At the southern end of Steve McLean Park, near the corner of Deer Park and Meadowlands, stands the Long Park Tennis Club (the club did not have its name changed when the park itself was renamed after Fisher Heights’s former resident Steve McLean, former astronaut).
Neighbourhood volunteer run
The club has been in operation since the 1960s and, since 1991, has been operated by a small group of neighbourhood volunteers, under the auspices of the City of Ottawa. The aim is to provide a safe and good environment within the Fisher Heights area where families can enjoy recreational tennis.
The club is located at 1170 Deer Park Road on the corner of Deer Park Road and Meadowlands). Four courts are available to members between April and the end of October, seven days a week, dawn till dusk.
Membership registration for 2020 season
Half-price membership fees for Long Park Tennis Club are now in effect until the end of October (weather permitting):
- Family (parents and children under 18): $40
- Single: $29
- Student (enrolled at university or college): $25
- Junior (under the age of 18): $16
Gate key is $15 or return last year’s key for a new one free.
Entry to the courts is by a locked gate system which is necessary for insurance coverage. The lock is rekeyed every April; members who return their key at the end of a season do not have to pay a $10 key charge the following season.
The club will offer a set of five one-hour lessons on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
Cost for the package is $55.
Lessons by Tennis Pro Jeff
Tennis pro Jeff Sadrian is offering lessons at the club this year. Jeff is a TPA Certified Tennis Instructor with many years of teaching and coaching experience. He is a Member of Tennis Professional Association and Ontario Tennis Association. He is currently both an Ottawa tennis club Executive and Tennis House League Director. His tennis teaching clients have included adults, children, and Day-camp participants. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (B.Comm.), a Master’s degree in Finance (MBA) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). His teaching/coaching experience includes his over 30 years at Carleton University (Advanced Taxation), the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) and KPMG-Law. He is currently working with the United Nations and the OECD as an International Tax Audit Expert.
Please arrange lessons directly with Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August Features Free Drop-In Lessons
Long Park Tennis Club is offering free drop-in lessons for juniors aged
8 and up. All levels of expertise are welcome. Carleton University tennis instructor
Javier Ruano Valdez will run the sessions on three consecutive Saturdays
(August 15, 27 and 29) from 1 to 2 p.m.
Some racquets are available for those who want to give tennis a try before buying one. Contact Cheryl for more information (email@example.com or 613-226-2369).
Tennis Club Executive Contacts
Adrian Lungu firstname.lastname@example.org
Earl Brown email@example.com
Cheryl Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret McPherson 613-723-0169