Club History

Green Belt Tennis Club

The 1977 Canada Games were held in Newfoundland and Labrador and hosted by the City of St. John's. The construction of new facilities in the City proved pivotal for a number of sports in the province, in particular for tennis. Ten open-air courts were constructed in a valley know as Kelly's Brook. After the Games, these courts went on to become the Greenbelt Tennis Club. Participation levels in tennis exploded over the next few years as the increased capacity helped interest in the game expand and the membership of the Club grew to a peak of almost 700 members.  

Greenbelt continued as an outdoor Club until the mid 1980’s. Increasing membership and a steadily improving standard of play confirmed the potential of developing Green Belt into a year-round facility. 

Through the efforts of the Club executive, "The Bubble" was finally erected in 1987! Initially it covered 4 courts but as use increased, the decision was made to expand to six courts while retaining three outdoor courts. (for anyone doing the math - we lost court 7 to anchor that end of the structure!) 

Tennis in Newfoundland had come of age. Greenbelt had established itself as a permanent year-round base where players young and old, social and competitive could play and develop their game. Over the years, a number of our top junior players have been awarded NCAA tennis scholarships in the United States. 

Riverdale Tennis Club

Located next to the scenic Rennie's River, Riverdale, with its clubhouse and six  outdoor lighted courts is one of the oldest continuously operating tennis clubs in Newfoundland. It has been the crucible of competitive tennis in the province for decades.