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TENNIS

TENNIS
What you need to know:

  • The Nelson Tennis Club (NTC) welcomes all ages and skill levels!
  • Our award-winning pro and assistant coaches provide lessons and clinics to get your game to the next level.
  • New to tennis? Try before you buy at the free “Tuesday Newbie Nights.” Check out the scene and meet the coaches. We’ll even lend you a racket. Newbie Nights run on Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6.30 p.m. from April 20, to May 11.
  • Thinking of joining? Consider the benefits:
    • low annual membership rates; add a bit more and include pickleball.
    • No court fees: book online, and play as much as you want.
    • fun round-robin social events and competitive tournaments (COVID-19 allowing).
    • free weekly coaching clinics
    • ball machine
    • hitting wall
    • Sunday morning round-robin play
    • Enroll your youngsters in the Junior Development Program
    • Enjoy the fabulous vistas of the West Arm and Elephant Mountain from our soon-to-be Facility Centre deck
  • COVID-19 update for 2021:
  • JOIN NOW
  • Inquiries? contact Angus Glass at 250-777-2591 or aglassaa@gmail.com
  • After you have signed up though the “Membership” tab, you can etransfer your fees to: payments@nelsontennisclub.com

Facility Centre

Find out the latest plans and progress for the facility centre for 2021. Please consider volunteering for a variety of ½ day work parties, camaraderie guaranteed. Please Sign up and we will have some fun!

Latest NTC news:

  • LVR student starts kick-starts recycling initiative for tennis balls

    LVR Grade-12 student, Boris Oudemans, observed that way too many tennis balls were heading for the landfill, and he set about doing something about it. As part of a school leadership class, he researched opportunities for recycling them, and then approached the Nelson Tennis Club (NTC), of which he’s a member, to encourage them to take action. And they are.

    “Across the world about 300 million tennis balls go to land fills creating methane and non decomposable rubber waste,” says Oudemans. “We may be a very small part of the problem here in Nelson, but we’re still a part.”

    The pitch to the NTC’s board was well received. So much so that the Club has committed the full amount of the honorarium—$1,150— it received in January from the Nelson City as part of the Leadership Sustainability Award. 

    “We could not think of a better way to allocate this money,” says NTC president Keith Bridger. “We want people to be active and play tennis, but we want minimise our impact on the environment as much as possible.”

    Recycling tennis balls is not as simple as taking them to the transfer station. They are processed by a specialized facility that breaks them down to be used for other purposes. The cost runs about $750 for 2,000 tennis balls, or nearly 40 cents a ball.

    The Club has decided to collect all the tennis balls and the plastic containers this season, so it can determine the volume produced. Oudemans approached the local Home Hardware Building Centre that donated two large recycling bins for the purpose.

    “I am really excited that, collectively, we can make a small change for the good,” added Oudemans. “The rubber can be re-used for producing plastic bases for street signs, a stucco paint product, and even materials to make new tennis courts. It is cool to think that what we do here could contribute to a new court somewhere else.”