Tennis Canada as we speak unveiled the primary accomplished, totally lined tennis court docket challenge via the 12 months-Spherical Group Tennis Courts Program offered by Rogers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Premier Racquet Golf equipment Markham offered by Rogers in Markham, Ontario to have fun the grand opening of its new, six-court domed facility.
Markham was confirmed as one of many first 4 municipalities chosen to obtain funding from the 12 months-Spherical Group Tennis Courts Program introduced earlier this yr. Accomplished on schedule, the Premier Racquet Golf equipment challenge ensures its courts will stay lively all through the autumn and winter seasons, rising its capability by roughly 4,500 extra hours per week between October and April. The challenge has greater than doubled the variety of indoor municipal tennis courts in Markham from 4 to 10.
“I’m very proud to deliver inexpensive winter tennis to Markham,” stated Karl Hale, President of Premier Racquet Golf equipment in Markham. “That is how my ardour for the game began and we’re completely happy to go it alongside to our neighborhood.”
“Immediately’s unveiling in Markham, and the others that may comply with in Ancaster, Waterloo and Calgary, is a second of nice significance for this program,” commented Michael Downey, President and Chief Government Officer, Tennis Canada. “We wish to thank our associate, Rogers, for his or her assist in making these initiatives a actuality via the instrumental capital seed cash they’ve supplied. Our thanks should additionally go to the municipalities of Markham, Ancaster, Waterloo and Calgary, in addition to the native operators at every of the golf equipment. These initiatives are simply the primary of many as we proceed to ship on our promise to make year-round tennis out there to Canadians throughout the nation.”
“We’re proud to hitch Tennis Canada in enabling the expansion of the game via new year-round lined tennis courts which is able to present much more alternatives to maintain younger individuals lively of their communities and assist the subsequent technology of Canadian athletes,” stated Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Working Officer, House and Enterprise, Rogers Communications.
Funded collectively by Tennis Canada and Rogers, the $5.6 million 12 months-Spherical Group Tennis Court docket Program will make year-round tennis a actuality for 1000’s of Canadians and assist foster elevated participation amongst youth. This system goals to construct 160 year-round courts at as much as 30 services over the subsequent seven years. The funding addresses the truth that Canada at the moment falls behind different main tennis nations in offering entry to the game 12 months a yr, with solely 750 publicly accessible lined courts throughout the nation. This represents just one year-round court docket for each 50,000 individuals.
Along with the challenge at Premier Racquet Golf equipment, three additional air-supported “bubble” installations are set to be unveiled at Ancaster Tennis Membership in Ancaster, Ontario, Membership de Tennis François Godbout in Waterloo, Quebec and the Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre in Calgary, Alberta within the coming weeks. Collectively, these 4 initiatives will enhance court docket time alternatives for his or her communities by roughly 15,000 hours. Beforehand, these outdoor-only courts had been rendered unusable for 50-75% of the yr.
As momentum for the 12 months-Spherical Group Tennis Courts Program offered by Rogers continues to develop, with 90% of Canadians agreeing that municipalities ought to work with Tennis Canada on the initiative, you may study extra about this system and electronic mail [email protected] discover out how one can assist kick begin a challenge in your municipality.