City Receives USTA Grants to Resurface Rectory Square Tennis Courts
The City of Camden was recently awarded two grants - $4,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and a $2,475 grant from the USTA Southern “Build It Forward” program - to support the resurfacing of the two 78-foot tennis courts at Rectory Square, at Fair and Chestnut Streets.
The grants will also help fund the installation of two 60-foot and two 36-foot blended lines on the court, as well as the installation of an ADA accessible path to the tennis courts.
"The USTA is a great partner in helping us maintain the tennis courts in our community," said Tennis Center of Camden Director Paola Maoli, who applied for the grants. "We took advantage of this available funding to help ensure that the tennis courts will be available, accessible and in good condition and to promote and develop the sport among our community and surrounding areas.”
"The essence of this initiative is to assist communities, leveraging their tennis facilities to promote healthy lifelong activity, and to improve their programming by advancing the latest tennis innovations for all program types," said Virgil Christian, Senior Director of the USTA's Tennis Venue and Design Group, in a letter notifying the City of the $4,000 USTA grant award.