Tennis is one of the few games that was introduced in Bhutan in the 1970s. There were a few players who enjoyed this game and it was mainly recognized as a game for who could afford it. indeed this game was not popular among students as facilities were limited and it was expensive. Consequently, they were hardly any tournaments organised for students or ladies.


The Bhutan Tennis Federation (BTF) was constituted in 1983 as the number of players increased. The federation has a written constitution which is due for a revision. The number of tournaments increased from one to two or three in a year depending on who was the Secretary of the federation at that period of time. Although the federation increased the number of tournaments in a year, the turnouts for students or ladies participation still remain very low.