21 April 2021 | Tennis NSW

In 2020 Tennis NSW and the NSW Government launched the ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund providing more than $240,000 in funding through Round 1 of the program for projects that support facility upgrades and drive participation.

The Fund will deliver more than $5 million in funding to tennis clubs, providers and venues as a result of Sydney hosting the ATP Cup Finals. Funding for categories 2 and 3 will be delivered through a grant program over three years in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Terrey Hills Tennis Club received $10,000 of funding in round 1 to install floodlighting on four courts at the centre. Category 2 provides funding for facility developments and upgrades that increase participation in tennis.

President of the club, Phil Smythe said, “This grant has contributed to being able to replace the 22 year-old metal halide floodlights on courts 2-5 with LED floodlights. The Club now has LED floodlighting on all 5 courts at the facility.”

Member for Pittwater, Rob Stokes said tennis has a proud history in the region with the grant ensuring the sport would continue to grow.
“This project will benefit all levels of tennis, from girls and boys picking up a racquet for the first time to the region’s elite players,” Mr Stokes said.

Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said Terrey Hills Tennis Club were one of 19 grassroots tennis organisations across the NSW to receive a grant in Round 1 of the Fund.
“The ATP Cup brought tennis’s superstars to Sydney,” Mr Lee said.

“The Fund will see tennis flourish through projects which support facility upgrades and encourage participation across NSW.”

Tennis NSW CEO Lawrence Robertson said, “We are pleased to be able to leverage off the ATP Cup to provide more playing opportunities for more people across NSW. The Legacy Fund will provide vital support to our grassroots to strengthen our sport further”.

The NSW Government, Tennis NSW and Terrey Hills Tennis Club are committed to ensuring funds from the ATP Cup Legacy Fund deliver for grassroots tennis and provide opportunities for communities across the Pittwater area.

Round 2 of the ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund is currently open. NSW grassroots tennis can apply for up to $360,000 in grants for projects that improve community facilities and encourage participation. Applications 5.00pm, 26 April 2021.


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