Tennis Time

For the first time ever we have a male Canadian singles player who has reached third in the world. He has more ATP World Tour Titles and final appearances in the Open Era than all other Canadian men combined. Go Milos! There is also another Canadian named Eugenie Bouchard who has the potential to reach number one.

People often relate Fernie in the summer time to mountain biking, hiking and fishing. Tennis offers a balance to these activities. Whether you have a half an hour or three, there is no limit to the time you can play. We have
the most scenic courts in Western Canada, according to some locals. The courts were resurfaced four years ago and are in excellent condition. They are located in the James White Park. You can play singles, doubles,
with your kids, for fun, or competitively. There is no limit to where you can take thegame and it’s quickly becoming a lifestyle. Whether you have a lot of experience or have never picked up a racquet, tennis is a well-rounded sport with many benefits. It has been stated that tennis is the best overall body workout there is. Other benefits include improved hand eye coordination, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and above all, mental development and stamina. A sport for all ages, our members range from 3-80 years of age.

Tennis 101
• Starting out you will need a racquet, proper shoes, breathable clothing and a water bottle.
• Learn how to hold your new racquet and make sure you have the proper grip size.
• Learn how to use your new racquet.
• Get to know the court.
• Learn how to keep score.
• Learn how to play a match.
• Get some tennis lessons.
• Have fun learning all of the above!

Fernie’s very own tennis coach, Charlotte Willis of Fernie Tennis Coaching can help you out, and there is a plethora of information on the internet regarding tennis, from videos on YouTube to The Tennis Canada website.

Tennis has grown in Fernie as well. Within the Fernie Tennis Community we have over 200 junior and adult members combined. Our adult social nights are on Monday evenings from 6-9pm, June - September, and our junior social nights are Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm, May - June. We also have ladies tennis on Thursday mornings from 10am- 12pm. Drop in is $5, an adult membership is $40 and $30 for a junior.

For more information and events, please visit tennisfernie.com or email fernietennis@gmail.com.