History of the Club
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The B.C.E.R. Co. employees in Vancouver also formed a tennis club, located on 15th
Avenue. The two Clubs held reciprocal matches each summer. Travel between the cities was on the stately C.P.R. Princess boats. Accommodation in Victoria was at the Empress Hotel. The evening preceding the matches, dinners and dances were held at The Royal Colwood Golf Club. The visitors habitually alleged that their failure in the matches was due to having been plied with excessive amounts of food and wine!
The Vancouver club ended a distinguished career in 1952 when the company donated the property to the city for a grassy park.
In 1946, J. Ovelaque and R.Nevard won the Ladies Doubles trophy. R.R. Mitchell and R.Wood won the Men's Doubles trophy. The Club Tournament has been an annual event since 1914, except for the years of World War I and II.