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.
Campbelltown City Council received $12,000 of funding in round 1 to reactivate Ruse Tennis Courts by resurfacing two of the four courts. Category 2 provides funding for facility developments and upgrades that increase participation in tennis.
“It’s great to see that local kids and tennis lovers will have these fresh new surfaces and new fencing to allow them to play tennis” said George Brticevic, Mayor at Campbelltown City Council.
Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said Campbelltown City Council 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.
“The Fund will see tennis flourish through projects which support facility upgrades and encourage participation across NSW,” Mr Lee said.
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 Campbelltown City Council 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, 3 May 2021.
To apply head to – https://www.tennis.com.au/nsw/clubs/nsw-atp-cup-tennis-legacy-fund