While having been played both recreationally and competively in the region for over 100 years, Tennis is making a comeback in recent years.

The Rossland Tennis Society's home, three blocks from the downtown core was built in the late 1800's providing summer recreation for the booming gold mine town. Built on the edge of the mountain Rossland sits on the three court set up has incredible views looking out over the Columbia Valley and surrounding mountains, forests and farmland. Quite possibly the most scenic tennis courts in British Columbia, the facility has been completely restored and resuraced in 2008 with a blue hardcourt surrounded by green setup. Also in Rossland, located at the base of Red Mountain Resort are two additional courts constructed as part of the new condominum development at the ski area.

Tennis Canada's community champion Paul De Villiers has been growing and developing the sport in the region for the past five years. Having introduced the progressive tennis methods the youth tennis movement is growing annually. Rix Rookie tour is a new tournament that Rossland now hosts annually as well as the Inter-City Tournament developed as a Davis Cup style team competition between Kootenay cities.

Sitting high on the east banks of the Columbia River in Trail, the Butler Park recreational complex fills two square city blocks with recreational facilities including a baseball stadium, aquatic center and a three court tennis facility. Fully lit for nightplay Butler Park is the center of Trail's tennis world.

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Paul De Villiers has been building Tennis in Rossland for over five years, growing the sport in leaps and bounds in the alpine city as Tennis Canada’s Community Champion in the area. A certified Tennis instructor that has introduced the progressive tennis method to Rossland to great success. Organizing numerous events at the Rossland Tennis Club Paul has worked with tennis pros in other cities around BC to begin developing a inter-Kootenay tour as well as hosting events on the Rix Rookie Tour.

Butler Park Tennis Courts


Resurfaced in 2011- and lit up for night play, Trail’s three court tennis facility at Butler Park is the premiere tennis venue in the region. Making up part of the two square city block recreational facility that is Butler Park, the newly surfaced courts are part of an all around sport training and competition facility. Also on site is the Trail Aquatic and Leisure centre complete with 25 metre competition pool, large recreational pool, state of the art fitness centre and meeting rooms.

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3 Hardcourt Courts
Fully Lit for Night Play
Part of the Butler Park Recreation Complex


Situated across the road from the banks of the Columbia River just across the river from the heart of downtown Trail Butler park is part of two square city blocks of recreation facilities. Also on site are 3 lit tennis courts and the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Center. The entire complex is within easy walking distance of Trail’s shops and restaurants including a deluxe hotel with excellent accommodations and is 1km away from the regional hospital with over 100 medical doctors and specialists. Serviced locally by the Castlegar Airport 25 minutes drive north or the Trail Municipal Airport 15 minutes drive east Trail is also connected to the world via the Spokane International Airport ( Washington State) 2.5 hours drive south.


The area boasts a moderate climate with long warm summers. The area is snow free from mid-April through mid-November. Summer temperatures average in the mid 20's Celsius. Rainy days are rare from June through September with over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year.

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Butler Park Tennis
Contact: Trisha Davison - Parks and Recreation Director
1875 Columbia Avenue e:
V1R 4T8 p: 1-250-364-0852
Trail,BC f: 1-250-368-6233

Rossland Tennis Courts


The Rossland Tennis Courts are located in a quiet residential setting near the corner of Park St. and LeRoi Ave, just 3 blocks from Rossland’s historic downtown These 100 year old courts were beautifully resurfaced and restored to tournament ready condition in June 2008 with a professional blue hard-court playing surface surrounded by green.

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  • 2008 - Inter City Show Down
  • Annual – Rix Rookie Tour

2 blocks from Rossland’s Historic Downtown Core on 2nd Avenue. Only a ten minute drive north of the Canada/US Border, a 2.5 hour drive from Spokane International Airport (Washington State) and 3.5 hour drive from Kelowna International Airport. Rossland is easily accessible from major airports from both Canada and the United States. The regional airport of Trail is a 20 minute drive, and Castlegar airport is a 30 minute drive.


As Canada's second highest elevation city at 1,023 meters Rossland receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year as it often sits above the clouds and valley fog. Situated in a natural alpine amphitheatre surrounded by the mountains of the Rossland range windy days are rare. Average summer temperatures are 25 C high and 11 C low.

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Rossland Tennis CourtsContact: Laura Petit - Rossland Tennis Society PresidentCorner of Park St. and Leroi Avenuep: 1-250-362-9429Rossland, BC