Rossland Tennis Courts
2630 Leroi Avenue, Rossland, British Columbia, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Rossland Tennis Courts are located in a residential area in the north east portion of the City of Rossland, British Columbia, and accessed just off Park Street, a major collector road. The civic address is 2630 Leroi Avenue. The present extent of the property is seven 30' X 100' lots with the three courts taking up almost all of that area.
The Rossland Tennis Courts are valued for their continuous use over the past hundred years. Their ongoing maintenance and periodic refurbishment demonstrates the long-held appreciation that Rosslanders have felt for tennis, recreation and outdoor pursuits.
A Society of interested people has always directed the operation and organization of tennis in Rossland - proof that the opportunities the courts provide for skill development, competition and exercise are not only utilized but also valued.
An identifiable characteristic of Rossland culture is the integration of outdoor sport and social activities and the Rossland Tennis Courts are yet another example of this aspect of Rossland culture which has been true for over one hundred years.
Source: City of Rossland, Planning Department
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Rossland Tennis Courts include their:
- location in a wooded area with a panoramic view of the valley below
- quality playing surfaces and nets
- practice and storage area
- high fence surrounding the courts
- tennis courts
- public access and use
Local Governments (BC)
Local Government Act, s.954
Community Heritage Register
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Social Movements
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Sports and Leisure
Function - Category and Type
- Sports Facility or Site
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Rossland, Planning Department
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