City of Willmar (Minn.)
Receives Facility Grant
USTA Northern | December 13, 2017
USTA National announced, through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, that it has awarded a $20,000 grant to the City of Willmar (Minn.).
The grant will be used to remove two existing courts and build four new 78-foot asphalt tennis courts complete with 36- and 60-foot blended playing lines, LED lighting, new fencing and upgraded walkways at Miller Park. 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. ADVERTISEMENT ”
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.