Questions about
grants & loans?
  Contact: J Stanley
Commiittee Chair 

Due to increasing demand for platform tennis, an APTA "Grow the Game Committee" assists current and future markets in placing new courts in their areas.

Committee members are available to the local facilities to assist in preliminary planning, financial planning and implementation strategies. Please visit the listings below for court and space planning thoughts, financial planning considerations and implementation suggestions.

An important component to this committee is to offer financial assistance to public access facilities in the form of Grants and/or Loans.

This assistance is to be the final piece of the financial strategy, without which the courts would not be possible. Since the committee’s inception in 2006, the APTA has awarded grants to facilities around the country totaling more than $227,000 (May, 2013) with all 7 regions benefiting from this program. The financial option of an interest-free loan was added in 2011 and to date (May, 2013), the APTA has loaned $113,000 to new & existing facilities.

If you are a platform tennis enthusiast looking to add a court or multiple courts to your existing facility or if you are trying to bring the sport to your area, please contact us today for assistance. We are here to help you every step of the way and urge you to take advantage of these resources as the APTA carries out one of its major missions – Growing the Sport of platform tennis.

Slides courtesy of Total Platform Tennis

That’s right…all over the country! Not just in typical hotspots such as Chicago or the tri-state area, but in Charleston, South Carolina, Yellowstone in Wyoming, Richmond, Virginia, Boulder, Colorado, etc. And the numbers seem to grow every year. Full article on platform tennis growth

Facility & Program Development Resources

We urge you to take advantage of these resources as the APTA carries out one of its major missions – growing the sport!

Growth Committee Members
Project Planning Resources
Financial Planning Components (pdf)
Site Planning Considerations (pdf)
Sample Permit Information (pdf)
Sample Lighting Photometric (pdf)
Court Layout Information (pdf)
Sample Program Feasibility Study (xls)
Note: Technical documents are offered as samples only. Each installation is unique and each community has its own zoning and building codes. What is appropriate and legal in one installation may not be in another. Documents may also represent proprietary work product of the creator.
Sample Proposals from Grant & Loan Recipients
Kansas City, KA (pdf)
North Park, PA (pdf)
Municipal Proposal, Hinsdale, IL (doc)
Olde Providence Racquet Club, NC (pdf)
PR Materials
APTA Video
This video may be a helpful promotional aid to show VIPs who are new to the game. For your own copy of the DVD, contact the Growth Committee.
Municipal Paddle Brochure (pdf)
This brochure includes facts, figures, history and guidelines for pitching a municipal platform tennis project. Although focused on municipal projects, it's quite helpful for any platform tennis facility project.
Tournament Support
Our tournament support library has draw sheets, detailed planning documents for
tournament directors, and lot more to help you out with your tournaments and events.

We are continuing to update and add to our resources, so please check back again.