About the Berkeley Tennis Club:
BTC is a member-owned club, which is operated on a not-for-profit basis solely for the benefit of its members. This contrasts with many other competing clubs which are for-profit organizations owned by corporations or individuals. We as members make the decisions and participate in committees and activities to make it the club that it is. BTC is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are annually elected from the membership and who serve without remuneration.
The BTC is rich with a tennis tradition of over 100 years. The Club has hosted major tournaments such as the Pacific Coast Championships and the Davis Cup throughout its history, and was home to the USTA Girls’ 18 National Championships from 2007 to 2009. It presently is the venue for the Pacific Coast Senior Championships. The Club has a strong active roster that makes for competitive play at all levels and actively participates in USTA League play. The BTC has a tennis instruction program for players who are serious about improving their game and its junior program offers year-round clinics led by nationally known Director of Tennis Lynne Rolley. The Club has 10 immaculately kept tennis courts, of which 9 are lit. The Club also offers a heated 75’ pool, a Clubhouse with workout facilities with trainers available, exercise classes, a café, locker rooms and a large ballroom for meetings and events.
Club events include an Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, a 4th of July BBQ Pool Party, and Holiday Party. We have Friday Night dinners with events that include a speaker series with topical subjects, music performances, lecture slide shows and screenings of PBS shows produced by some of our members.
The Berkeley Tennis Club is Financially Sound:
- Experienced Financial Management: The Club’s finances are closely overseen by a Chief Financial Officer who is actively supported by a standing Finance Committee composed of past CFO’s and others with strong financial experience. The Club consistently maintains a healthy financial position
- Competitive Dues & Fees: BTC’s strong financial position and consistent management allow the Club to keep dues and other fees at a highly competitive level. The Club management regularly benchmarks its dues & fees against other local clubs to insure that it maintains its competitive advantage.
- Low Rate of Dues Increase: Prudent financial management has allowed the club to keep dues increases at a minimum. Over the past three years, for instance, cumulative dues increases have remained within one percentage point of the Bay Area CPI.
- First Class, Well-Maintained Assets: The Club's financial strength has permitted it to consistently and carefully maintain all facilities, including courts, pool, grounds and clubhouse, to the highest standards.