tennis balls and tennis racqets on the ground

Raise a Racquet for the Environment

Raise a Racquet for the Environment is back! Showcase your tennis skills while supporting the work of the Ecology Action Centre. 

Date: Feb. 17 and 18, 2024 
Location: The Sobeys Atlantic Tennis Centre (50 Verdi Dr, Bedford, NS B4A 0C3)

Join us for an exhilarating weekend of tennis! Raise a Racquet for the Environment is a doubles tennis tournament open to players of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just picking up a racquet for the first time, you’re welcome to join in on the fun. 

Best part – all money raised goes directly to supporting the important work of the Ecology Action Centre, helping us achieve our vision of a just and vibrant world of respect, belonging and ecological resilience.  

You can register as a team (two players) or as an individual. Individual players will be matched with a partner on the first day of the event. Team registration is $80 total and individual registration is $40. Registration includes: 

  • Playing in the tournament for two days 

  • Two free beverages courtesy of 2 Crows Brewing 

  • One free entry into our raffle 

  • Free snacks courtesy of Bird's Nest Café and free kombucha courtesy of Goodmore Kombucha throughout the tournament 

Player registration is now closed.

You can also watch the fun from the mezzanine as a spectator! The entrance fee for spectators is pay-what-you-can, and spectators may enjoy free snacks throughout the tournament.

Spectators RSVP here!


During Raise a Racquet for the Environment, you can enter to win the following prize basket worth approximately $1000!

  • 2 Kanken backpacks and 2 $150 gift cards to Fjallraven courtesy of Fjallraven Halifax
  • Tennis racquet and tennis swag courtesy of Cleve's Source for Sports
  • A tennis bag and a $30 gift card courtesy of Decathlon
  • 2 two-hour thermal circuit passes courtesy of Nature Folk
  • 3 $50 coupons towards regular priced shoes at Aerobics First courtesy of Aerobics First
  • Products from Atlantick Body Spray

To Enter:

  • On February 17 or 18, swing by the Sobeys Atlantic Tennis Centre to purchase a ticket. $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3.
  • If you are a player in the tournament, each player will receive one free entry into the raffle
  • If you are a player in the tournament and you refer another player to register for the tournament, you will receive one free entry into the raffle per player registration

Draw will take place at the end of the tournament on February 18. 

Event Sponsors

logo of 2 crows

Logo of Sobey's Atlantic Tennis Centre. Within a circle, there is a tennis racquet inside of a Canadian maple leaf with two blue wave-shapes below. Next to the image is the text: Sobey's Atlantic Tennis Centre


Bird's Nest Cafe Logo. On a baby blue background, there is an outline of a bird's nest from a top-down view. Inside the nest, it says "Bird's Nest Cafe + Catering"

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