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Parks & Rec

Developing tennis in communities across Wisconsin is what the Wisconsin Tennis Association is all about and we try to partner with a variety of both private and public organizations to help grow the game. One of those partnerships is with the Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association (WPRA) as well as county and municipal parks and recreation departments across the state.

Your local Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of summer programs and leagues for players and would-be players of all ages and abilities. Check with your local community Parks & Recreation Department to see what programs are available to you. Grants are also available to those communities who want to start or expand tennis programs. Click here for more information

National Park and Recreation Association Publication

The Big Serve
The Big Serve is the USTA's Advocacy Initiative.  The effort is aimed at connecting the passion of USTA members and the larger tennis community with the public policy needs of the communities in which they live.  Here you will find numerous resources to help your tennis facility project, including fundraising resources, reports and statistics, videos, and more!

Instructor Training
Gain a competitive edge!  Now is your chance to enroll in this year's Recreational Coach Workshop if you are a new or existing tennis instructor looking to develop and enhance your tennis teaching skills. This year’s Recreational Coach Workshops in Wisconsin will be held at:

Public Facility Funding
The USTA has allocated funds to help support public facility enhancements, renovations and new construction projects through the USTA Public Facility Funding Grant.  The 2010 TIP pre-assessment (qualifies your community to apply for public facility funding) is now available online.  When completing the pre-assessment form mark court repair or refurbishing as the No. 1 priority to be eligible for the Public Facility Funding Grant.

Tennis in the Parks Grant
Nearly 70% of tennis is played on public courts, and park and recreation agencies play an important role in the health of this lifetime sport.  The jointly developed and implemented Tennis in the Parks (TIP) initiative is an effort to increase access to quality public tennis facilities and opportunities for the public to enjoy the sport.  The essence of this initiative is to assist park and recreation agencies in leveraging their tennis facilities to promote lifelong healthy activity and improve their programming by advancing the latest tennis innovations for all program types.