Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

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The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club hosted the first ever National Tennis Championship of Canada and has hosted 2 Davis Cup ties.

Established in 1874 by I.F. Hellmuth and located in Rosedale, the club that year played host to a tournament (for gentlemen's singles) that over time became the Canadian Open tennis championship, now known as the Rogers Cup.

The Toronto LTC also played host to the first Davis Cup tie played in Canada, in July 1921. Australia swept aside Canada 5-0, with Canadian Henri Laframboise taking the only two sets dropped by the James Anderson-led Aussies. Six years later to the month, Jack Wright and Willard Crocker-led Canada defeated Cuba 3-2 in an American Zone semi-final contest. Both Davis Cup ties were competed on red clay.

The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club expanded its facilities in 1960 to include squash.[citation needed]


Coordinates: 43°40′50″N 79°23′20″W / 43.68049°N 79.38877°W / 43.68049; -79.38877