The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club was started in 1887 and this year, celebrates their 125th Anniversary.
They are hosting a Grass Court Classic Tournament. Play starts Friday June 29th at 12 noon and at 9.30am Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Here is a little of the Club’s history from their own web site:
“The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club is now the only tennis club in Canada playing on grass, and is also one of the two or three oldest tennis clubs in Canada. It was founded in 1887, only thirteen years after the modern game of tennis was devised and only ten years after lawn tennis was introduced to British Columbia by Chief justice Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie in Victoria.
“At the club’s 100th anniversary celebration, Jim Cochrane, a member of Wimbledon, visited the club to bring official greetings.”
To find out when special events and tournaments take place this year, please go to The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club.