Edenbridge Tennis Club (ETC) was founded as a not-for-profit corporation in 2018 as a direct result of the closing of James Gardens Tennis Club. The new club emerged as a true grass-roots effort of several passionate individuals who came together to figure out a way to keep their club alive.  The executive is formed from a few long-time (18+ years) members of James Gardens and several new individuals who are all extremely passionate about the opportunities that lie ahead for the club.

Edenbridge Tennis Club will be operating on the four courts located at the site of the now defunct James Gardens Tennis Club due to its prime location.

These courts have been a community staple for over 45 years. Located in the heart of Etobicoke's James Gardens Park, the tennis club is nestled next to the Humber River.  With hills and heavy foliage, the club is perfectly situated for tennis due to its shelter from both wind and noise.  The courts are so well tucked away in fact, that it is common to see deer and other wildlife near the courts.









August 2018

James Gardens Tennis Club announces its closure

James Gardens Executive announces that the club will close down at the end of the year.

August 2018

Members react by taking action

Long-time members challenge the decision but to no avail.

September 2018

Membership confers with the city to see what can be done

The small group of dedicated members pushes forth with the city to understand limitations and determine next steps. City outlines the sole requirement of 120 adult members for the formation of a new club.

September 2018

New executive forms

A new club executive is formed with the mandate of creating a new club at the same location.


October 2018

Edenbridge Tennis Club is founded

The new executive incorporates Edenbridge Tennis Club with the values of Community, Growth and Transparency.

October 2018

Edenbridge website is launched

Edenbridge Tennis Club site is launched to promote the club and secure interest from a minimum of 120 members for the 2019 season.

November 2018

Social media strategy launched

The new club is promoted through various social media channels.

February 2019

Evidence of interest criteria fulfilled

ETC demonstrates that it has 120 members.

February 2019

Edenbridge TC submits 2019 permit application.

All documentation and requirements for a City of Toronto permit for the next season are submitted.

March 2019

Permit approved!

Edenbridge Tennis Club formally receives approval to proceed with the new club. Let the 2019 preparations begin :).