USTA awards grant to Gregory Park
USTA Facility Assistance Program to award $9,000 grant for Gregory Park
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently announced, through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, that it has awarded a $9,000 grant to Brainerd Parks and Recreation. The grant will be used to resurface and repair two existing tennis courts at Gregory Park in Brainerd. The USTA Facility Assistance Program aims to support and provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional tennis environments.
“We are committed to enhancing and building more tennis facilities in communities across the country,” said Kurt Kamperman, chief executive, Community Tennis, USTA. “This program allows us to assist in the development process of providing usable tennis venues to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to play and enjoy the health benefits of our great game.”
Since 2005, the USTA has awarded these grants to support tennis facility enhancements, renovations and new construction projects to provide more and enhanced tennis venues for increased playing opportunities. In total, the USTA Facilities Assistance Program has built more than 35,000 tennis courts across the country in the past seven years, for all ages and abilities to enjoy the sport of a lifetime.
In addition, grant recipients receive technical assistance. The USTA Facility Assistance Program provides industry leading experience in tennis court and facility construction from concept plans to professional construction document review.