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Report on the USTA Facility Assistance Program

USTA offers its Facility Assistance Program, a multi-level assortment of resources available to communities seeking to improve their tennis facilities. The program offers everything from technical guidance and information to those seeking to improve their courts, to facility assistance grants.

Recently, USTA's Facility Assistance Team made the following announcement:

We’ve granted over $7 million since the program’s inception in 2005. The amount far exceeds this when you add in value of technical services, advocacy, and one-on-one help from USTA consultants. It’s also worth noting that for every $1 we invest, a community invests over $10 on average. We are involved with projects that range from $2,500 to $25 million."

The program defines facilities served as those for which USTA provided advocacy, technical and financial assistance. In 2005, the program served 52 facilities, and in 2006, it served 38. But in the next five years of record, that number began growing dramatically. In 2008, 136 facilities received services. In 2009, that number was up to 351, and the following year, it rose to 616. In 2011, 917 facilities received services.

The number of regulation 78' courts built or resurfaced has fluctuated with the economy; 2005 saw a high of 452 courts serviced, while 2008's total was only 135. But in 2008, with the advent of recordkeeping for courts built or lined for 36' and 60' play, there has been a definitely upward trend. In 2008, 170 courts were served. By 2011, 3,349 courts were built or lined.

Want to tell someone about the USTA's Facility Assistance Program? Go to, and then click on the "Facilities" tab from the toolbar.

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