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USTA Florida Announces QuickStart Tennis Line and Conversion Grants

March 8, 2010 06:00 PM
USTA Florida and USTA have announced available grant funding to assist communities with the cost of painting QuickStart Tennis lines on existing courts, or converting standard-size courts to permanent 36-foot QuickStart courts, covering up to 75% of the total cost.

"USTA Florida is excited about partnering with communities that want permanent QuickStart Tennis lines and courts at their facilities. Painting permanent lines or converting existing courts to four 36-foot courts will result in increased QuickStart Tennis participation for children, increased revenue for the facilities and ongoing spontaneous play on age-appropriately sized courts," said USTA Florida Director of Community Tennis Linda Curtis. "QuickStart lines and courts will create the needed permanency for this new tennis format for children 10 and under and will change the face of youth tennis in Florida."
 
The 2010 USTA Public Facility Category I Assistance Program Grant is a $4,000 maximum grant which requires a 50% local match. Facilities must be willing to line a minimum of two courts, or convert one standard-size court to permanent 36-foot courts. Facilities must also sign a letter pledging to continue the QuickStart Tennis format for a minimum of three years to be eligible for future grant funding. 

USTA Florida will cover an additional 25% of the total cost of line grants up to $1,000, and an additional 25% of conversion grants up to $2,000. 

Parks and Recreation departments, Community Tennis Associations, schools, colleges and universities, National Junior Tennis and Learning chapters, and private clubs using the QuickStart Tennis format are encouraged to apply for the USTA Florida QuickStart Tennis Line and Conversion Grants. 

All 2010 grant applications must be received by Oct. 1, 2010, and projects must be completed and the required documentation submitted by Dec. 10, 2010 to be eligible for USTA and USTA Florida funding reimbursement. To fill out a facility grant form, go to http://ct.usta.com/pfa.

For further information and additional requirements, please contact USTA Florida Director of Community Tennis Linda Curtis at curtisL@florida.usta.com.
 

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