Tennis BC Information


Tennis BC
is the governing body of tennis in British Columbia.

Participation in VTA programs only requires VTA membership. However, many of our VTA members also sign up for Tennis BC membership to participate in Tennis BC’s programs (eg. Tenns BC Leagues, Tennis BC Tournaments).

VTA has become an official Tennis BC “Gold Full Member Club”. That means when you sign up for the VTA, you have the option to also pay for a Tennis BC membership at a discounted rate of $25, instead of $42. (See the link “Join the VTA“.)

Once you’ve paid for the Tennis BC membership, follow these steps to obtain your Tennis BC Member ID, or to verify your membership status:

– Once VTA has verified your Tennis BC membership payment, VTA will send your name to Tennis BC but you will still need to carry out the following steps.
– (Email VTA membership coordinator (membership@vtatennis.ca) if you need your Tennis BC Membership urgently)

(A) If you’re new to Tennis BC, create a Tennis BC online account:
1. Go to the Tennis BC Homepage – www.tennisbc.org
2. Click the button on the right that says ‘Tennis BC Online Account’
3. Click the red ‘Sign Up’ button on the top right.
4. Complete steps 1-6 in the registration process; Once on step 6, your 8-digit Tennis BC Member ID will appear in parentheses beside your name.
5. Please choose the ‘Cash’ option to imply that you have already paid for the Tennis BC membership through the VTA.
6. Please send an email to Tennis BC (membership@tennisbc.org) with your Full Name, and 8-digit Tennis BC Member ID requesting for membership validation.
7. Once they have verified your membership payment, your Tennis BC membership will be validated.

(B) If you already have a Tennis BC online account:
1. Go to the Tennis BC Homepage – www.tennisbc.org
2. Click the button on the right that says ‘Tennis BC Online Account’
3. Click the ‘Login’ button on the right and sign in with your login name and password.
4. Click ‘Profile’, followed by ‘Sport Information’
5. Your Tennis BC Member ID is the 8-digit number.
6. Ensure that your membership is up-to-date
7. If your membership end-date is within 60 days, you will see a red renew button beside your active membership. Click renew and follow the steps.
8. Please choose the ‘Cash’ option because you have already paid for the Tennis BC membership through the VTA.
9. Please send an email to Tennis BC (membership@tennisbc.org) with your Full Name, and 8-digit Tennis BC Member ID requesting for membership validation.
10. Once they have verified your membership payment, your Tennis BC membership will be validated.

Here’s more information from Tennis BC: (http://www.tennisbc.org/membership/for-individuals.html)


Below is a complete list of Tennis BC member club benefits:

  • VTA will appear as member club on Tennis BC site (with link to our website)
  • Participation in Tennis BC Men’s league
  • To play any Tennis BC sanctioned tournament you must be a member (being a member of the VTA means a savings of about $20 on Tennis BC membership)
  • Wilson Balls/Racquets – Member Clubs can purchase balls at a reduced cost for their club programs. Wilson also co-sponsors the Schools program and provides the racquets that are used.
  • Club Insurance – Seasonal member clubs can purchase liability insurance at a reduced rate from Tennis BC.
  • Inter-Club League – The Tennis BC Spring League has over 20 divisions with 184 teams of men and women and 30 clubs participating, and includes, as of 2010, Provincial Championships.
  • Tournament Director Workshops – Interested in running a tournament but unsure of how to begin? Tennis BC offers workshops on the basics of running a tournament and using the TDM (Tournament Data Manager) software.
  • Website – www.tennisbc.org is Tennis BC’s home page and contains up-to-date tournament information, on-line registration, news of special events and much more. Your club can be linked to this website to further promote your club.
  • Communication – MatchPoint Magazine, Tennis BC’s Magazine, is published 4 times a year and mailed directly to members who subscribe. It’s your source for information on the local, national and international tennis scene.
  • Tournaments – Tennis BC coordinates a full calendar of sanctioned and non-sanctioned tennis tournaments for players of all ages and abilities, including the Summer Series, the Rix Rookie Tour, the Tennis BC Junior Indoor Circuit and the Senior Circuit.
  • Provincial Rankings – Tennis BC maintains rankings for junior, adult and senior categories. Rankings are available in MatchPoint Magazine and on Tennis BC’s website.
  • Everyday Champions Stanley Park Open presented by Acura is one of the world’s largest amateur tennis tournaments. It’s a showcase event featuring some of the best players from across Canada, the USA, and other countries. It also features and ITF Junior U18 event with some of the best international players.
  • Coaching Certification – Tennis BC delivers Tennis Canada’s Coaching Certification, a comprehensive program that integrates coaching theory with specific technical information. The annual Coaches Conference and recertification clinics keep our coaches and instructors up-to-date.
  • Officiating Certification – Tennis BC offers officiating courses for those interested in becoming certified Referees, Chair or Roving Umpires, or Lines Persons under the Tennis Canada Officiating Program.
  • Official Hotel – The Hilton Family of hotels is the “official hotel” of Tennis BC and offers its members a substantial discount. The Canadian portfolio includes many of the most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites ®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.