TRURO, N.S. – The Truro Tennis Club has joined select company.
The club, located on Palmer Street, was the recipient of the Seasonal Facility Excellence award from the Tennis Professionals Association and Tennis Canada.
“We’re proud, pleased and honoured that they would recognize a small club from rural Atlantic Canada,” said club president Don Cameron. “These awards mean a lot because they represent a point of excellence in tennis in Canada, so to be nominated and win such an award is a big honour for us.”
The club becomes just the fifth winner of the award and second from Nova Scotia; the Waegwoltic club in Halifax won in 2013.
The club was recognized for its facilities and the programs it offers to a membership of more than 250. The club consists of six outdoor courts and the entire coaching staff is TPA certified. It offers a variety of programming, events and activities, including professional development opportunities, community outreach programs and provincially sanctioned tournaments.
Tennis Nova Scotia nominated the Truro Tennis Club for the award.
“We feel that we share this award with the heart and soul of our club, which is our volunteers,” said executive member Miriam Kaiser, who accepted the award last week during a coaching conference in Toronto. “They donate hundreds of hours each year to make Truro Tennis Club what it is, so we are the executive and we receive the award, but we really do share it with our members, our volunteers and, really, the entire Truro tennis community.”
The club hosted the Atlantic junior championship two years ago, and this summer will host the Northumberland region junior tournament.
In 2003, the Truro Tennis Club resurfaced its courts, while in 2013 it added two new courts, which cater to junior players.
The club also collaborates with the Cougar Dome, allowing both facilities to blend programs together year-round.
Past award winners
2017 – Truro Tennis Club
2016 – Okanagan Mission Tennis Club (B.C.)
2015 – Thunder Bay Community Tennis Centre (Ont.)
2014 – Calgary Tennis Club (Alta.)
2013 – Waegwoltic Tennis Club (N.S.)