Tennis Canada has announced a partnership agreement with the City of Burnaby that will see the development of the Western Canada Tennis Centre (WCTC).
The facility will be located within the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex and will house approximately 12 indoor courts and 12 outdoor courts. The facility will also feature ancillary training and fitness facilities including a strength and conditioning centre, a physiotherapy clinic, sport analytics room, along with change rooms.
The state-of-the-art WCTC will be a multi-use tennis facility providing community access to a broad base of programs for all age groups and skills including persons with a disability, while also housing the junior national training program in Western Canada and a training program for top BC athletes, including wheelchair athletes.
“This facility will see tennis being played by children, youth, families and seniors, regardless of their age, ability or aspiration. The WCTC will enhance Burnaby’s reputation as Canada’s leading sports and recreation city, and it will be a welcome addition to the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex,” said Derek Corrigan, Mayor of Burnaby.
The centre will offer a much needed daily training environment for Tennis Canada’s national junior training program and national wheelchair program. Community participants from Burnaby and the Lower Mainland will be able to train and play alongside some of Canada’s best “next generation” tennis athletes.
In the months ahead, design renderings and cost estimates will be developed along with a comprehensive fundraising campaign to support the facility.