How Far We've Come
The Jericho Tennis Club has changed several times, and in many different ways over the last ninety years. Originally founded as the Jericho Amateur Swimming Club in 1916, it changed its name after only one week to the Jericho Amateur Swimming, Water Polo and Lifesaving Club. It was finally incorporated as the Jericho Tennis Club in 1926.
Initially beginning with four tennis courts in 1917, the Club built four more in the 1920's, added another two in 1957, and finally two more in 1962. Three different clubhouses have been built: in 1926, 1960 and 1998. Two squash courts were added in the 1960's and the first tennis bubble in BC was installed in 1971.
The Club's waterfront location has been integral to its life since 1917 when a seasonal swimming float was first constructed. A permanent pier was opened in 1934, and remained in use for sixty years until the early 1990's when it was declared unsafe and closed. Always a leader, Jericho's focus on athletic excellence and a thriving social spirit have remained unchanged over the years.
Tennis and Squash Champions
The Archives Committee has identified 85 Club members who have played tennis and squash at the national and international level. Their photos will be displayed in the clubhouse and added to the website when the research is complete.
We Need Your Help!
Quality photos of three early players are urgently needed to complete our Tennis and Squash Champions research. We're seeking your assistance for information about Gordon (Cokie) Shields, Caroline Deacon and Doug Cameron.
Kindly contact Jo Pleshakov, Club Archives Chair, with any contributions you may have.
Web pages tracing the Club's history are in the plans. Recipients of the Club's Outstanding Builder and President's Long-Term Service awards, already recognized inside the clubhouse, will be featured.