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.
Walla North Walla Tennis Club received funding in round 1 to undergo a fence upgrade at Walla Walla Sports Ground. Category 2 provides funding for facility developments and upgrades that increase participation in tennis.
Walla North Walla Tennis Club said “It is wonderful to receive support from the ATP Cup Legacy Fund to replace our aging fence. It will help improve the aesthetics of the area, make the play environment more attractive for tennis and also improve the security of the venue. Attractive facilities are essential to increase participation in sport.”
Member for Albury, Justin Clancy 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 Clancy said.
Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said Walla North Walla Tennis Club were one of 19 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 Walla North Walla Tennis Club are committed to ensuring funds from the ATP Cup Legacy Fund deliver for grassroots tennis and provide opportunities for communities across the Albury 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 Monday 3 May 2021.