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We are constantly looking for ways to provide kids with opportunities to adopt the sport of tennis. Whether it is through an after-school community program or through a club, our goal is to provide kids with opportunities to get started, to share our passion for the game and to encourage them to be active for life. Tennis BC has a number of fundraising and donation programs available that support both community youth and high performance tennis programs in BC. These programs start with your support.

Through the Vancouver Foundation, Tennis BC has created two legacy funds. The Community Youth Tennis Fund, which supports the development of youth tennis at the community level, and the Edward Siemens Memorial Tennis Fund, which supports one or more high performance junior athletes competing for Team BC.

Donations to the sport of tennis in BC can also be made through Tennis Canada, a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletics Association, with funds directed to Tennis BC. Please see Tennis Canada’s Donation and Policy Form.

Questions 

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about our donations procedures please contact Mark Roberts at mroberts@tennisbc.org

Foundation & Funds Descriptions

Please see below detailed description of each fund and ways to donate and support tennis in BC.

Fund hosted through the Vancouver Foundation

Most young players develop their passion for the game on public tennis courts in the community, learning the game in a fun, social setting. This fund supports the development of youth tennis at the community and neighbourhood level providing youth opportunities to participate in and enjoy tennis programs. Tennis BC has programs that donate rackets, balls and learn to play equipment to help keep kids healthy, active and playing for life. Contributions made to this fund are eligible for tax receipts.

The Community Youth Fund currently has $54,825.  Thank you for your contributions!

To learn more about the Vancouver Foundation and to give to this fund, please click here.

Fund hosted through the Vancouver Foundation

The funds donated to the Edward Siemens Memorial Tennis Fund are used to provide assistance to high performance junior athletes in need by providing a bursary that provides these athletes with access to program development opportunities within the Team BC Program. This bursary is awarded to one or more individuals who have participated in programs such as the Tennis BC high performance programs and have been selected or could be selected to represent BC as part of the Tennis BC Program.

The Ed Siemens Memorial Tennis Fund currently has $60,640.  Thank you for your contributions!

To give and to find out more about the fund, please visit the Vancouver Foundation.

Edward Siemens High Performance Bursary Application – Deadline March 29, 2021

Applications for the 2021 Edward Siemens High Performance Bursary are now being accepted through March 29, 2021. Please find the application form and application instructions below:

2021 Edward Siemens High Performance Bursary Application Form

Donations to Tennis BC can be made through Tennis Canada, by specifying funds are a gift / donation to be made to Tennis BC.

Tennis Canada Donation Form

To view and/or complete the Tennis Canada Donation Form, please click here.

Tennis Canada Donation Policies for Provincial Associations Form

To view the Donation Policies for Provincial Associations, please click here.