Due to the need to practice social distancing in response to the current coronavirus pandemic the Elks Tennis Center is closed starting March/21/2020 following an order by Governor Bullock. The order applies through March 27th but could be extended.
At least we have warmer weather on the way bringing the opportunity to play outdoors. Keep exercising and stay healthy!
To join the BTA:
- Individual: $15.00 (all ages)
- Family: $25.00
- Patron: $50.00
-Sponsor: $250.00 or more
Please send your check to
Billings Tennis Association
P.O. Box 21381
Billings, MT 59104
or, pay online. Log into your account on the website or register to create an account. Please fill out as much detail as you are willing and able to do as this will increase the usefulness of the website to you.
1) Adult Summer Tennis: To be announced before the summer season.
2) Speaking of poor court condition, Brad Knutson who is now working at the Parks Department has asked us all to write letters to urge the Parks to resurface our courts. Many of our public courts are beginning to show serious signs of deterioration...the Central courts have been taken offline because its too dangerous to play on them.
3) We are working on some new 2020 programming...stay tuned for more news on that soon!
Please follow Billings Tennis Association on Facebook. It's much easier to keep our facebook page updated than it is to send out newsletters or update the website so we tend to post news to Facebook first...our site is www.facebook.com/billingstennis. It's a public page so anyone can view it, even if you are not a Facebooker! We also have a Facebook "group" that is a good place for tennis players to interact with one another...anyone can post to the group page. Feel free to use it to arrange matches, sell used tennis equipment, report on court conditions, etc.
STATE OF TENNIS IN BILLINGS REPORT:
TENNIS IS GROWING IN BILLINGS, MT. My data source: George Moncure. George plays on all of our public courts at various times of the day and night all year round. He says that in 2018 there was rarely a time that at least one other court wasn't being used and this hasn't always been the case. He is convinced that tennis is on the upswing in Billings and I am too! Our BTA membership is strong, our event and tournament participation is solid. We have a great foundation to make 2020 an epic year for tennis! Happy New Year; see you on the courts!
BTA publicity chair