About the Club
Tennis has been played at our club since 1887, only 13 years after the modern game of tennis was devised. We are one of the oldest lawn tennis clubs in the world and the oldest club in Canada still playing on grass. The club is run and maintained by a dedicated group of members and volunteers.
Our playing season on the grass courts starts mid-May and lasts until mid-September. Our hard courts are playable all year round - weather permitting. The annual membership fee allows members unlimited access to the courts unless they are being used for a tournament or a pre-booked event.
The club has a total of 9 courts - 7 grass, and 2 hard. The grass courts are maintained during the playing season on a daily basis. Mowing and line marking takes place in the morning before the club is open for play. Court #1 (Heritage Court) and Court #2 occupy the prime spectator spot in front of the clubhouse's large veranda and are the 'playing fields' for many epic matches.
The clubhouse has a large lounge area with a fully licensed bar, TV, wifi, a large kitchen as well as men and ladies' washrooms and shower/changing facilities. There is a large veranda overlooking the courts with a view out to Cowichan Bay and mountains of Saltspring island beyond. The clubhouse is surrounded by mature trees, herbaceous gardens, and lawns where spectators can sit to enjoy the play or just take in the spectacular scenery and wonderful ambiance.
Members may book courts online up to 7 days in advance. They may book every day within that time period, in 2-hour time slots. If there is no one waiting for the court at the end of the 2 hours, or there are other free courts, members may continue to play if they choose. Out of courtesy to others, members are responsible for canceling their court(s), as early as possible, if they are unable to make their reserved time. Tournaments and block bookings take precedence in all cases.
Members are able to bring guests 3 times per year to play. Guests must be brought to the club by a member and cannot play on the court as a "walk-on."
Previously, we allowed guests to be signed in by a member and play on the courts. This rule is no longer in effect.
The cost for a member's guest is $20/day when playing with a member ($10/day for juniors), for visitors or guests playing without a member $25 per person for 2 hours. Court fees for the hard courts are $10 per person for 2 hours.
To find out more about the club during the playing season (mid-May to mid-September) please drop by or call the club at 250-746-7282. During the off-season please use email to contact us.