Covid-19: message from the board.

Events are quickly evolving as our local government puts the necessary controls in place to manage the impact of COVID-19 in Ottawa. We want to share with you the latest information we have received from City Wide Sports Programming, regarding City tennis programming: 

Public Courts in Ottawa

Typically tennis/pickleball courts open by the end of May. Installation of nets occurs during the month of April, however snow, ground frost and repairs play a role in determining when each court can open.  Unfortunately courts will not open any earlier than normal for play this year. If nets are installed too early with frost/wet/soft ground conditions, tightening the nets will cause the tennis posts to lean, requiring a costly re-instatement/replacement.

Membership Tennis Clubs in Ottawa

In response to the Government of Ontario’s emergency declaration, and to help protect our clients and the public from COVID-19, all City of Ottawa recreation and cultural facilities, including recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, swimming pools, theatres and museums are closed until further notice. This includes City of Ottawa membership tennis clubs. Due to the season, this currently only affects Tennis Centre West Ottawa.

Please refer to City of Ottawa/Recreation and Ottawa Public Health  for up to date information on the situation.

Elmdale Tennis Club always tries to have the courts ready for play during the first week of May.  Given the direction from the City,  we cannot predict a date by which the Club will be open for play this spring. We regret this situation and hope to have positive information for you regarding the Club later in the spring.

In the meantime, given the current closure of the Tennis Centre West Ottawa, we are cancelling our spring social event that was to be held on 19 April.  As soon as City sporting services return to a more normal footing, we will be in touch regarding social events and tennis programs for Elmdale members.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the current situation (  We look forward to seeing everyone on the tennis courts as soon as possible.

Elmdale Tennis Club Board of Directors