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.
In 1994, La Coupe de la Reine was founded 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 addition to its tournaments, Tennis Lambda organizes a weekly outdoor recreational league, a competitive league and a winter indoor league.