Mississauga Breaks Ground on Year-Round Tennis and Pickleball Courts

Mississauga Breaks Ground on Year-Round Tennis and Pickleball Courts (image source: X / @CityMississauga)

Mississauga, ON – The City of Mississauga embarked on a groundbreaking endeavor on March 25, 2024, as construction commenced on new year-round covered tennis and pickleball courts. Situated at Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Mattamy Sports Park, this ambitious project is the result of a fruitful partnership between the City, Premier Racquet Clubs, Tennis Canada, and Rogers Communications.

The forthcoming facility, located at Mattamy Sports Park adjacent to Churchill Meadows Community Centre, will boast a six-court, air-supported dome structure. Anticipated to open later this year, the courts aim to address the growing demand for recreational and competitive play in the community, particularly during the winter months. Notably, the project is expected to generate an additional 400 hours of court time per week.

Among its numerous features, the facility will offer drop-in and structured play, lessons, and camp programming tailored for children and youth. Moreover, it aims to become a hub for hosting provincial, national, and international tennis and pickleball events, further enhancing Mississauga’s sports infrastructure.

Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden expressed her delight, stating, “This new facility is a testament to our commitment to promoting active, healthy lifestyles and will attract many residents year-round.”

Jodi Robillos, Commissioner of Community Services, emphasized the significance of the project in fulfilling the city’s commitment to providing essential sports amenities and fostering community engagement. “We can’t wait to see these courts come to life and offer racquet-based sports for the community to enjoy all year long,” Robillos remarked.

Karl Hale, CEO of Premier Racquet Clubs – Mississauga, expressed excitement about the funding received and the potential of the project. “We cannot wait to see this project come to life and to bring year-round tennis to the Mississauga community,” Hale said.

Gavin Ziv, CEO of Tennis Canada, commended the Year-Round Community Tennis Courts Program for its role in making tennis more accessible nationwide. “Momentum for this program just keeps growing,” Ziv stated, highlighting the initiative’s aim to construct 160 new year-round courts across Canada by 2029.

With a joint investment of $5.6 million from Tennis Canada and Rogers, the Year-Round Community Tennis Courts Program aims to bridge the gap in accessible tennis facilities across the country. Each project receives up to $200,000 in seed money, facilitating the development of much-needed sports infrastructure.

The groundbreaking ceremony marks a significant step forward in Mississauga’s efforts to promote active living and community engagement through sports. As construction progresses, anticipation builds for the unveiling of these state-of-the-art courts, promising to elevate Mississauga’s status as a premier destination for tennis and pickleball enthusiasts alike.

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