The Galbraith Tennis Center opens on Sept. 4 in Tacoma, offering year-round tennis opportunities.
Galbraith Tennis Center is named in honor of Tacoma tennis player Patrick Galbraith. Galbraith grew up playing tennis in Tacoma and eventually developed into a top-ranked world tennis player. The United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest is the nonprofit group responsible for bringing the six-court public facility back to life after it had been closed for eight years. The facility at 1680 S. Mildred Street is the same location Galbraith played at many years ago.
“The Galbraith Tennis Center offers an amazing opportunity for the community of Tacoma to play tennis in the very same facility in which I grew up playing. I am so thrilled to be a part of USTA PNW’s effort to keep my hometown playing the sport I love so much,” said Patrick Galbraith.
There is a lack of local indoor courts and publicly accessible courts. The group believes people are interested in tennis in the Pacific Northwest, so they also are opening another facility, the Vancouver Tennis Center, next week.
By creating more opportunities, they hope to fulfill their larger mission of recruiting more tennis players in order to grow the game in the Pacific Northwest for years to come.
The Tacoma facility will offer a viewing lounge, coffee bar, pro shop, and instruction for all ages and skill levels, memberships, and competitive programs. More at pnwtenniscenters.com.