Welcome to the OTLBC

Your Cottage in the City

Located in the heart of Old Ottawa South between Brewer Park and the Rideau River, the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club is one of the hidden treasures of the nation’s capital. The OTLBC provides a complete summer experience that includes tennis, swimming, volleyball dining and relaxation.

Join us this summer, and experience for yourself why we call the OTLBC our “cottage in the city”. 

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Monthly memberships are available from June to October at the Front Desk.

The Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club offers 18 Har-Tru clay tennis courts, 12 of which are lit for night play. With this many courts, we are able to offer an daily variety of ladders, round robins, competitive leagues and expert tennis coaching for both adults and juniors. Tennis membership includes full access to the courts: there are no additional court fees in our court booking procedures.

The Best Outdoor Pool in The City

The OTLBC facilities include a large 75′ x 35′ pool in a beautiful setting by the Rideau River. Perfect for cooling down during our hot Ottawa summers, access to the pool is included in all tennis memberships, and pool-only memberships are available too. Red Cross Swimming lessons are offered in July and August in both private and group lessons.

Beach Volleyball

The Club also boasts a beach in the heart of the city! 10 sandy courts offer members the chance to hit the beach in the heart of the city. As the Ottawa Sport and Social Club has use of the courts Monday – Friday from 6-10pm, there is a limited use as a Tennis or Pool member. But when the courts are unoccupied by OSSC, they are all yours! Great idea for birthday parties and corporate events!

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Full Service Clubhouse

The charming and historic OTLBC clubhouse is a jewel in Old Ottawa South. The facilities include locker and shower rooms, racquet stringing, meeting space, lounge area, large dining room, and the balcony overlooking the action on the courts, making our clubhouse a perfect venue for special events, weddings, or business meetings.
Our Club also features the newest location of the Royal Oak Pub,  always open to the public!

Summer tennis camp

Our summer camp program delivers a great mix of tennis, swimming, outdoor sports and activities for your children aged 6-14! Our camps are open to members and non-members. Lunch is included.

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Our Club’s History

The OTLBC has a long and distinguished tradition in Ottawa. This year marks our 136th birthday, making us one of the oldest clubs in Canada.   Click here to read some of the highlights of our 136 years.

The OTLBC is a private Ontario corporation with share capital and operates on a not-for-profit basis. Read more about the OTLBC Governance structure, the OTLBC Principles for Strategic Direction, and how to become a Club Shareholder. Maintaining an active and engaged membership is at the heart of everything we do at the OTLBC and our Club Values and House Rules  help serve as a guiding framework for all. In keeping with our Club Values to respect all persons, we strive to accommodate people with disabilities and special needs through the OTLBC’s OTLBC’s Accessible Customer Service Plan.

Sustaining Partners

OSSC Kunstadt Sports Royal Oak