Established in 1923, the Rockcliffe Lawn Tennis Club is located in the wooded heart of the Village of Rockcliffe Park. The club has been a central gathering space for almost one hundred years, bringing tennis enthusiasts together in the spirit of congeniality and positive sportsmanship.
What we offer
The Rockcliffe Lawn Tennis Club or RLTC is a private-members club with four premium grade Har-Tru clay and four hard-surface courts nestled under an abundant tree canopy. The attractive clubhouse has a food and liquor licence to provide light snacks and beverages, and social events are offered throughout the season.
The RLTC offers a wide range of programming for all ages and skills, including private lessons, weekly clinics, round robins, ladders matches, tournaments, and junior programs at both a recreational and competitive level.
The RLTC is a welcoming, family-friendly club dedicated to embracing the sport of tennis, encouraging active living, and enhancing our sense of community.
Meet our Staff
Welcome to our new manager for 2023, Michael Bowen. You may have met Michael. He was a member at RLTC last year. We’re excited about the experience and great people skills he brings to the role!
He has a business degree from the University Ottawa, where he played for the tennis team, and a master’s degree in management from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He's worked in the tennis industry, including for Grand Slam Tennis Tours (GSTT) in America., helping with the representation of top tennis professionals such as John Isner, Cameron Norrie, Caroline Garcia, Reilly Opelka and more.
He was also the manager at the Quinte Tennis Club in Belleville, ON., for three years.
Michael has a passion for competition and is a multi-sport athlete in tennis, badminton, squash, volleyball and hockey. He's a fitness enthusiast, having completed multiple triathlons and marathons and he's training for an Ironman triathlon in Mont Tremblant this August.
Zhenya Kondratovski’s background is in high performance and coaching. He started playing tennis at the age of nine at the Dynamo Sports School in Minsk, Belarus. As a junior player, he competed provincially and nationally and was ranked in the top twenty in the USSR. He was the Belarus men’s doubles champion in 1989,
registered wins over top ten players in the country in his age category. Zhenya was also a regular hitting partner for junior national teams, including a few WTA players.
Zhenya believes in sharing his knowledge, experience and passion for the game with his students and other coaches, growing participation at both competitive levels in the region.
He is always open to learning and finding new ways to coach, inspire and help others the enjoy the sport.
Dan has over fifteen years of experience working in the sports and fitness industry in Canada. As a junior in Mexico, Dan trained and competed in local and national tennis tournaments; under the tutelage of his father & coach Jorge Vila. After moving to Canada as a teen, he went on to play soccer at a competitive level.
He completed his post-secondary education in Sports Business Management and certifications in Tennis, Soccer, Fitness & Nutrition. Dan recently worked at a Tennis Development Centre in Ottawa (OAC), teaching players of all ages & levels. In his free time, Dan enjoys the outdoors and likes to spend time biking and skiing whenever off court.
He looks forward to share his knowledge, fostering a lifelong love for learning and playing tennis!
In his teens, Ronan volunteered at the Rideau Club and ONEC and discovered that he enjoyed sharing his knowledge of tennis with others. He completed his Instructor training in 2019 and has been a part of the RLTC community since then. Ronan is a student at Carleton University and Algonquin College in the BIT Interactive Multimedia Design program which he hopes will lead to a Game Development career.
Through his experience in high-performance programs, Ronan has a keen eye for body mechanics and enjoys helping people who are struggling with their techniques. He is always willing to help out anyone who needs a hand with their tennis.
Michael, Axelle, Hanshul, Emma, Joaquin & Finn (from left to right)
Missing from the photo: Ally & Jack
Our Board of Directors
Our volunteer directors manage our staff and budget, set our direction and volunteer in many ways - from organizing tournaments and social events to everything in between.
We're a friendly group - please feel free to say hi if you see us around the club.