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1964: The Club is Born

In 1964, a passionate group of tennis enthusiasts came together to establish the Saltfleet-Stoney Creek Tennis Club. Originating from two tennis courts situated behind Saltfleet High School (now Cardinal Newman) on Gray’s Road, the club was a collaborative effort between the School Board, the Town, and its dedicated members, who shared expenses to bring their vision to life.

A Young Club Grows

Operating successfully for 13 years, the club underwent improvements, including repositioning the courts ninety degrees for proper orientation and the installation of lights by its members. Family play remained a key priority throughout this period, with members actively participating in club activities.

1974: A New Name

On January 1, 1974, the club's executive made the decision to rebrand from the Saltfleet-Stoney Creek Tennis Club to The Stoney Creek Tennis Club. Despite having only two courts, lacking washroom facilities and drinking water, and experiencing occasional conflicts with school programs, the club boasted a membership of 400. With a growing demand for playing time, expansion became imperative.

1978: Relocation and Expansion

In September 1973, Club representatives presented a proposal to the Recreation and Parks Committee of Old Town Stoney Creek. Their plan highlighted the necessity for extra courts, enhanced lighting, fencing, and a clubhouse. After extensive discussions and negotiations between the Municipality and Tennis Club executives, four additional courts were eventually constructed to address the increasing demand. The Club relocated to its present site in 1978, where four courts were built.

1980: Let There be Light

Lights were installed at the new facilities to enhance playing opportunities for members, allowing for extended playing hours and increased accessibility.

1983: More than Courts

The official opening of the Clubhouse took place on May 7th, 1983, marking a significant milestone in the club's history.

1988: More Courts

In 1991, three more courts were constructed, further expanding the club's facilities to accommodate its growing membership. Additionally, lighting was erected to ensure optimal playing conditions for members, enabling tennis activities to extend into the evening hours.

1991: More Lights

Lighting was installed on the three northern courts, while the surfaces of the four southern courts underwent resurfacing.

1997: Space to Spectate

In 1997, members collaborated under the guidance of The City of Stoney Creek to construct a deck, enhancing the club's amenities and providing a welcoming space for social gatherings and relaxation.

2000: SCTC Goes International

Between 2000 and 2005, we hosted the Canadian Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships, attracting top-tier athletes from across the globe.

2004: Resurfacing

In 2004, the club undertook the resurfacing of three out of its seven courts with a new rubberized deco turf. This upgrade was aimed at minimizing wear and tear on players' bodies, ensuring a safer and more comfortable playing surface for members.

2006: Repaved Parking Lot

In 2006, the club's parking lot underwent repaving, enhancing the overall appearance and functionality of the facility for the convenience of members and visitors alike.

2011: SCTC Goes Digital

The Stoney Creek Tennis Club embraced modernization by relaunching its website with a user-friendly interface optimized for phones and tablets, alongside the introduction of several new features. Additionally, the club expanded its online presence with the launch of a Facebook page and an email newsletter, accessible to all members and subscribers.

2019: Resurfacing

In 2019, the Stoney Creek Tennis Club underwent a significant renovation as all seven courts were resurfaced and repainted with a sleek blue-on-green color scheme, enhancing the aesthetics and playing experience for members and visitors alike.

The Stoney Creek Tennis Club is a non-profit organization that operates successfully under the direction of volunteers, several paid staff, and with the guidance and support of the City of Hamilton and the Federal Government.

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