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The Nelson Tennis Club may be one of the most beautifully situated clubs anywhere, with views of Kootenay Lake and Elephant Mountain. There is no street traffic or foot traffic…except the occasional golfer.
The Nelson Tennis Club has operated as a non-profit, community sports club for over 30 years. It is located on the grounds of the Granite Pointe Golf Club. There are three well maintained, lighted courts with outstanding views of Nelson, the Kootenay River and Kokanee Glacier Park. Although the Tennis Club is under independent management from that of the Golf Course, members have access to the golf club facilities, providing change rooms, lockers, and a restaurant with food and beverage services.
The club has a small, elected executive for its operation while other volunteer members help maintain the courts and organize play or tournaments. A hired coach runs the Summer Junior Tennis Program and provides instruction for adult players. The playing season lasts from April through November. During the year, a variety of instructional programs and tennis activities are offered. Playing time is not limited unless members are waiting, at which time court use is restricted to one hour.