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BC TENNIS CLUB


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Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton
Fir Street & 15th Ave
Vancouver
V6J 2K7

Phone: (604) 731-2191
The Club

The Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club is located one block west of Granville Street at Fir Street and 16th Avenue just minutes from downtown Vancouver and adjacent to the well known neighborhoods of Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale, Kitsilano, Dunbar and False Creek. The club simply known as Van Lawn was established in 1897 and is now considered to be one of Vancouver's finest racquet and athletic clubs. Van Lawn provides a wide variety of athletic activities for all ages and abilities in both competitive and social formats. Over the years many of the world's best players in badminton, tennis and squash have played on Van Lawn's courts. The club strives to continue this tradition of excellence and currently provides athletic programs and services to over 1600 members of all ages.

Facility

Van Lawn has sixteen tennis courts, four clay courts (outdoor year round) and eight hard courts (four are covered by a tennis bubble for indoor play during the winter season) and four hard courts housed in a permanent structure for indoor play year round. In addition to tennis there is a Badminton Hall which houses six courts; four squash courts (one championship doubles court and three singles courts); full service Sports Shop; Fitness Centre offering gym facilities and weight room; outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub (both are covered in winter for year round use); full facility men's, women's and family change rooms with showers, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, towel service and toiletries; children's lounge with television, pool and ping pong tables, kids only food service and weekday childcare; duplicate bridge club (ACBL sanctioned); massage therapy; food and beverage service is provided by the Player's Lounge (casual dining, featuring Wednesday evening buffets), the Tudor Lounge and Sports Pub and the Centre Court Restaurant (fine dining, featuring Sunday evening buffets), in the summer there are poolside patio barbecues and patio dining making Van Lawn a perfect choice for your family's dining needs. There are private rooms for meetings, parties and special events which can be catered to suit your needs.

Programs

Tennis instructional programs for all ages and ability levels are offered by Head Tennis Pro, Russ Hartley and his assistants Ken Echer, Kelly Hubbard , Marcus Anderson, and Alex Bullock, these include an Adult Coaching Program (private and semi-private lessons, group camps and league training) and the Junior Tennis Academy (private and semi-private lessons and group camps) which provides lesson programs at the recreational, developmental, competitive and high performance levels. Organized play at Van Lawn includes men's and women's in-house leagues which feature both singles and doubles play, men's and women's inter-club league teams, the sweetheart mixed doubles event, summer calcutta, one night stand mixed doubles event, turkey shoot mixed doubles event, annual club tournament, junior indoor and outdoor club tournaments, summer junior tennis match play. Van Lawn also plays host to a number of open tournaments including the Masters Indoor Tennis Championships, Clay Court Challenge and B.C. Junior Provincial Championships. Social events at Van Lawn are numerous and include Children's Pool Party, Children's Halloween Party, Breakfast with Santa, Children's Christmas Party, Delilah's Concept & Martini Party, Lobster Feast, Wild Game Dinner, Crab and Clam Bake, Dinner and Jazz Nights, Opera and Theatre Nights, Special Pub Nights, Beer Fest, Wine Festival, Estate Winery Dinners, Dickens Buffet, New Years Eve Gala, Wassail Party and the infamous Summer Pool Party!