Tennis & Sports Courts on Granville Island

 

The Tennis courts (two) and Sports court (one) are available for general use on a first come first serve basis. A 30 minute limit is placed on the court once a person indicates that they would like to use the court. All courts are lit until 10:00pm. There may be some court closures due to lessons and/or tournaments.

 

TENNIS PROGRAMS

Play tennis at any level and we have a program for you. Registration for Beginner and Novice is limited to 6 players and 4 players maximum for all instructional and drill programs.

 

About our Instructor

Gord Hauka has been instructing Tennis Programs in Vancouver for over 20 years. Gord and all of the instructors are committed to providing enjoyable fun lessons and enthusiastic instruction to all players and participants. Classes follow the Levels outlined by Tennis Canada’s Skill Rating System and a Program. Curriculum developed by Gord that is directed specifically to improve the skills, play and performance of Recreational Tennis Players. Visit www.gordhaukastennis.com/

TENNIS LEVELS

Beginner
Our Beginner 10 hour course is designed to show you and develop all the fundamentals of the game. We coach techniques and tactics whilst developing your playing skills with a great bunch of people. Our Goal is for the Beginner courses to give you the basic skills that will allow you to get out and chase the yellow ball for the rest of your life and want more.

Novice
Our Novice 10 hour course will help you improve the basic skills to add consistency and placement to the fundamental skills. Ground strokes, volleys and serves will improve to have you playing at full court. We coach weekly themes on consistency and placement to develop match skills and compete for fun with a great bunch of people. Our Goal is for the Novice Player to know how to practice and improve these skills in fun and play before you take the Novice Plus.

Novice Plus
Novice Plus is where even more fun begins. Top spin for your forehand, slice for the backhand and a consistent serve. Players will be introduced to tactics and strategies for singles and doubles developing your skills in low key competitive play with your classmates. Our Goal is for the Novice Plus player to be able to play a game in almost any social setting and practice and play until they need more. Lower Intermediate and beyond.

Lower Intermediate & Intermediate
Lower Intermediate and Intermediate courses are designed to help you improve skills you already have and add spin, speed and evil to your techniques and tactical planning. Our goal is to get you ready for the Summer Tournaments from Stanley Park to playing the local court champ.

 

View classes at recreation.vancouver.ca

 

Program Changes due to COVID-19

Please note all False Creek Community Centre Spring 2020 programs are cancelled and anyone who has paid for a program will receive a full refund.
The City of Vancouver is working with internal and external partners, including Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) on a proactive approach to deal with COVID-19 in B.C. Here at the City, we are doing everything we can to minimize the risks and impacts on staff and our communities alike.
Effective immediately, the City is closing or limiting public access to a number of its facilities to curb the potential spread of COVID-19 and ensure that resources can be focused on supporting essential operations.

Included in the list of closures effective today are:
• Park Board community centres, pools, fitness centres, ice rinks, and golf courses will be closed
• All Vancouver Public Library locations will be closed as of 1:30pm March 16 (all digital services, and email and phone reference will be available)
• All Vancouver Civic Theatres will be closed
• All permitted events at Park Board sports fields and parks will be cancelled
• Park Board field houses and change rooms will be closed, park washrooms will remain open
• Attractions such as Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, the Bloedel Conservatory and the Stanley Park Train will be closed to the public

Anyone who has already paid for a program, rental  or permit at a closed Park Board location will receive a full refund. Please visit Vancouver.ca for up to date information.
We will be contacting patrons about program and rental cancellations and deeply appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience during this difficult time

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