The Derrick Club Indoor Tennis Centre



The Derrick Golf and Winter Club provides a wide variety of social and athletics programs for the whole family, and we want to keep building on that. Indoor tennis is included in athletic memberships.

In 2019, club members and the Board approved a state-of-the-art, four-court indoor tennis centre. Although COVID-19 has slowed the construction start date, the project is still moved. We know how sought after indoor court time is, and our careful planning, designing, and financial management has brought this exciting development to life! 

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Welcome Marvin Hinds, Tennis Director!

Marvin was born in Guyana, South America. His love of tennis began at age 9. He achieved his International Tennis Federation Level 1 Coaching Certification at age 15.

In 2001, Marvin and his family moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta and Co-Captain for the Golden Bears Tennis Team. Marvin has been a Tennis Professional at the Saville Sports Centre and the Royal Glenora Club.

A strong believer of continuous learning, Marvin has taken the appropriate steps to complete Canada’s Coach 3 certification program and the Advanced Coaching Diploma program.

While coaching at the Royal Glenora Club, Marvin helped establish the progressive tennis system, oversaw development of players in the Next Gen, Jr Performance and Men’s and Women’s Tournament Prep streams. He organized tournaments and box leagues to introduce participants to others at a similar age/level. These match play opportunities helped bridge the gap between recreational and competitive players at the club.

His experiences as a tennis player and coach have taught him the value of building relationships, as Tennis Director he will look to bring the “Tennis For Life” model and love of the tennis to the Derrick Club.

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September 24, 2021

The Derrick Club Indoor Tennis construction is progressing well

  • Grade Beams – Final Pour on September 20th
  • Base Prep / Paving Tennis Courts – October 5-15th
  • Pre-Engineered Structure Delivery / Erection – November 1 to January 30, 2022
  • Interior Finishes – January to March, 2022 
  • Target Completion –  April 2022

August 25, 2021

Construction is well under way! We are currently preparing the subgrade of the new tennis courts. That area will be paved before the metal building is erected in late October.

This will cause some disruption. The good news is that the timing is perfect as golf season will be ending and there will be less demand for parking.  

Thank you for your patience during construction. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

July 26, 2021

4 Week Look Ahead‚Äč

3rd Week of July
• Site services install Part 2 - Demolition, piling rig mobilize

4th week of July
• Piling install

1st week of August
• Piling install

2nd week of August
• Building Excavation

3rd week of August
• Building excavation, survey and layout, mobilize framework & reinforcing steel

The new north parking is complete. However, the lines are not the specified width, and they will be redone at the required width. Sorry for this inconvenience

  • Curling entrance is closed
  • There will be an entrance to curling when the tennis building is complete.
  • During construction, curlers can access curling from the main entrance or the Pro Shop entrance.
  • A section of the curling lounge will be used as a site office for Carlson Construction.
  • We will install a 6-foot fence with a privacy screen along the west side (9th hole) of the new north parking lot and will start landscaping the following week.  
  • We will install a fence along the east side (apartments).
  • We will be finishing the landscaping and reinstalling the fence along the new south parking.

June 2, 2021

4 Week Look Ahead

1st Week of June
• Asphalt sawcutting, earthwork on north and south parking lots, curbs on north parking lot, water main install within building

2nd week of June
• Curbs & sidewalks north and south parking lots, light standard install & electrical trenching, proof roll, water main install within building, site services install Part 1

3rd week of June
• Gravel & asphalt north & south parking lots, pin-on concrete island, water room construction

4th week of June
• Pin-on concrete island, line painting, temporary access laneway, rough grade landscaping areas, water room construction, site services install Part 2

April 28, 2021

4 Week Look Ahead

April 23
delivery and setup of temporary fencing; on site private utility locates.

April 26–30
remove light standards; site survey; Alberta One Call locates.

1st week of May
remove tennis court surfacing and excavate; remove south parking lot surfacing; south portion of water line install.

2nd week of May
rough grading both parking lots; water service room construction; water line install within curling.

3rd week of May
electrical trenching, light standard piling; water service room construction; water line install within curling.

4th week of May
curbs and sidewalks; water service room construction; water line install within curling.

March 15, 2021

We are excited to bring you our first update on the status of the indoor tennis facility. The Board approved the restart of the indoor tennis courts on January 26, 2021. An Indoor Tennis Construction Committee has been developed to assist in the Delivery of this Capital Construction Project consisting of our General Manager Jim Hope, 3 Board Members, and 2 Members at Large with Construction Backgrounds.
Following a competitive Request For Proposal process to select a General Contractor, the Committee selected Carlson Construction and have awarded a Fixed-Price contract. The Carlson Team has extensive experience working on similar projects at other Private Clubs and successfully completed the Derrick Badminton Facility in 2014. They understand the club and have always provided a great result with a keen eye on the budget and schedule.
Here is a high level look at our schedule:
Contract signed
Financing secured
Sub trades secured
Metal building ordered
Existing outdoor tennis court fencing and lighting removal
Existing tennis courts converted to parking
New south parking by skating rink constructed
New parking open
Building construction commences (piling, tennis court surfacing, structural steel)
Feb/Mar 2022
New indoor tennis facility target opening

Redefining Tennis in Edmonton

The playing surface for the new tennis courts will be plexicushion. This is a very popular surface favoured by a number of private clubs because it is considered less jarring on players body and less stressful on joints. Derrick Club members will be able to challenge their friends and family on the same playing surface the pros use at the Australian Open.

A top of the line indirect LED lighting system will enhance the players’ experience throughout the facility.

More for Members

The Derrick Club is expanding the athletics program with an all-new indoor tennis centre! The centre will have four indoor tennis courts with plexicushion surface and a variety of programs for all levels. The design and budget are approved and the centre is ready for development.

Athletic members have full access to the courts and online booking will be available.

Contact Lindsey Pelechytik at [email protected] or 780.437.8385 for more information or a tour.