Tennis Lambda was born in 2012 by our founder Yvan Germain. At the beginning, the idea was to start a friendly competition between Toronto and Montreal similar to the Davis Cup.
As time passed by Yvan noticed that there was a growing interest in Montreal to start up a gay tennis league. In the summer of 1992, Montreal Tennis Lambda, a non-profit organization was born with an aim to promote the sport and to create a place for fellow tennis loving gays to meet up.
Tennis Lambda organizes a weekly outdoor recreational league, a competitive league and a winter indoor league. Without forgetting la Coupe de la Reine, an international tournament.
How to participate? To play tennis with us, please fill in the membership form (English form on page 2) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it the first day of your participation along with the 5.00$ annual fee. Upon payment of the fee, you will receive an Équipe Montréal card which will allow you to benefit from interesting rebates from our different sponsors.
La Coupe de la Reine was founded en 1994 and continues to be held every Labour Day Weekend. In 1999, Montreal joined the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA). Under the leadership of Kent Sanderson, La Coupe de la Reine continues to grow and in 2015, achieved a new record of participation with 137 players.
In 2018, la Coupe de la Reine celebrates its 25th edition. Tennis Lambda still tries to reach his goal by organizing the best possible tournament. All the profits are donated to the GRIS-Montreal association, which mission is to ensure a better awareness of the homosexual and bisexual reality.