The Queen City Indoor Tennis Club, or “Queen’s Club”, is located at 568 Dupont Street (near Dupont and Christie) in a building erected in 1921 to house the Toronto Skating Club (which in 1957 merged to become part of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club on Wilson Avenue).
The primary visionary behind the club was Sydney Hermant. In 1957 he and his associates realized their dream by purchasing the property and transforming it into a non-profit, indoor tennis club with just one court, on the former ice rink surface. To mark Canada’s centennial, a second court was added in 1967. The Queen’s Club remains one of the premier indoor tennis clubs in Canada and occupies a prominent place in Toronto’s history as being its first indoor tennis club.
While there have been improvements and upgrades over the years, the traditions such as member key entry, the honour system for paying for food, beverages and equipment, and the wearing of white tennis attire, remain. Most importantly, the values of honesty, respect and fair play espoused by the founders continue to underpin the club’s spirit. This special quality of the Queen’s Club attracts people who love the game for its own sake
Facilities and Services
The club features two superb separate Har-Tru green clay courts each of which is totally enclosed. Our mezzanine, attached to the snack bar and overlooking both courts, offers the best viewing for our special events and our traditional Finals Day.
Game arranging and block bookings are unique features valued by our members. The club provides a wide array of other tennis services, such as lessons, clinics, junior programs and racquet restringing, along with a small fitness area. It operates seven days a week, from 6:30AM to 10:30PM, and from September 1st to June 30th. It is closed during July and August.
|Programming||Tennis Services||Other Services|
· Pro Shop
|· On line booking|
· Block booking
· Game arranging
· On line bill payment
|· Rental of Hermant lounge and kitchen for events
· Wireless internet access
· Snack bar eat in/take out
· Laundry service
· Fitness facility