It’s not every day that a $10 million sports facility opens in Calgary, but for those who know about the project, know it’s been a long time coming.
Ron Ghitter, former Alberta MLA and Canadian Senator, along with Glen Scott, former President of Tennis Alberta, were the two driving forces behind making the facility a reality. With a dream to foster the development of tennis in Canada, the planning of this centre started 10 years ago. The vision was to build a world renowned tennis facility in Calgary and be the number one tennis club in Canada.
The 71,000 square foot Osten and Victor Alberta Tennis Centre is located in the city’s Southeast neighbourhood of Acadia at 295 90th Avenue SE, just off of Macleod Trail South. The centre has five outdoor championship courts and eight indoor courts. Boasting state-of-the-art technology, the not-for-profit organization hopes to redefine the standard for major tennis facilities across Canada.