Vancouver Tennis Center (VTC) has been a beloved facility for decades, and now it’s undergone an extreme makeover with new management. Situated on land owned by Vancouver Public Schools (and adjacent to Fort Vancouver High School), and leased to the City of Vancouver who has run the facility for years, the valuable indoor sports center is now being managed by United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest (USTA PNW) who also oversaw its recent renovation. The transformation was jointly funded by the City, who invested $800,000 into roof and other crucial renovations, and USTA PNW, who bankrolled the rest of the $1.5 million needed to set VTC up as a high quality tennis facility which now includes newly painted US Open blue and green courts, new innovative lighting, screens for viewing all 9 indoor courts, and a tennis pro shop, among other amenities. VTC was closed for three weeks for the reno, but is now open to the public, with a grand re-opening celebration taking place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6 p.m.
USTA PNW is especially committed to creating opportunities for every child to learn tennis through rec and after-school tennis classes offered i nexpensively or by scholarship through schools and Vancouver Parks and Recreation. “Finances and money are never a barrier,” says Pat Dreves, general manager of facility operations and services for USTA PNW, headquartered in Beaverton.
Membership, class, program and drop-in information for VTC can be found at www.pnwtenniscenters.com/vancouver.
“We want this to be a community asset and a community hub for years to come,” says Dreves.