Gurmesh Singh MP

LOCAL TENNIS CLUBS SET FOR SUCCESS

Coffs Coast tennis is the big winner with the awarding of $30,000 in grants from Round 2 of the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund, said Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh.

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 congratulate Englands Park Tennis Club and Sawtell Tennis Club on their outstanding projects which will bring enormous benefits to our community for years to come,” Mr Singh said.

  • Sawtell Tennis Club – upgrade of clay court surface, installation of irrigation to clay courts and upgrade of lighting – $19,695
  • Englands Park Tennis Club – installation of new fencing for courts 5 & 6 – $10,000

Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said more than $360,000 had been awarded to clubs, associations and councils across NSW for projects which 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 he’s 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,” Mr Robertson said.

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