This is Tennis Canada’s innovative grassroots approach to achieve affordable and accessible year-round recreation.
Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada but unfortunately its growth is limited to the summer. With only 10% of Canada’s courts being covered to allow for year-round play, thousands of communities across Canada do not have access to tennis for the majority of the year.
Whether you are a recreation leader in your municipality or a community tennis champion, Tennis Canada wants to work with you! Understanding that investing in sport infrastructure is often a priority for municipalities but difficult to fully fund, Rogers has partnered with Tennis Canada to invest in year-round community tennis courts. To learn more about bringing year-round tennis to your community read about our Strategy below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis Canada and Rogers want to work with municipalities and local tennis champions to help deliver safe and affordable recreation opportunities for residents for all ages, abilities and skill levels. Discover how year-round tennis can transform your community.
By covering courts, municipalities can convert unused space during the winter months into a community asset. Learn more about how communities can use innovative and flexible partnership models to create accessible and affordable year-round recreation facilities.
From partnering with a not-for-profit organization to creating a multi-sport hub, Tennis Canada’s Municipal Tennis Facilities Strategy and Partnership Framework guides municipalities through the numerous options they have to make a covered court facility a reality.
TOOLS & RESOURCES
Whether it is during the initial planning stages or when it is time to program your facility, Tennis Canada has developed tools and resources to help communities throughout the facility development process. Check out our database of planning guides, best practices, practical templates and much more below.
- Tennis Participation Data and Statistics to Assist in Facility Planning
- Components of a Tennis Strategy
- Performing a Needs Analysis
- Covered Courts across Canada
- Estimating the Size of the Available Indoor Tennis Market
- Risk Evaluation Template
- USTA’s Community Advocacy Handbook
- LTA’s Club Fundraising Guide
- 2008 – Finding the Sweet Sport: A Step by Step Guide to Community Tennis Facility Development