NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund

About the Fund

The NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund (the Fund) is an initiative established by Tennis NSW and the NSW Government, as a result of securing the ATP Cup Group and Finals matches in Sydney from 2020.

The Fund will invest over $5m into community tennis across NSW over three years, targeting infrastructure, facility development and participation programs that support the growth of the game.

Funding will be delivered through four categories, each with specific objectives, eligibility criteria and process:

Category Fund objective Eligibility Process
Category 1: Major Infrastructure Development More than $4m for significant infrastructure projects to develop new or upgraded key hubs with strategic alignment, with the total funding available over three years.
  • Local Councils or landowners within NSW for a new venue, or on behalf of an existing venue.
  • Other entities which have an interest in the project (and are in partnership with the landowner) may be considered as the applicant where appropriate.
Category 1 will be through an Invited Expression of Interest (EOI) and Business Case submission to Tennis NSW.

Separate Guidelines will be made available later in 2020.

Category 2: Facility Development or Upgrade $600,000 for small to medium facility development or upgrade projects that will increase participation, with $200,000 available per year.
  • Incorporated tennis clubs and associations that are affiliated with Tennis NSW
  • Local Councils in NSW
  • Other bodies or deliverers that are located in NSW and affiliated with, recognised and/or sanctioned by Tennis NSW
Category 2 and 3 are open for applications, through a grants process, as per the eligibility criteria outlined in the Guidelines.

There will be one funding round per year for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Category 3: Participation Initiatives $300,000 for the development of targeted programs aligned to participation growth, with $100,000 available per year.
Category 4: Further Participation Initiatives More than $300,000 for the expansion of or new Tennis NSW managed programs aligned to participation growth. Initiatives related to this category will be recognised periodically as applicable. Category 4 is a Tennis NSW managed category and not open to application.

Information Summary

View the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund Outline: Summary of Information for an overview of the Fund to determine what Category may be suitable for your project. Further details can be found in the corresponding Fund Guidelines.


Fund Guidelines, Key Dates & How to Apply

The Fund Guidelines below contain all the details on funding available per project, eligible projects, project examples and what information is required. Please review the Guidelines thoroughly noting all key information and engaging your local Tennis NSW Club Development Officer before applying.

Categories 2 and 3 – Round 1 (2020): NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund Guidelines


Open: 27 August 2020

Close: 29 September 2020 at 5pm

Round 1 applications closed. Keep a look out for Round 2 dates and updated Guidelines in 2021. 

If you are having issues with registering or any other technical issues with the online application system, please call the Office of Sport Grants Unit on 13 13 02 (9-5 Mon-Fri) and/or email [email protected]

Are you Project Ready?

Successful projects can take time to prepare and deliver. Engage with your Regional Tennis Manager to discuss the suitability of your project for the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund and click here to read more about getting project and investment ready.

Your Local Regional Tennis Manager (RTM):

Shaun Mulraney

RTM – Metro South

E: [email protected]

P: 0403 046 400

Gavin Cowan

RTM – Metro North

E: [email protected]

P: 0466 955 203

Tim Welsford
RTM – Central NSW
E: [email protected]

P: 0418 613 180

Tim Welsford

RTM – Northern NSW

E: [email protected]

P: 0418 613 180

Mark LaBrooy

RTM – Southern NSW

E: [email protected]

P: 0468 573 78

Further Information and Contacts

  • NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund Frequently Asked Questions: Click here
  • General enquiries about the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund: [email protected]
  • For enquiries regarding using the online grant application system for Category 2 and 3 please contact the Office of Sport: [email protected]

Category 4

Thanks to the investment of the NSW Government through the ATP Cup Legacy Fund Category 4 and other co-contributions, Tennis NSW will deliver in 2020/21:

  • Develop and pilot a Diversity and Inclusion Play project aimed at reducing barriers and creating greater accessibility to tennis for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities in NSW who are currently under-represented in the sport of Tennis;
  • Expansion of the existing SHEroes program to expand the reach of the program to regional and remote areas of NSW; and
  • Develop and pilot the a Sustainable Facility Management Traineeship Course which will develop a pipeline of future tennis venue managers

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