Join the Tennis Challenge!

We have an exciting opportunity to resurface the two existing hard tennis courts and add lines for pickle ball. We have received a pledge from our tennis pro, George Paluch, for $10,000 if we can raise the rest of the money and get the project completed in July. Challenge accepted!

The goal is to have pledges for $15,000 committed by Friday, July 3rd. We will  recognize all donors and keep you posted with our progress. Donations will need to be collected by Monday, July 6th in order to sign the contract with the Advantage Tennis and begin the work.

Please respond to Ben Thompson or Sara English with your pledge as soon as possible, or use the Donate button below.

Please join us in this effort to enhance the tennis facilities and community at the Holyoke Canoe Club! 



Tennis Information

The Holyoke Canoe Club offers one of the best outdoor tennis venues in the Pioneer Valley. We have eight well-maintained clay courts and a backboard area, as well as comfortable court-side seating and locker room facilities.

Our long tennis season starts in early spring and goes well into the fall, and the courts are in use from sunrise to sunset. The schedule includes tournaments and socials. Our Club pro offers private and group instruction for adults, children, and families.

Tennis Program and Schedule

Check back here for the 2020 tennis schedule.

Tennis Pro

George Paluch


Tennis Rules

  1. Two set limit when others are waiting to play. If set goes to 6-6, a tie breaker must be used.

  2. All players must leave the court after completing two sets.

  3. When practicing without playing sets, a limit of one hour is mandatory.

  4. Junior members under 18 will not play if senior members are waiting for a court, unless they are playing with a senior member or working full time.

  5. On the weekends when the courts get the most play, members who are waiting should list their name on the tennis bulletin board "waiting list" near Court 1.

  6. There will be one sign-up board for the clay courts. At least one clay court will always be available for the pro at any time.

  7. When nets are down, do not play without consulting the tennis pro.

  8. Only smooth-soled tennis shoes are allowed. No shoes with heels, no bare feet, and no basketball style sneakers are allowed.

  9. Proper tennis attire must be worn on all courts at all times. Absolutely no bathing suits, shirtless play, or jogging shoes.

  10. At least one clay court will be open during tennis tournaments.

  11. During the entire season, you must sweep the courts and lines upon completion of play and hang up brooms and line cleaners evenly around the courts.

  12. When leaving the courts at night, please turn off the lights inside the storeroom.

  13. Court 6 (backboard area) may be used by the tennis pro without notice.

  14. Junior players may use clay courts when not being used by adults or as stipulated by rule 2.

  15. Tennis complaints may be directed to our pro George Paluch or a Board Member.

  16. Tennis pro shall have exclusive rights to give lessons for a fee on club courts.

ATTENTION: All guests of tennis members must pay the Club guest fee.


​Club open 7 am - 8 pm

Pools open 11 am - 8 pm in season



​Old Ferry Road

P.O. Box 655

Holyoke, MA  01041


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