TENNIS IN OUR ELECTORATE BENEFITS FROM ATP CUP LEGACY FUND GRANTS

Tennis in our electorate has received a boost following the awarding of grants in Round 2 of the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund.

The NSW Government, in partnership with Tennis NSW, is investing $2.4 million over three years to ensure community tennis benefits from NSW hosting the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena.

I am pleased to announce Collaroy Tennis Club has received grant funding of $23,500 to assist with upgrades to court lighting.

The sport of tennis, be it of a competitive or recreational nature, is enjoyed by many people on the Northern Beaches.  I know Collaroy Tennis Club’s project will be warmly received by the tennis community.

Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said more than $360,000 had been awarded to clubs, associations and councils across NSW for projects that improve facilities and encourage participation.

“The NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund is a clean winner for grassroots tennis in NSW,” Mrs Ward said.

“With the world’s best players returning to Sydney in 2022 for the ATP Cup, these projects will encourage girls and boys to pick up a racquet and emulate their heroes on Ken Rosewall Arena.”

Tennis NSW CEO Lawrence Robertson said they are delighted to see the positive response of the tennis family to the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund.

“With more than 50 projects now having benefited from the fund, our sport has been able to leverage more than $3 million of investment into tennis across NSW.”

Round 2 of the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund saw grants of $1,000 – $50,000 available.. During Round 1 of the Fund more than $240,000 was awarded to 19 projects valued at $1.52 million.

For further information on the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund visit: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/nsw-atp-cup-tennis-legacy-fund