Aldershot Tennis Club celebrates a Trillium Grant

By Staff

November 23, 2023



Members of the Aldershot Tennis Club met last weekend to celebrate the $135,500 Capital grant they received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in November 2022.

All those Lottery tickets you bought and didn’t win on – that money went to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and transformed the physical landscape of the Aldershot Tennis Club, ensuring the safety of players and longevity of the facility,” said the MPP for Burlington. “The renovations have served as a catalyst for a renewed sense of community, well-being and recreation for tennis enthusiasts of all ages in Burlington.”

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Your Lottery ticket loses bring smiles to the faces of Aldershot Tennis Club members.

The OTF Capital grant, awarded over 12 months, allowed the Tennis Club to address a community need by funding the resurfacing of the Club’s Tennis courts and the fixing of the exterior pavement for improved drainage to keep leaking water out of the bubble and reduce tripping hazards. As an added benefit, the renovations have also made the court area far more visually appealing.

“I cannot express just how positive the impact of this OTF grant was for the Club,” said Ron Gelens, President of the Aldershot Tennis Club. “This grant has guaranteed that members of the club will be able to enjoy the great game of tennis for years to come. The courts were getting worn down and needed to be upgraded. The club had saved enough money to replace the existing bubble for indoor tennis, but the Ontario Trillium Foundation funds allowed the board to replace outdated lighting and overhaul the courts. It’s almost like we have a brand new facility now!”.

Aldershot Tennis Club is a not-for-profit volunteer-run tennis facility for recreational and competitive players of all ages with four fully-lit Plexicushion surfaced courts for year-round play, enclosed by a heated bubble in the winter season. Professional lessons and clinics are available. Clubhouse facilities are provided for members’ and guests’ use. There is a full slate of leagues, round robins and ladder competitions and regular social events and tournaments are held. Summer memberships are available and a wait list is available for indoor winter tennis. Please visit for more information.


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