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One of the world’s top city beaches gets 10 new tennis courts

September 25 2013

Kitsilano Beach tennis courts

Ten tennis courts at Kitsilano Beach Park — five of which can host international tournaments, a first for outdoor public courts in Vancouver — officially open on September 29.

Opening celebration details

The public is invited to the celebration event, which begins at 11:00am.

The event includes remarks by Deputy Mayor Kerry Jang, Park Board Chair Sarah Blyth, Kitsilano War Memorial Community Association Vice President Don Shaw, and project donors.

There will also be a ribbon cutting, skills and drills (weather permitting), and cake.

Court improvements

The five northern tennis courts were built to meet International Tennis Federation tournament standards.

The five southern courts have been resurfaced with asphalt and plexipave sports coating. The facility also features new drainage, fencing, 17 benches, and a practice wall.

The wheelchair accessible facility replaces courts build in 1952. The Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre offers more than 50 tennis courses at this location, and programming is expected to grow. 

Project funding

The celebration event will also recognize the Park Board’s and City’s unique partnership with the Kitsilano War Memorial Community Association and the tennis community, which helped fund the $550,000 project.