Tennis Canada launched its “Own the National Bank Court” initiative on Thursday, a grant program that will help municipalities across the country renovate their courts in the coming years.
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A $3 million investment has been made by National Bank, which has committed to revitalizing more than 100 spaces by 2030. The first place to take advantage of this will be Morris Kerbel Park in Brampton, Ontario, which has four courts.
Other municipalities are invited to submit a grant application starting in October. Tennis Canada will carry out two more projects in 2023 and four per year between 2024 and 2030.
“Canadians of all ages and skill levels should be able to go to a local park knowing they will find a quality tennis court and a place where they can be active with family and friends” , mentioned in a press release the president of Tennis Canada, Michael Downey.
On Wednesday, the federal government announced an investment of $20 million in the organization to ensure the future of the National Bank Open in Montreal and Toronto.