Source for Sports: Local tennis & racquet clubs

Have a formidable forehand? Do you punish your opponents in a pickup game of pickleball? Maybe whiling a day away on the water is more your speed. If you’re looking for a place to play, exercise and socialize, check out these private clubs.

Tennis Clubs

Fulfill your Love of tennis at the following membership-based clubs, many of which also have fitness facilities.

Burlington Fitness & Racquets

First established as a tennis club in the early 1970s, the Burlington Fitness & Racquet Club is the city’s longest-running indoor tennis club and also offers a 16,000 sq. ft. gym, four singles squash courts and one doubles court, an indoor basketball practice court, a licensed restaurant, Chiropractor, fitness classes, and more.

1233 Dillon Rd., Burlington.

Cedar Springs

For over 40 years, Cedar Springs has been a destination for racquet sports. There are 12 tennis courts, six international, two hardball and three doubles squash courts. Its newest edition is the ever-popular pickleball, with three outdoor and two indoor courts. The club also has a fitness centre, a licensed restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, camps, and more.

960 Cumberland Ave., Burlington.

Oakville Club

Sports, recreation and social activities since 1907. There are five outdoor tennis courts available for play day or night (court 5 has the best views while the boats sail by on Sixteen Mile Creek.) Four indoor squash courts and four badminton courts are located in an area which once served as an airplane hangar during the First World War. Pickleball is also available, as well as fitness, sailing, swimming, children’s activities, and dockside, poolside or indoor dining.

56 Water St., Oakville.

Ontario Racquet Club

Home to 15 hard-surface tennis courts operating year-round, including for pickleball and badminton (six are temperature-controlled indoor courts, and nine outdoor courts are bubbled over the winter months). Extensive fitness centre, training room, boxing area, classes, yoga and more.

884 Southdown Rd., Mississauga.


Looking to get into this popular sport but not commit to a full facility membership? Try your hand at pickleball through one of these local associations.

Burlington Pickleball Association

Offers pickleball play for all ages, levels and abilities on designated outdoor pickleball courts. Visit the website to see which courts permit dedicated pickleball play, as well as court times.

Pickleball Pad

Learn to play through lessons or sign up to participate in a league. Games are held at Kings Court, 3485 North Service Rd., Burlington.

Sailing & Yacht Clubs

Bronte Yacht Club

Learn to sail, and various community programming. The BHYC’s racing season runs from May to October and has an active weekend regatta schedule. There’s an active cruising program for sailors with destinations all over Lake Ontario. Cruises feature organized meals, sightseeing and events. Reciprocal arrangements are available. 2514 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville.

Burlington Sailing & Boating Club

Located in tranquil LaSalle Park on the tree-lined shore of Burlington Bay in Aldershot. There’s a two-story clubhouse with a lounge, fireplace and washroom facilities. Take part in the organized weekend cruises to other ports, club races, visitation privileges at other yacht clubs, and storage for kayaks and canoes.

839-841 LaSalle Park Rd., Burlington.

Oakville Yacht Squadron

Active race programs compete up to three times a week, organized cruises nearly every weekend throughout the summer, and a high-calibre sailing school. Plus, regattas, sailpast, pub night BBQs and banquets. Reciprocal visitors are welcome.

97 Forsythe St., Oakville.

Port Credit Yacht Club

A year-round, private club offering yachting, facilities, services and social activities for over 75 years. Racing and learn-to-sail programs, engaging members-only events, a modern facility with casual and fine dining rooms and an outside licensed patio, and a pool. Plus non-boating and family activities and reciprocal visitation.

115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga.