About St. James Tennis Club

St. James is a small community-based tennis club located in the heart of The Glebe, Ottawa. Our members are young, old and in-between, and enjoy combining tennis with a relaxed and sociable club atmosphere. Our young, enthusiastic and experienced coaches run the largest junior program in the region, seeing an average of over 100 juniors participating in lessons at St. James each day. Our program was filled within the first few hours of opening day last season!


St. James has 4 hard courts and a 5th practice court at Corpus Christi across the street, a clubhouse and lights for nighttime play. We offer a range of activities including individual and group lessons, competitive leagues, club tournaments, and "round robins" where members can just turn up and play a game.

The social aspect of tennis is a big part of St. James, and there are a number of special events throughout the season. We also have a strong emphasis on tennis for families and children, including free activities for junior members and a range of lessons and tennis camps. Our professional coaches are committed and energetic, and we have a small team of staff who look after the day-to-day running of the club. Club management is undertaken by our manager Francisco Alvarez and a volunteer executive committee. We are a small club that likes to think big...

Former World #1 Mats Wilander at St. James August 6, 2013



In 2018 the official St. James season runs from April 28 until September 23 although the nets will be up as soon as the snow is off the courts and we will continue playing for as long as the weather is good. We hope you will join us!

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