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.

The Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club offers 18 Har-Tru clay tennis courts, 12 of which are lit for night play; 12 beach volleyball courts, 2 newly added in 2017; a lifeguarded outdoor swimming pool; and a restaurant on site in our historic clubhouse.

With this many tennis courts, we are able to offer a variety of daily round robins, ladders, competitive leagues and expert tennis coaching for both adults and juniors. Our tennis membership includes full access to the courts: there are no additional court fees in our court booking procedures. We also offer pool-only memberships that includes full access to our swimming pool and limited access to our beach volleyball courts.

Join us this summer, and experience for yourself why we call the OTLBC  Your Cottage in the city

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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 and pool-only memberships.

Beach Volleyball

12 sandy courts offer members the chance to hit the beach in the heart of the city! We offer limited use of our beach volleyball courts as the Ottawa Sport and Social Club has use of them Monday – Friday from 6-10pm. But when the courts are unoccupied by OSSC, they are all yours! It’s a great idea for birthday parties, corporate events and friendly tournaments!

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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 spaces, lounge areas, large dining room and the best balcony in Ottawa South overlooking the action on the courts, making our clubhouse a perfect venue for special events, weddings, business meetings and so much more.

Our clubhouse is always open to the public – see our events calendar or just drop in!

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 and 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 137th birthday, making us one of the oldest clubs in Canada.   Click here to read some of the highlights of our 137 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