Milbank, Haywood Receive
USTANorthern | May 8, 2018
The USTA, through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, has awarded a $10,000 grant to both the City of Milbank (S.D.) and Northwoods Tennis Club in Hayward, Wis.
The City of Milbank will use the grant to resurface four existing 78-foot tennis courts, complete with four 60-foot and two 36-foot blended playing lined courts, at Milbank High School. Northwoods Tennis Club will resurface four existing 78-foot tennis courts, complete with 36- and 60-foot blended playing lines on two of the courts, at Hayward Middle/High School.
The USTA Facility Assistance Program aims to support and provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional tennis environments.
“We are committed to continually enhancing and building tennis facilities in communities across the country,” said Virgil Christian, Senior Director, Market and Facility Development, USTA. ADVERTISEMENT "By investing in the development of tennis facilities nationwide, the USTA provides for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds the opportunity to play and enjoy the 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 39,000 tennis courts across the country, 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.
By investing in the rehabilitation and development of tennis facilities in the United States, the USTA believes these facilities not only will grow the sport, but provide venues for communities to gather and provide lifelong healthy activity through tennis.
Since 2005 the USTA has allocated more than $12 million through the Facility Assistance Program to help support tennis facility enhancements, renovations and new construction projects.