Victoria – Bear Mountain Tennis Centre: Serving it up SPRING 2017
Western Canada’s ONLY Indoor/Outdoor Red Clay Court Tennis Club
Victoria, BC – Work is resuming at Bear Mountain on a new tennis facility with the courts targeted to open for play this May! The club will have 8 custom designed red clay courts in a beautiful natural setting at the foot of Mount Finlayson, with breathtaking views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. All 8 courts will be bubbled during the indoor season, October to April.
The Bear Mountain Resort and Spa is located in Langford on southern Vancouver Island, just 20 minutes outside of Victoria on the Westshore. The resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. Bear Mountain is one of the few golf courses in North America that offers an authentic natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada’s National Development team and the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team. The 5-star Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, Westin fitness centre, pro shop and the award-winning Sante Spa.
Bear Mountain Resort announces signing of one of Western Canada’s top Tennis Professionals Russ Hartley as new Tennis Director!
Russ has been the Head Professional and Tennis Director at Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club, one of Western Canada’s premier clubs for the last 30 years. “We couldn’t be happier that Russ has agreed to step into the role of Tennis Director,” said Dan Matthews, President and CEO of Ecoasis Developments LLP, owner of Bear Mountain Resort. “His experience and energy are incredible assets to our organization as we undertake the development of western Canada’s only all clay indoor/outdoor tennis facility.”
With a goal to become a certified Tennis Canada Development Center, BMTC will also be home to numerous tournaments and events at the local, provincial, and national level. “I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to come full circle, return to the island and reinvest in Victoria’s extremely active and dynamic tennis community, “ says Hartley. “This city has a rich history of producing some top national level players, and I am excited to build a tennis program at the Bear Mountain Tennis Centre to continue that tradition.”
Tennis BC wishes the Bear Mountain Resort and long-time member of the tennis community in BC, Russ Hartley, all of the very best in the exciting and upcoming opening of the Bear Mountain Resort’s tennis facility. We cannot wait to see it!