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Meade Activity Center, City of Amory Receive Grants

October 2, 2014 12:24 PM

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced, through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, that it has awarded two grants to Southern facilities.

A $20,000 grant to Meade Activity Center in Brandenburg, Ky. The grant will be used to construct three new tennis courts. The USTA Facility Assistance Program aims to support and provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional tennis environments.

A $10,000 grant goes to the city of Amory in Mississippi. The grant will be used to for facility improvements and resurfacing of its tennis courts at Lawrence R. “Dickie” Palmer Tennis Complex. 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.”

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 35,000 tennis courts across the country in the past seven years, for all ages and abilities to enjoy the sport of a lifetime.

 

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