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Growing the Game of Platform Tennis
The Growth Committee of the APTA assists local enthusiasts across the country (and world) in developing platform tennis programs and building courts.
Program & Court Building Assistance
Assistance can include grant money toward building courts, as well as written pieces covering “why paddle?,” financial justifications, technical specs, past proposals for club or park boards, past APTA grant proposals and informative histories of successful projects.
(See additional documents below.)
Growth Committee News
By George, We've Got It!Patty Hogan brings platform tennis to Lake George. More
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Stonington COMO Platform TennisA new facility officially opens with help from an APTA grant. More
The “Truck Stop” Gets OverhauledAn APTA “Grow the Game” grant supplies the Boston area public-access club with some lovin’ care. More
APTA Grant Recipient York Paddle Tennis Club Adds New Court
The lights are up and the club is expanding rapidly. More
Glen Ellyn Park District Holds Pre-Season Clinic
Free clinic entices locals to join the fun. More
2012 “Grow the Game” Grant Recipients are Chosen
Nine proposals earn grant monies in order to bring more public paddle to their area. More
grants & loans?
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
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)
Court Layout Information (pdf)
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 Paddle Brochure (pdf)
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.