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, dining and relaxation.
2014 Memberships are on sale now. Start planning your summer, and experience for yourself why we call the OTLBC our “cottage in the city”.
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.
The Club also boasts a beach in the heart of the city! Our beach volleyball courts have been expanded for the 2013 season to 10 courts.
Full Service Clubhouse
The charming OTLBC clubhouse is a jewel in Old Ottawa South. The facilities include locker and shower rooms, racquet stringing, meeting space, lounge area, the large dining room and the balcony of the Cameron Avenue Café overlooking the action on the courts. The licensed Café is always open to the public, and is a perfect venue for special events, weddings, or business meetings.
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.
Our Club’s History
The OTLBC has a long and distinguished tradition of tennis in Ottawa. This year marks our 132nd birthday, making us one of the oldest clubs in Canada. Click here to read some of the highlights of our 132 years of tennis and lawn bowling in Ottawa.