Tennis Matter Toolkit Released
28-PAGE PUBLICATION IS AIMED AT HELPING COMMUNITIES BUILD TENNIS FACILITIES
Sept. 15, 2016 – USTA Southern has uploaded Making
Tennis Matter: A USTA Southern Facility Toolkit, a 28-page online
publication aimed at supporting Community Tennis Associations (CTAs), facility
owners, municipal leaders and grassroots advocates as they work to build more
tennis courts in local communities.
The publication includes
information on how to make a case for building more courts. The extensive
document includes numerous case studies, tips, resources, links, infographics
and other assets. Among the 13 sections are Getting Started with Your Dream
Project, The Case for Tennis, Partnering with Your Park & Rec Department
and Fundraising in Your Community.
The document has links to
the USTA Facility Assistance grant program, a presentation aimed at community
influencers and a multi-page Tennis Industry Association resource.
"After nearly two
years of compiling information to assist communities with their tennis
facility development and growth, the USTA Southern Community Tennis Committee
is very pleased with the results of this project,” said USTA Southern Advocacy
Subcommittee Chair Robin Jones. "Not only will this toolkit prove to be an
important tool for USTA Southern communities, but we hope other sections in the
USTA family will feel free to customize this compilation of best practices and
lessons learned for their own use."
USTA Southern President and CEO Paula Hale remarked,
"Recognizing that tennis growth happens in local communities, USTA Southern is
committed to providing resources to grassroots programs. This
instructional kit provides another asset in the toolbox.”
here to view the publication. The online document can also be downloaded
as a .pdf file.
The project, spearheaded by the USTA
Southern Community Tennis Committee, is designed to work in conjunction with
It Forward initiative.