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News Release

United States Tennis Association awards $40,000 Grant to the Town of Hilton Head Island

Release Date: May 8, 2019

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618


The United States Tennis Association (USTA), through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, has awarded a $40,000 grant to the Town of Hilton Head Island.

This is the first time the Town has received the grant that will be used to refurbish four 78-foot tennis courts, with 36- and 60-foot blended playing lines, at the Cordillo tennis courts at 104 Cordillo Parkway. Earlier this week, the Town announced that the courts would be closed to allow a contractor to demolish and replace the tennis courts and surrounding fence. Public Tennis Inc., a nonprofit organization in Beaufort County, will provide tennis programs for adults and youth once the courts are refurbished.

The USTA Facility Assistance Program aims to support and provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional tennis environments. 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, for all ages and abilities to enjoy the sport of a lifetime.

In addition, grant recipients receive technical assistance. The USTA Facility Assistance Program provides industry-leading experience in tennis court and facility construction from concept plans to professional construction document review.

By investing in the rehabilitation and development of tennis facilities in the United States, the USTA believes these facilities not only will grow the sport, but provide venues for communities to gather and provide lifelong healthy activity through tennis.

Since 2005 the USTA has allocated more than $12 million through the Facility Assistance Program to help support tennis facility enhancements, renovations and new construction projects.