October 26th, 2017

Miami-Dade County Parks Receive USTA Tennis Facility Grant

General News

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces was announced by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) national body as the recipient of a $7,500 USTA Facility Grant.

A goal of the grant is to provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional tennis environments, and leverage facilities to promote lifelong healthy activity and improve programming by advancing the latest tennis innovations for all program types.

“We are committed to enhancing and building more tennis facilities in communities across the country,” said USTA chief Executive, Community Tennis Kurt Kamperman. “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.”

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 and allocated more than $12 million.

In addition, grant recipients receive free technical assistance. The USTA Facility Assistance Program provides an estimated $3,000-5,000 in industry-leading experience with concept plans and professional construction document review.

For more information on USTA grants go to www.usta.com.