Director of Racquets & Tennis Professional - Aidan Mifsud
Approach the Oakville Club down Water Street and gaze upon the picturesque setting of the five outdoor tennis courts available for play day or night.
Aidan brings his enthusiasm and love of tennis to all the programs. He is a Tennis Canada qualified coach at Club Professional 3 level and has a vast amount of experience from his many travels.
The tennis courts in the summer are the place to be. Compete, challenge fellow members on the singles ladder or just enjoy a game of doubles on beautiful court 5, while the boats sail by on Sixteen Mile Creek.
Head Badminton Professional - Kevin Davidson
Badminton at the Oakville Club is synonymous with tradition. Four courts occupy what once served as an airplane hangar during World War I. Now, feathered birds fly through the air controlled by strings in the orchestrated movement of doubles and singles.
Programs for every age and ability have been expertly designed.This year-round sport is rich with organized leagues, round robins, socials and reciprocals.
Head Squash Professional - Melanie Jans
Melanie represented Canada for 14 years in World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and the WSA (Women’s Squash Association) Tour. She’s a Pan Am Games Gold Medalist, Four-Time National Champion and she achieved a World Ranking of #25, the highest of any home grown Canadian.
Four international squash courts provide an arena for opponents to measure their skills in triumph or defeat in the din of echoing tin. From house leagues, ladders, and round robins to tournaments, there are tiers for beginners to masters.
The game started during the summer of 1965, a few friends intended to play Badminton with their families, but the birdie was missing! They improvised with a Wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. Although some sources claim that the name "Pickleball" was derived from the family dog, Pickles, the name actually came from the term "pickle boat", referring to the last boat to return with its catch. Somehow the idea the name came from our dog Pickles was attached to the naming of the game, but Pickles wasn't on the scene for two more years - the dog was actually named for the game!