2012 “Grow the Game” Grant Recipients are Chosen

Grow the Sport!Weston, MA
June 7, 2012

The “Grow the Game” initiative is in its sixth year and going strong. The APTA offers grant money and loans to organizations to create or improve a platform tennis community with public access. This year, the APTA received over 30 proposals.  After a vetting process, $95,000 in grants and loans were committed to 9 facilities across the country.

Grow the Sport! Grow the Sport!

Project Name Champion Location Purpose
Windward Lake Club Rob Chapdelaine Alphretta, GA Install 2 used courts
Live to Play Jerry Albrikes Charleston, SC Install 2 ground level courts
Elysium Tennis Kevin Hornik, Brian Heil Columbus, OH Install 4 new courts
Guilford Racquet and Swim Club Sarah Boone Guilford, CT Install 2 new courts
Lake Bluff Park District Dan Winter Lake Bluff, IL Install 1 new court
Deephaven Park Committee James Elvestrom, Paul Skrede Deephaven, MN Install 1 new court; repair 1 existing court
York Paddle Tennis Club Robert Pease, Greg Campbell York, ME Install 1 new court
South Orange Municipal Platform Tennis Courts Cade Beach South Orange, NJ Repairs to 2 existing courts
Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club Lisa Murray Deerfield, DE Repairs to 2 existing courts

The APTA wishes these facilities great success. For complete information on championing a project in your area, please go to our Grow the Sport page, or contact the Growth Committee.

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