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Tennis in The Parks Grants Recipients

April 8, 2004 11:56 PM

USTA/NRPA "Tennis in the Parks" grant recipients.

The grant is to be used primarily for hiring a tennis pro to increase/improve the level of instruction in recreation tennis programs. In 2003 hiring a certified pro was required.  In 2004 it is strongly recommended, but not mandatory.  Applications can come from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  Winners will have also committed to running USA Team Tennis and hosting or attending a USTA Coaches Training Workshop.

The Baraboo Parks and Recreation Department was the only winner from Wisconsin in 2003, but for 2004 we have been joined by the Merrill Park Tennis Association/Burnham Field (Milwaukee), Janesville Leisure Services, and the Neenah Parks and Recreation Department.

Here are some fun facts to consider:
2004-414 applicants/82 awards
2003-258 applicants/51 awards

In 2004 Agencies from 48 different states were awarded grants:  Wisconsin tied for third with Georgia in number of grants!

CA-7, FL-5, GA-4, WI-4, nine other states had 3 grants awarded.

Rick Luther, APRP
Recreation Supervisor Baraboo Parks and Recreation Association
President Baraboo Hills Community Tennis Association