Our History​​
Mission Statement
To be regarded as the best Tennis Development Centre in Canada by providing exceptional service in the areas of tennis lessons, membership and public play.

The Tennis Academy has been serving Calgarians since 1973 when it was establish by Rico Policarpo (pictured to the right.)  Rico aspired to make tennis accessible to everyone in Calgary throughout the winter months, he successfully accomplished this goal when he covered six outdoor public tennis courts with a bubble and attached an atco trailer to serve as a clubhouse.  

In the summer of 2000, The Tennis Academy expanded by building four new indoor courts, a large clubhouse to include men's and women's locker rooms, a well-equiped pro shop, and a fully serviced lounge. We are now the largest public INDOOR TENNIS CLUB in Western Canada.  

The Tennis Academy has a long history of supporting and developing competitive tennis in Alberta.  The Tennis Academy has produced 9 different National Junior Champions as well as numerous juniors who have attained a National ranking of 6 or better.  We host 16 tournaments per year for Tennis Alberta which is more than every other club in Alberta combined.

We are a Tennis Canada designated tennis development centre
  1. 2
    Former National Coaches
  2. 7,000
    Children introduced to tennis each year
  3. 9
    National Jr Champions
  1. Our Vision
    The Tennis Academy strives to make it possible for every Calgarian to enjoy the great sport of tennis year round. Through our partnerships with Local School Boards, the Calgary Sport Council and local communities, we introduce tennis to over 7,000 children annually
  2. Our Philosophy
    The Tennis Academy has been a family owned business since 1973. All of our owners are either family or close personal friends. We endeavour to create a warm and friendly environment so that our members and public guests view the club as their home away from home.
  3. Our Goals
    To help grow the popularity of tennis in Calgary by providing exceptional service in the areas of tennis lessons, membership and public play. One day we would like to see tennis enjoy the same amount of participation as other sports such as hockey and soccer.
  4. Our Success
    The Tennis Academy has long been the standard of coaching excellence in Calgary. We have produced 9 National Junior Champions and many juniors ranked in the top 6 in the country. We are a designated Tennis Development Centre for Tennis Canada