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The Town will reopen the tennis and pickleball courts for the 2021 season on April 1. The court season is April to November, weather permitting. Court play times are posted on the Town’s website at Users must purchase a seasonal membership, as described below, to allow access for one player plus one guest.

“As we have seen over the last year, residents have made use of our outdoor trails and recreation facilities and we are pleased to open the courts for the 2021 season,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “We remind the community though that COVID-19 is still impacting our region. The use of all outdoor recreation facilities in Town is at everyone’s own risk and public health guidelines continue to apply”.

All facilities in Town, including the tennis and pickleball courts, are operating under Ontario’s Re-Opening Framework. Full details on the current level is available on the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit site ( The Town as of Monday March 22, 2021 is currently in the RED – Control zone, which permits outdoor facilities to operate. The Town may close the courts at any time, should our status under the Re-Opening Framework change or should staff observe or receive complaints regarding patrons not following RED – Control zone rules.

Outdoor play equipment is not sanitized and users are strongly encouraged to follow all public health guidelines including: practicing proper hand hygiene, keeping a physical distance of 2 metres (6ft) and wearing a mask or face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained. If the court is busy, please find another court or return to play another time. Signage will be posted at each court facility indicating COVID-19 safe play recommendations.

Anyone wishing to use Tecumseh tennis courts, must purchase a seasonal membership from the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation office. A key to access the courts at Optimist Park, McAuliffe Park and Weston Park is provided with the membership. Memberships may be purchased by logging into or by calling the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation office at (519) 735-4756.

The Tecumseh pickleball courts, located at Shawanoe Park, are open for seasonal membership holders as well as  members of the Tecumseh Pickleball Association (TPA). Individuals may purchase a Recreational Pickleball Seasonal Membership through the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation Department or by joining the TPA. Membership includes the Tecumseh membership and key, Pickleball Canada Organization membership, organized play sessions, skill and drill opportunities, and additional court time. Individuals interested in joining the TPA may do so by visiting

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Media Contacts:

Paul Anthony, Director Parks & Recreation Services, 519-735-4756 Ext. 423

Kerri Rice, Manager Recreation Programs and Events, 519-735-4756 Ext. 421