About the OTC
The Orleans Tennis Club (OTC) is a non-profit organization serving the Orleans community. Our mission is to promote tennis and pickleball in the community; encourage cordial and enjoyable play; and introduce and develop tennis to the youth of the community.
Our community club situated in Orleans is comprised of four tennis courts and a clubhouse. Each tennis court can also accommodate two pickleball courts. The courts have lights for night play.
The club offers many services, including lessons for children and adults of all ages, singles and doubles round robin play, club tournaments, club leagues, an inter-club league team associated with the National Capital Tennis Association, and pickleball programming.
We are a smoke free environment.
The Orleans Tennis Club was founded in 1977 by an enthusiastic group of young tennis players and their families. They wanted the opportunity to exercise their passion for tennis in a convenient, quality facility which could also provide a safe location for their children to learn and enjoy the game.
Over the years, the club has been situated in a number of locations including a site on St. Joseph Blvd. and at the bottom of St. Pierre near the baseball diamond. It’s modern history began in 1977, when Pauline Rainville, Denis Roy, and Jean-Louis Chamberlain joined with the Orleans Recreation Association to procure a Wintario grant and acquire land on which the club is currently located. Four new courts were built and the courts were inaugurated with the new club’s first tournament in 1978. In 1979, the first clubhouse was purchased and situated in a trailer at the back of the courts.
A number of improvements to lighting and the clubhouse were made over the years. Spearheaded by Jim Corneil, Vic Clarke and Chuck Orifici in collaboration with the city of Gloucester, the Orleans Tennis Club facility was completed in 1991, with the construction of the current clubhouse building. Finally, the playing surfaces have been completely re-done in spring 2011. The exceptional involvement of Denis St-Denis in this matter is to be noted. In keeping with actively responding to community interests, the Orleans Tennis Club was proud to introduce pickleball to members in the summer of 2018.