#9. Pelham – a hidden gem in the heart of Fenwick. A few cracks in the surface prevent these courts from being rated much higher.
#8. St. David’s – beautiful setting, recently rebuilt. Would be right near the top if there were four courts.
#7. Young’s Sportsplex, Welland – very nice indoor courts within a soccer facility. Lacking a bit of tennis ambience and you can almost feel the debt.
#6. NOTL TC – a vibrant club in the middle of a beautiful park. No clubhouse but a nice gazebo.
#5. Grimsby – Nice courts; good clubhouse and busy club atmosphere, within a highway setting.
#4. Fort Erie – nice courts, active club and club house. Special bonus of both hard and clay courts (7 in total).
#3. Niagara Academy of Tennis – a true tennis facility in Vineland, bustling all winter with young up-and-coming international players. We can play there too.
#2. White Oaks – a great facility with 6 very nice courts. If only they still had outdoor courts.
#1. Welland TC – Over 100 years old, along the canal, red clay and hard courts (8 in total). The jewel in the crown…for now?
Honorable mention – the Port Colborne Tennis Club looks great but we’ve been unable to try the courts as they remain locked to the public when not in use by club members. The same might be said for every other club on this list. But that’s for another article.