Applications for the 2012–13 National Court Rebate Scheme have now closed. National Court Rebate Scheme applications for the 2013–14 financial year will be accepted from 1 July 2013.
The National Court Rebate Scheme (NCRS) assists member affiliates and local government to develop new tennis courts or upgrade old courts and associated infrastructure.
Since 2007 the scheme has proven to be a resounding success in stimulating more than 1500 new or resurfaced courts, equating to a $15 million investment in the sport across Australia. The NCRS has also acted as a catalyst for all tennis and government stakeholders to form partnerships and better plan for the provision of strategically located networks of community tennis centres. We look forward to continuing this success over the next twelve months and beyond.
Tennis Australia is committed to continuing the multi-million dollar National Court Rebate Scheme with the aim of stimulating court growth and improving facilities around the country.
The scheme will continue to offer more than $2 million annually for the next three years. Tennis Australia’s member affiliates are invited to submit applications for funding to develop or upgrade court surfaces and associated infrastructure.
The tiered-level funding is in line with Tennis Australia’s surface policy, which supports the four Grand Slam surface types as well as MLC Tennis Hot Shots courts.
Clubs can apply for funding in base preparation and development, lighting, surface or resurfacing, fencing, water saving and ancillary items.
Applicants may also wish to consider a facility loan as part of the total financial package to ensure the project has the capacity to be resourced properly. It is also recommended that clubs explore funding options available through community grants.
To obtain an application form, please register your interest through the NCRS e-brochure. Please review the National Court Rebate Scheme guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions prior to completing the application form.
If you require assistance, please contact the Places to Play team at Tennis Australia on (03) 9914 4000.