Tennis Club

Be Forever Part of the Clubhouse Restoration

At almost 100 years of age, the OTLBC Clubhouse is nearing the end of its life cycle. This $2.6 million project will transform the Clubhouse into a four-season building. Plans include: extensive improvements to the building's structure, insulation, wiring and plumbing; restoration of original building elements; and upgrades to the restaurant, member-service areas and locker rooms.

The Clubhouse Restoration is the largest project in the club’s history. The goal is to complete the project by 2023, OTLBC’s 100th year on Cameron Avenue. The first fundraising milestone is to raise $1 million by 2021. The project will set the stage for future generations to experience the moments, connections and community that define this club.

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August 2021 Update

A milestone project in OTLBC History to begin this fall

With the board’s approval, we are set to begin the restoration of our clubhouse! The start of work on phase one of the project is scheduled for mid September. M.P. Lundy Construction will begin with site preparation and construction. The main focus of this first phase is the re-establishment of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems and integrity on the ground floor. Construction will continue over the winter and finish in early spring 2022.

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The goal remains to complete the project by 2023, OTLBC’s 100th year on Cameron Avenue.  

This project is crucial to a strong future for the OTLBC. Get involved – it’s the best way to ensure that the project succeeds. To volunteer, contact OTLBC Board President Jenny Mitchell; to donate, contact Executive Director Maria Pierre-Noel. To run a fundraising event in support of the club, please contact Jenny Mitchell, Chair, Fundraising Committee.

“The club holds so many wonderful family memories for me. The Ottawa Tennis Club is the last of its kind and with all the tennis club closings lately, I really hope the club can survive and thrive. My three children regularly spent the whole day there playing tennis, swimming and grabbing a snack at the restaurant.”- Janet Scanlon McDiarmid, Member, OTLBC 1962-1982

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Ways to Donate

As of November 2018, the OTLBC is grateful to be able to accept charitable donations through their partnership with the National Sport Trust Fund (NSTF). Donors who pay with credit card, cheque or paypal accounts will be issued charitable tax receipts by email after completing the online donation form through the NSTF website.

Gifts will be deposited into a bank account dedicated to the clubhouse-restoration project. To recognize leadership gifts, naming opportunities are available for the verandah, second-floor board room, washrooms and upstairs hall. Naming rights are also available for court improvements. Anonymous gifts are also welcome.

1. Outright Donations - Make your gift online through NSTF via credit card or cheque
2. Pledge - Make your pledge by completing the OTLBC Pledge Form
3. Legacy Gift - A legacy gift in your will would also be greatly appreciated to help support future capital projects. Read the Legacy Giving FAQ.
 

 

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Highlights of the revitalized Clubhouse include:

  • Bring the Clubhouse up to current building codes and incorporate modern health and safety features
  • Updated and welcoming entrance hall with two desk areas to better serve members
  • Modern wheelchair-accessible washrooms, along with reconfigured toilets, lockers and showers for both men and women
  • Efficient design for the kitchen, along with upgraded appliances to support commercial café operation
  • Stabilized floors on the veranda and modernized railing to address safety issues and provide a clear view of tennis courts and grounds
  • 800 square feet of renovated space, currently unused on the ground-floor, to support programming and partnerships
  • Creating efficient and functional office space for the staff
For more details about the restoration plans, please view the preliminary concept drawings and floor plans.
 

 

Thank you for your support of the Clubhouse Restoration Project!