22 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.

Parkes Tennis Club received funding in round 1 to undergo a lighting upgrade at the tennis facility, installing LED lighting across the venue. Category 2 provides funding for facility developments and upgrades that increase participation in tennis.

Regional Tennis Manager, Andrew Yapp said “Tennis NSW is thrilled to see the Parkes community benefiting from the ATP Cup Legacy Fund. Parkes Tennis Club continues to ensure the sport flourishes in the region by upgrading to higher-visibility and more environmentally friendly LED lighting. We congratulate all involved in the project and thank the NSW State Government for their support of tennis through the ATP Cup Legacy Fund.”

Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said Parkes 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 Parkes Tennis Club are committed to ensuring funds from the ATP Cup Legacy Fund deliver for grassroots tennis and provide opportunities for communities across the Parkes 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, 3 May 2021.