.
A book covering the founding years and the challenges of starting a club and keeping it alive in its infancy.was published and is available from the pro shop. A book chronicling the first 50 years is in the draft phase and will be published in the near future. Oodles of information for the second 50 years has been collected. We are still collecting more information. We hope that members will have material to contribute whether it is articles, photographs, memorabilia or anecdotes. Especially details on how the tennis section got started and the challenges in switching from lawn bowling to tennis.
High Park Club's Greatest Curler.
A High Park Team was in the first Brier, The Macdonald Tankard, held March 1927 .
TCA Introduces the TCA Bonspiel Circuit
The Toronto Curling Association is introducing a Bonspiel Circuit meant for TCA curlers. The idea is simple: play in TCA bonspiels for your chance to win cash! The more you play, the betters your odds of winning. Interested in joining? Check out all the information at www.torontocurling.com/the-tca-circuit.
Calendar of Events
Mar. 29 Playoffs - Sunday Open
Apr. 04 - 06 Ice Maintenance (Club Closed)
Apr. 06 Playoffs - Men Wildcard
Apr. 07 Playoffs - Mixed
Apr. 08 Playoffs - Women
Apr. 09 Calcutta & Skins
Apr. 11 Houses for Habitat Bonspiel
Apr. 12 - 16 Playoffs - Sunday, Men, Mixed, Women
Apr. 17 - 18 Grand Mixed Bonspiel
Apr. 19 - 23 Playoffs - Sunday, Men, Mixed, Women
Apr. 24 Finals - Mixed
Apr. 25 Finals - Sad Sack
Finals - Women
Finals - Men
Apr. 26 Social Mixed Showdown
Finals - Sunday
Apr. 28 Monday Open Bonspiel
Apr. 29 Tennis AGM
Apr. 30 Last Kick Bonspiel
May. 01 Last Kick Bonspiel
May. 02 Last Kick Bonspiel
May. 03 Skating Party
May. 06 Women's Closing Dinner
May. 07 Men's Closing Dinner
May. 21 Tennis Opening - Hopefully
Jun. 05 Golf Tournament
Jun. 18 Surf & Turf
Jul. ?? Wimbledon Tournament
Aug. ?? U.S. Open Tournament
Sep. 24 - 27 HPC Open Bonspiel
Jan. 01 President's Levee
Jan. 09 - 16 Goldline Bonspiel
LAWN Maintenance on 2015 April 14th.
The lawn maintenance company Zander performed the spring maintenance at the High Park Club on Tuesday, April 14. They dispatched a team of professionals equipped with an aerating tractor, core harvester, seeder and fertilizer. The Zander crew had perfect weather to aerate, fertilize, top dress and seed our surface. Jim Holland the club manager began covering the grass with a translucent tarp the second week of April. This helped start the grass growing and the surface looks much healthier than last spring. There are some well-worn areas that are a result of the poor conditions last season and the amount of play the courts had late into the summer. About 80 % of the surface is new grass grown last season after the devastating effects of the previous winter.
I think we have finally seen the end of sub-zero temperatures, and the weather looks favourable to stimulate growth and germinate all the new seed. When we meet on April 29 for our Annual General Meeting the surface should be looking green and healthy.
It’s too early to speculate about an opening date, but we hope to see the nets up by the end of May.
Annual General Meeting
Remember to note in your calendars that our Tennis AGM will be held on Wednesday April 29, at 7:00 pm at the High Park Club.
The 2014 Tennis season is winding down, however there might be a few more days of warm weather ahead. Derek has set up one court running through the centre of the surface and the grass looks great. The single court will be open daily from 12:00 pm, so please come down and enjoy some late season tennis at High Park. We will keep the net up until the frost comes and grass becomes unplayable.
Our opening day this year was July 6, a very late start. Almost 80 % of the grass surface died as a result of the harsh winter. We have to thank Jim, Derek and the staff at HPC for working hard to ensure we were able to get our season up and running.
We decided to cancel both Wimbledon and the US Open tournaments held in July and August. This decision was warranted due to the fragile state of the grass and would not tolerate heavy play. Not having the tournaments made for a strange season, as they are an integral fixture of our calendar. The tennis section did host three barbeques that were very well attended. The meals were prepared by Tony Way and his staff and our members and guests enjoyed three pleasant evenings of tennis food and conversation.
Jim Holland will keep us updated on when the court will be closed and we can put the wrap on the 2014 Tennis season.
We are planning a social gathering for the Tennis section in December to toast the season, and will send an invite closer to the date.
And the Winners Were…??
Congratulations to David Lee and Diane Torlone who took the 2013 Wimbledon Cup. It was a close match against last year's winners John Culotta and Charlotte Gummesson. Thanks to all who stayed to watch the match. Could it have been any hotter??
The High Park Club offers one of the most unique tennis facilities in the city - 2 lawn tennis courts! Originally developed as lawn bowling surfaces, our lawn tennis courts are professionally managed and offer the only lawn tennis play available in the city.
Our clubhouse is a heritage building constructed in 1911 and offer several lounge areas, change rooms, dining facilities, and beautiful outdoor verandahs overlooking the grass tennis courts on the first and second floor. It’s a great place to enjoy a sunny afternoon and watch some great tennis. Our bar staff will be at your service to assure you don’t get dehydrated after your tennis match!
Limited membership means great court availability most days during the summer. The season is limited as we can not guarantee when the courts will open each year or when we will close them. Grass conditions also dictate if we can have one or two courts open.
- Due to nature of grass, one court may be shut down for repairs occasionally
- Season runs May - October (Weather and grass conditions permitting)
- Courts are open Mon. 4:00 pm - 9:00 p,, Tue.-Fri. 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Sat./Sun. 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm (see Rules and Regulations for more details)
- Courts are lit for night play
- Membership is restricted to 90 active members
- Unfortunately we do not offer tennis lessons at the High Park Club
- Fees: $500 per member per year (plus taxes), payable prior to June 1st
(new member initiation fee also applies)
- Ontario Tennis Association member
At this time we are not accepting applications for the Tennis Section.
Contact our Club Manager for more information on how to become a Tennis Section member.
Tel: (416) 536-8054