Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

Phone: 902.532.2043

Recreation Programs and Events

Annapolis Royal Recreation’s official mascot, “Sammy” Champlain!


April 29, 2022: Please note the Harvest Moon and French Basin Trails and parking lot at 112 Prince Albert Road are now open.

July 2022 Youth Sports Camps:

Youth Basketball Camp – July 13 & 14 at the Community Hub Gym

Learn the basics of basketball, develop your skills, and improve your game! This two-day session is being led by Coach Rhys Scranton and Annapolis Royal Recreation. Ages 9-12 9AM-Noon, and 13-16 1PM-4PM. Please bring a water bottle and indoor-only sneakers. To register, contact Rhys at or call 902-955-8634. Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $20.

Youth Tennis Camp – July 18-20 10AM-2PM at the Annapolis Royal Tennis Courts

This fun camp is open to youth ages 7-14. Cost is $40 for the 3 day camp, and in the event of rain the sessions will be rescheduled later in the week. All required equipment is provided, and the option to swim at the adjacent Annapolis Community Pool is included in the price – bring a lunch, water, and a swimsuit! Please contact Rhys at or 902-955-8634 with any questions or to register. Pre-registration is required.




Tennis in Annapolis Royal

Summer Tennis in Annapolis Royal!
Spring is here, so it’s time to get out and enjoy Annapolis Royal’s community tennis courts located on Champlain Drive next to AWEC!
Accessing the courts: There is no cost to use the courts, but you must now register to receive the combination to the gate lock by contacting, by calling 902-955-1205, or by visiting Town Hall. The courts are open to all, and children under 12 must have parental supervision.
The Annapolis Royal Tennis Club is always looking for new members. Seasonal membership rates for all play is $50 adult/$30 student. The fee for vacationers is $5/week to play on club doubles days. To become a club member, please join the club at one of their scheduled play times. All skill levels are welcome, and this is a super fun community organization to join!. There are also doubles tournaments that are open to the public on all holiday weekends. Please call Mike Scott at 902-532-5107 for more info.
Summer Youth Tennis Camps will be offered this year with details to follow. For more information on any of the above, or to borrow some tennis equipment to go give it a try, please contact Noah Scanlan, Active Living Coordinator, at, or call (902)-955-1205.
The Tennis Club is also offering adult beginners tennis lessons.
Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm, May 9, 16, 23
Annapolis Royal tennis courts, Champlain Ave.
All you need is a racquet and court/tennis shoes
Only two spots left for this clinic
Free. To register phone 902-665-2038
Or email
Tournament Doubles Dates – (Open to the Public – Entry Fees are $5.00/person)
Steve Rhymer Memorial – Sunday June 12
John Rodie Canada Day Tournament – Sunday July 3 – Starting at 1pm
Grant Potter Natal Day Tournament- Sunday July 31 – Starting at 1pm
Fallen Comrades Labor Day – Sunday September 4 – Starting at 1pm
Tennis Club Reserved Times:
M, W, F 9-11AM
Tues & Thurs 5-8PM
Sunday 2-6PM


Sport Programs and Fitness Classes


Annapolis Royal Recreation offers and supports a number of weekly sport and fitness opportunities for residents and visitors.

An up-to-the-minute link to the schedule is posted below the schedule, with copyable links available for easy reference. 


Sport Programs – Rates and schedules posted are for the October 2021->June 1 2022 season.  Please Note that registration for Fall 2021/Winter 2022 Programs is currently closed.  Stay tuned for details on upcoming programs. 

Pickleball @ The Community Hub Gym – Starts Monday, October 18, 2021

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles  to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. Leader Jean-Louis Batiot Mondays , Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm.  For each 4 hour session, the first 2 hours are for “recreational play”, the second 2 hours for “competitive play”, please see below.

Cost: $160/year for a up to 3x/week membership.  Half season membership is available at a discounted rate.

  • Each session will be divided where the first 2 hours (M 1-3PM, W 1-3PM, F 1-3PM) is for recreational/friendly play, open to all and encouraging to newcomers.  The expectation for this time period is that there will not be highly aggressive, hard shots or serves, & spins, and teams should be chosen at random. And there be a sense of inclusion, skill development, and fun.
  • The second portion of each day (3-5PM) will be for more competitive play.  Here more aggressive play is welcome, and games may be played where players select their own teams if they wish.
  • All skill and fitness levels should be welcome at either portion/session.  The goal of adding this extra time is to accommodate players with the option of play whatever style of the game  they may be seeking.  Ideally, The first half of each session gives players the chance to hone their skills, then perhaps they will wish to stay and try more competitive play.  Players are welcome to start and stop play at any time during either/both sessions.
  • Introduction to Pickleball mini-classes will be offered periodically for those new to the game. Please call 902-955-1205 or email for more info.


Indoor Soccer @ the Community Hub Gym – Starts October 15, 2021

Leader: Hector Lopez

Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:30pm, Fridays 5-7PM  Starts: Late October, call 902-955-1205 to confirm date

Cost: $120/year


Volleyball Starts October 17, 2021,

@ The Community Hub Gym/AWEC starting late November

Leader: MacKenzie DeLong

Sunday 630-830PM, Adults 18+,

Cost: $100/year



Competitive Table Tennis @ the Community Hub Gym, Starts October 18, 2021

Leader: Pierre Igot

Monday 6-8PM, Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm

Cost: $120/Year


Recreational Table Tennis @ the Community Hub Gym Starts October 21, 2021

Leader: Rita Ernestsons

Thursday 1:00-3:00pm

Cost: $100/year


Monday Night Adult Basketball  – Fall->Dec 2021 Session

Leader: Sam Anson

Monday 8-9:30PM

Cost: $80/Year


Friday Night Youth Basketball Training @ the Community Hub Gym ON HOLD UNTIL FALL 2022 

Leader: Ryan Scranton

Fridays 7:00PM Starting October 2020

Cost: TBD

*Please call 902-955-1205 before attending, as program/leader/gym availability may vary during school sports seasons.

If the costs associated with any programs are a barrier to participation, please contact Annapolis Royal Recreation to discuss options.  Discounts available for those who join late in the season. 


For up to the minute information on gym availability saved on your web browser or phone, please use this link:

For more information please contact Noah Scanlan at 902-955-1205, or email

Annapolis Royal Recreation on Facebook

Annapolis Royal Recreation has its’ own Facebook page featuring ongoing updates about recreation opportunities in Annapolis Royal, as well as fun tips and strategies for for staying healthy, fit, and happy.  Please click here to visit this page, “like”, and join this group!

The Academy Loft Climbing Gym

The Annapolis Valley Climbing Club’s new indoor rock climbing gym located at the Academy Gym.  For a complete list of their programming please find them on Facebook at, or email for information on events or becoming an AVCC member.

Walk Annapolis Royal


Annapolis Royal offers a number of different walking paths and routes for both recreation and to incorporate “active transportation” into your daily routine, all outlined in our handy map.

Walking_Map as Pdf
Or Download the brochure »

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