Tennis BC Hub becomes the first facility to be operated by Tennis BC
Richmond, BC – Tennis British Columbia (Tennis BC) announced today the opening of Tennis BC Hub, a tennis facility operated by Tennis BC. Tennis BC Hub is a public tennis facility with the goal of providing accessible and inclusive tennis programs, indoor court bookings, and tournaments for the public of all ages and levels.
This news comes in the wake of many recent historical moments in Canadian tennis including Ontario’s Bianca Andreescu winning the 2019 US Open and Team Canada finishing runner-up at the Davis Cup Finals last year. The trend is continuing into 2020 with British Columbia adding to this unforgettable time in Canadian tennis history. For the first time in BC’s history, Tennis BC will operate a facility. This milestone marks a major accomplishment for Tennis BC in its mission to inspire and enable the sport of tennis in British Columbia.
“This is a significant event for tennis in BC and in our organization’s 100+ year history. Our vision for this facility is to be a leader in creating innovative tennis pathways that support health and well-being in our communities,” shared Mark Roberts, Tennis BC’s CEO. “We are grateful to Northland Properties for providing us with this opportunity, and we look forward to continue working with our partners such as Tennis Canada and viaSport moving forward.” Tennis BC and Tennis Canada will continue to work together to bring a Western Canada Tennis Centre to BC in the future to provide more year-round tennis facilities, accommodate participant demand and to further develop tennis players in BC. “We are excited to support Tennis British Columbia with this facility and their vision,” said Tom Gaglardi, President & CEO of Northland Properties Corporation. “We have strong company and family roots in Vancouver and look forward to further helping the development of tennis in BC.”
Tennis BC Hub will take a developmental approach to tennis and will continue to grow the sport of tennis in BC through:
- Providing accessible indoor public court access through a new online booking platform;
- Providing inclusive tennis programs for children and adults of all levels; and
- Providing more competitive opportunities (i.e. tournaments, team events and leagues).
Tennis BC Hub will be located at 10251 St Edwards Drive in Richmond, BC. The facility is currently undergoing an update, including court resurfacing. Tennis BC Hub will open its doors to the public in March 2020. No membership will be required to book indoor courts. For more information on Tennis BC Hub, programs, and online court booking, please visit https://clubspark.ca/TBCHubRichmond. Further details will be announced in the near future.
More information or media inquiries:
CEO, Tennis BC
604-737-3086 ext 9
Inquiries regarding sponsorship:
Marketing and Communications, Tennis BC