General Burns Tennis Club

History

The General Burns Tennis Club was a thriving tennis club in the 1990s but then fell into non-use for a number of years. In 2007, the club was revived by Past-President Laura Wardlaw, with help from Patrick Dare, under the umbrella of the General Burns Community Association. Through the efforts of a strong group of volunteers the club was rejuvenated through league play, teaching and summer camps. The courts were re-surfaced in 2008.

The tennis club, like the park around it, is named after the distinguished Canadian military and diplomatic leader Eedson Louis Millard “Tommy” Burns, who served in both the First World War and the Second World War and held senior federal government posts after the war.

Each year the club was improved to the point we now enjoy a thriving tennis club with approximately 275-300 members. Members can participate in round-robins, ladders, Arthur’s Tip of the Month, The Club Championships (August/September), NCTA and many other organized events at no additional charge. The Club offers after-school lessons in May and June, half-day summer camps in July and August and a very popular Cardio tennis session on Saturday mornings.

Members also receive preferable rates for tennis instruction with our “Club Pro” (Arthur Cuenco, Professional Tennis Institute) or other Tennis Canada certified instructors.

Nearby schools now use the courts (at no charge) for physical education classes in spring and fall.

There is a lock on the court gate and, as such, you will require a membership or payment of a guest fee in order to play. Guest passes ($5.00) can be obtained from the Membership Coordinator and the Court Steward. The Court Steward is in attendance weekday evenings from May through August.

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