Burlington, ON – In 2019, the Burlington Tennis Club received a $137,400 Capital grant from
OTF to make a number of significant improvements to their facility. These included the
installation of a new LED lighting system, installation of a new pickleball court, and resurfacing
of the six tennis courts. These upgrades will provide community members with improved access
to tennis and pickleball programs and events at the club for years to come. On April 23, the
Burlington Tennis Club (BTC) recognized OTF’s support during their Season Opening Event at
the 501 Drury Lane facility. Burlington MPP Jane McKenna delivered remarks celebrating the
grant and unveiling the new facility.
“The Burlington Tennis Club has been an important gathering place for many people in our
community for decades,” said MPP McKenna. “Tennis and pickleball are wonderful social
activities that help improve agility, flexibility and balance, along with many other health benefits.
This $137,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation has helped significantly improve the
club’s facilities, and will provide more people in our community with the opportunity to play
tennis and pickleball.”
“The importance of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s support in assisting the club improve its
facility cannot be overstated,” said Christina Wilson, President of the Burlington Tennis Club.
“With the recent resurgence of tennis, Burlington Tennis Club is now better positioned to serve
its members and the future recreation needs of the community.”
The Burlington Tennis Club is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization that remains committed
to providing a broad range of quality tennis opportunities for the City of Burlington and
surrounding communities. Since 1979, the club has offered recreational and competitive play
for seniors, families and junior players. More information about the Burlington Tennis Club and
the Season Opening Event can be found at https://btc1.ca
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of
Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384
community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen
the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic
recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Visit otf.ca to learn more.
Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Christina Wilson, President Burlington Tennis Club