Green Belt Tennis Club (114 Newtown Road)
Green Belt Tennis Club is our indoor, year-round facility with six tennis courts, six pickleball courts, a club house, and change facilities with lockers and showers.
Green Belt History
Ten open-air courts were built in Kelly’s Brook for the 1977 Canada Games. After the Games, these courts became the Green Belt Tennis Club, which proved pivotal for the development of tennis in Newfoundland and Labrador. Tennis participation levels exploded over the next few years, thanks to the increased capacity and awareness generated by Green Belt. The membership of the club grew to a peak of almost 700 members.
Green Belt continued as an outdoor club until the mid-1980s. Through the efforts of the club executive, "The Bubble" was finally erected in 1987. Initially it covered four courts but as use increased, it was expanded to six, and three outdoor courts were retained. Court 7 was lost as the space was required to anchor the structure. Having a year-round, indoor facility visibly improved the standard of play by tennis players in St. John’s. Tennis in Newfoundland had come of age. Green Belt 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.
In 2024, Green Belt will be considerably improved yet again, in preparation for the 2025 Canada Games.
Riverdale (4 Portugal Cove Road)
Located next to the scenic Rennie's River, Riverdale is the association’s outdoor facility which operates during the summer months. It is the province's longest established tennis club. It has six outdoor lighted courts, a hitting wall, a clubhouse, and has been the crucible of competitive tennis in the province for decades.