USTA commits $3 million to refurbish tennis courts across America

September 09, 2023

In recognition of Coco Gauff’s US Open women's singles title, the USTA is committing to the refurbishment of tennis courts across the country as part of the newly-created US Open Legacy Initiative.


In total, the USTA is allocating $3 million to reinvigorate courts at parks, schools, and other public facilities across America in honor of Coco Gauff. This $3 million matches the prize money for the US Open women's singles champion.


This effort will be delivered through the USTA’s Tennis Venue Services program which aims to preserve, restore and construct tennis facilities across the country with projects ranging from court resurfacing and lighting upgrades to full-scale construction projects.


Over the last five years, the grant program has awarded over $5 million* to projects impacting the tennis infrastructure across the country. 

Coco Gauff with the 2023 US Open trophy. Photo by Garrett Ellwood/USTA.

In future years, in the case of an American US Open men’s or women’s singles champion, the USTA will make a similar commitment to advancing the USTA mission of promoting and developing the growth of tennis across the country, which could range from equipment donations to coaching grants and beyond.


For more information and to apply, visit


* - Grants were frozen in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Skip Advertisement


Related Articles

  • A mentee of Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe and founder of the One Love Tennis NJTL, Simpson passed away at the age of 75. Read More
  • Frances Tiafoe and the USTA Foundation hosted the first on-court activation for his eponymous Frances Tiafoe Fund in Dallas with the Dallas Tennis Education Academy. Read More
  • Eighteen-year-old Saahith Jayaraman and 16-year-old Alexis Nguyen won the singles titles at the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s National Winter Championships, the last of five USTA National Championship events in 2023. Read More