The Toluca Lake Tennis Club was founded in 1974 by Paul Ramsey and Wendell Niles, Jr. and catered to the residents of Toluca Lake, Hollywood, and surrounding communities. It became known as “the place” to play tennis during the ’70s and ’80s where celebrities such as Johnny Carson, Farrah Fawcett, Clint Eastwood, and others frequently played due to its proximity to the various movie and TV studios in the area. The original clubhouse also housed a popular restaurant known as the Magic Pan that enjoyed brisk business where it was often hard to find a seat especially during the lunch hours.
COMBINING CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD CHARM WITH ELITE, MODERN FACILITIES, THE TOLUCA LAKE TENNIS & FITNESS CLUB IS ONE OF THE FINEST HEALTH AND TENNIS CLUBS IN LOS ANGELES.
In 1993, Randy Landsberger and Paul Philo entered in to a partnership with Paul Ramsey to open a fitness center within the Toluca Lake Tennis Club. Originally intended as an option for strength and conditioning to the club’s tennis members, the fitness center soon also became popular with regular fitness members & private trainers who wanted to utilize the clean new facility and escape traditional gyms of the time.
After nearly five years of consistent membership growth and a busy private training program, the fitness center within the tennis club had outgrown its original location. Randy Landsberger and Paul Philo joined forces with Paul Ramsey to dramatically expand the fitness operations and create what was then called the Sports Center. The expansion was complete in 1999 and included moving two tennis courts to build a 4000 square foot building that houses the club’s group exercise room, spinning studio, and upper deck cardio training room. The previous location of the fitness center was expanded to focus solely on strength training and private training. Numerous other improvements were also made to the Club’s locker rooms, pool, and surrounding grounds.
The Toluca Lake Tennis Club and Sports Center remained two separate business entities, until 2002, when Randy Landsberger and Paul Philo also become part owners of the Tennis Club. Combining the Toluca Lake Tennis Club with the Sports Center allowed the two businesses to consolidate while combining the best in tennis with the best in fitness in a very unique country club setting.
In 2013 the club was renamed to better reflect the merging of its tennis and fitness history to Toluca Lake Tennis & Fitness Club. Today the club continues to offer tennis and fitness memberships or a combination of both with exceptional service, programs, and facilities. The club has been selected as one of the best Gyms in LA by Los Angeles Magazine and as one of the ten best gyms in LA by Citysearch. The club also received the prestigious “Best of Citysearch” award for health clubs in Los Angeles. Over the years the club has also received recognition as one of LA’s best boutique gyms by numerous publications.