West Vancouver Mayor Mark Sager and council have signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding” with Tennis BC for a commitment to pursue the building of a new six-court indoor tennis bubble in West Vancouver at Hugo Ray Park. The deal also includes provisions for a separate indoor pickleball facility.
Details of the project are still in the early stages, as is the planning, but the facility will be built with the cooperation of the District of West Vancouver (land holder) and Tennis BC (lease holder).
The Hugo Ray Park playing fields are currently home to the West Vancouver Cricket Club, which uses the two front fields. The new tennis bubble will most likely be built east of the existing clubhouse in an area that will be cleared and prepared by the District for the construction of the new courts.
Tennis BC will also manage the facilities once completed, which will include maintaining the courts, arranging the schedules and managing paid bookings for using the courts. Costs and timelines are not yet available, but the tennis facility itself is estimated at 55,000 square feet and will also serve as a world-class training facility for young athletes.
This is a developing story and details will be added as they become available.