Tennis Courts & Lessons
at Britannia Yacht Club


Active Tennis in Ottawa - All Ages & Skill Levels

The club has an active tennis program that caters to all ages and skill levels. There are 2 well lit plexi-pave tennis courts, and 1 additional dual function tennis/pickleball court. Activities include tournament play, round robins, single and doubles matches. We are affiliated with the National Capital Tennis Association and The Ontario Tennis Association, and our tennis players participate in inter-club competitions. Lessons are available from our club professionals. The social activities of the tennis players are renowned for their fun and enthusiasm.

a Mother a father and their two children holding tennis rackets on a tennis court

Tennis Lessons & More

Britannia Yacht Club offers a variety of regular tennis events and activities for our members to enjoy. All of our lessons and activities are instructed and organized by professionals from the Ottawa community.

Engage in Tennis Excellence

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, the Britannia Yacht Club’s tennis program is tailored for every age and skill level. Join us in one of our four state-of-the-art, illuminated plexi-pave courts for a match, round robin, or even a tournament.

Tennis Associations & Competitions

Proudly affiliated with both the National Capital Tennis Association and The Ontario Tennis Association, our players often represent BYC in inter-club tournaments.

Learning with the Best

Ready to improve your game? Our club professionals are here to offer lessons and guidance. Plus, our tennis community is known for its spirited social activities.


Standard Membership

Unlock a world of endless possibilities with our Full BYC Membership. Gain access to our pristine facilities, exclusive boat services, and a vibrant community of fellow boat enthusiasts. Join now and start your seafaring adventures in style.


Social Membership

No boat? No problem! Our Social Membership is designed for individuals who want to immerse themselves in the BYC community and enjoy all the benefits, Including tennis! Connect with like-minded individuals and indulge in the camaraderie of our vibrant club.


Tennis Etiquette at BYC


The game of tennis is not only bound by its official rules but is also governed by a set of unwritten codes of conduct, collectively known as tennis etiquette. These conventions are crucial to maintain the respect, integrity, and enjoyment of the game for both players and spectators alike. Let’s come together, whether at BYC or any tennis court worldwide, to celebrate and uphold the values of good sportsmanship and passion for the game. Everyone wins when we play with respect and heart.

  • Celebrate and acknowledge your opponents’ commendable shots. This not only keeps the game’s spirit high but also fosters mutual respect.
  • Refrain from hosting loud discussions or post-game analyses that could disturb others or seem boastful.
  • Avoid showcasing displeasure with certain types of shots like drop shots or lobs.
  • Remember, it’s never in good taste to belittle or act condescending towards a less skilled opponent. Keep the competition friendly and enjoyable.
  • Keep conversations low-pitched when in the vicinity of active tennis courts. This ensures that ongoing matches aren’t disturbed.
  • Do not walk behind a court in the middle of a point. Always wait for a break in play before crossing, and do so swiftly.

Always bring essentials to the court, including balls, towels, and drinking water, especially during hot weather.

Opt for tennis-specific sneakers. Not only do they protect the court’s surface, but they also provide players with the necessary comfort and safety. Non-tennis shoes can deteriorate faster and potentially damage the court.

Ensure personal items like racket covers, cans, jackets, and other belongings are safely stowed and out of everyone’s path.

If you need to return balls to a neighboring court, always wait for their play to pause. Roll the balls onto the back of their court without interrupting their game.

  • Retrieve balls not only for yourself but also for your partner and opponents. It’s a small gesture that promotes camaraderie.
  • Always be supportive of your partner. Replace criticism with encouragement.
  • Make line calls audibly so your opponent can hear clearly. If the ball lands in, continue playing without uttering a word.
  • Always respect your opponent’s line calls. If a disagreement arises, the best approach is to offer a ‘let’ and replay the point, even if it involves a second serve.

Embody the essence of sportsmanship by praising your opponents for their excellent shots. The core of the game is respect, enjoyment, and the love for tennis.

Our Courts

Court Details & Availability at BYC

  • Courts are free to book unless reserved for lessons or other events.
  • Reserve a 60-min slot for singles or 90-min for doubles.
  • Non-members can enjoy up to three court visits.
  • Member information is stored for easy booking. Email reminders are sent out for your convenience.

Note: Our tennis courts are labeled as Court 3 and Court 4. Court 2 is our dual function tennis/pickleball court with moveable nets, and Court 1 is dedicated to pickleball exclusively.

For those seeking a playing partner, head to “Find other players” on Court Reserve.

Court Booking with CourtReserve

Effortlessly book our tennis courts via the CourtReserve system, accessible both on desktop and mobile. 

BYC’s Court Cam: Get a real-time view of the court’s condition and attendance via the camera atop the BYC Club House.

BYC Event Calendar

Weekly Drop-In Schedule (Starting April 23)

Sunday: Round Robin drop-in from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday: Singles Round Robin drop-in from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Doubles Round Robin drop-in from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Group lessons from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Registration required through CourtReserve)

Thursday Morning: Round Robin drop-in from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. start in summer)

Thursday Evening: Drop-in with pro, play, and social from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join a Friendly and Welcoming Community

Tennis FAQ's

The tennis program at Britannia Yacht Club is designed for individuals of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn or an experienced player seeking competitive matches, there’s something for everyone.

The club boasts two well-lit plexi-pave tennis courts, along with a third dual function tennis/pickleball court. These courts provide a conducive environment for various activities such as tournament play, round robins, and both singles and doubles matches.

Yes, Britannia Yacht Club offers expert tennis instruction led by professionals from the Ottawa community. They provide lessons and organize various activities to enhance the skills and enjoyment of club members.

While the club primarily caters to its members, non-member guests are allowed to visit the courts up to three times. However, to enjoy the full benefits and participate regularly, becoming a member is recommended.

The club uses the CourtReserve system for court bookings. You can easily access this system via your computer or smartphone. You’ll be able to see court availability, choose a time slot, and even invite fellow players to join your booking.

Yes, the tennis courts are versatile and can accommodate pickleball as well. Court 2 is equipped with portable nets specifically for pickleball, and Court 1 is a dedicated pickleball court. While the courts primarily host tennis, members can also engage in pickleball activities during designated times.