The weather forecast is in: It’s going to be a wet and cold fall. That doesn’t mean you have to hang up your racket. Here, the best indoor tennis courts in Vancouver.
Grant Connell Tennis Centre
An official Tennis Canada Tennis Development Centre, this is a great place for advanced lessons or recreational play. Courts can be booked 24 hours in advance (from $18.40/hour), but to guarantee your preferred time, buy a seven-day advanced booking card for $108. If none of your buddies play, check out the adult program for league and social play. 280 Lloyd Ave., 604-983-6483.
Steve Nash Sports Club — Richmond
This impressive facility includes four indoor tennis courts, available to non-members (at a premium; $25 vs. $15 for members). Click here for a free weeklong gym pass. Lessons are also available for non-members. 10251 St. Edwards Dr., 604-273-5213.
The four courts here can be booked for two-hour sessions a week in advance (from $19.25/hour). If you’re new to the game, this is the perfect place to learn, offering eight hours of beginner lessons – and a Wilson racket – for $120. Cardio Tennis is also offered. 6160 Thunderbird Blvd., 604-822-2505.
North Shore Winter Club
Here’s why NSWC might be the best club in town: The tennis facilities are tops, with seven indoor courts and four rooftop courts that offer distracting views of the North Shore Mountains. It’s affordable (for a private club; $4,500 initiation plus $186 monthly). And it offers everything from hockey to curling to wine tasting. 1325 East Keith Rd., 604-985-4135.
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