Funding secured for Ruse tennis court upgrades

Funding secured for Ruse tennis court upgrades

Tennis in Macarthur has received a boost, with funding awarded to upgrade local tennis courts.

Campbelltown Council received $12,000 funding from the first round of the $5 million ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund to reactivate Ruse Tennis Courts.

The first round of funding was all about supporting facility upgrades and driving participation in NSW, and comes on the back of Sydney hosting the ATP Cup finals. Further funding rounds will be announced in the coming years.

The $12,000 will see two of the four courts at Ruse resurfaced.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said the funding boost was a great win for fans of the sport.

"It's great to see that local kids and tennis lovers will have these fresh new surfaces and new fencing to allow them to play tennis," he said.

NSW Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the council was one of 19 grassroots tennis organisations across the state to receive a grant in round one of the Legacy Fund.

"The ATP Cup brought tennis's superstars to Sydney," he said.

"The Fund will see tennis flourish through projects which support facility upgrades and encourage participation across NSW."

Tennis NSW chief executive Lawrence Robertsonsaid he was happy the tournament had such positive after effects.

"We are pleased to be able to leverage off the ATP Cup to provide more playing opportunities for more people across NSW," he said.

"The Legacy Fund will provide vital support to our grassroots to strengthen our sport further."