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5.6 million for tennis

Tennis Canada announced on March 9 the first volet of grants to allow the collectivities to provide tennis courts with new graces for the Program of Indoor Public Courts presented by Rogers.

I published on March 13

This multi-year program of 5.6 million dollars, financed jointly by Tennis Canada and Rogers, allows milliers de Canadiens d’avoir access to indoor tennis and encourages youth participation. Des projets pour les villes de Hamilton (Ancaster) et de Markham, in Ontario, de Waterloo, au Québec et de Calgary, in Alberta, mettent en marche aujourd’hui.

L’an dernier, Tennis Canada et Rogers ont annoncé leur partenariat dans le Program de courts publics intérieurs, qui a pour objectif d’ériger 160 nouveaux courts couverts dans 30 infrastructures au cours des sept prochaines années. Ces investissements s’imposent en raison du faible name of terrains couverts au Canada par rapport aux autres pays qui dominent le world du tennis. Il n’y au pays that 750 terrains couverts publics available toute l’année, soit seulement un terrain pour 50 000 people.

“The announcement of the new year is a tangible response to the vision that we have advanced after many years of respecting our promise, which consists in making the tennis accessible to the greatest name of Canadians from their countries”, explained the president and Chef of the direction of Tennis Canada, Michael Downey. « Nous remercions notre partenaire, Rogers, con le capital de démarrage qu’il finance a played a determining role dans l’accélération de ces projets. Our tenons également à remercier les municipalités d’Ancaster et de Markham, the City of Waterloo even Calgary, who ont buys the value of the access to tennis toute l’année et les avantages que decoulent pour le renforcement des capacités de leurs collectivites. In short, we tenons to remercier the locaux exploitants who ont travaillé sans relache pour que tout cela concrétise. Nous sommes convaincus que ces projets sont les premiers d’une longue serie et que cette annonce historique arouse de nombreuses autres discussions avec des municipalités et des exploitants que souhaitent aussi offer du tennis à longueur d’année pour la santé et le bien-être de leurs populations. Il s’agit d’une decisive year pour l’avenir du tennis au Canada. »

“We are so brave to invest in the incredible efforts of Tennis Canada to allow the practice of tennis toute l’année dans le collectivités au Canada afin d’accroître la participation des jeunes, des citoyens et des athletes d’élite de demain”, Added by Robert Dépatie, President and Chef de l’Exploitation, Services Residents and Affaires, Rogers Communications. « Congratulations to the municipalities and local clubs annoncés aujourd’hui. Cet investissement contiuera d’aider à développer le tennis et offer plus d’opportunités pour stimuler les jeunes et les garder actifs. »

The projects announced on March 9, which consist of covering the clubs Ancaster Tennis Club, Premier Racquet Club, Club de tennis Francois-Godbout et Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Center devraient être en exploitation à l’automne et l’hiver 2022 -2023. Thanks to these infrastructures, the name of the use of the courts will increase the environment by 15,000 hours during the winter, which generally makes the external courts useless by 50 to 75% of the year. Based on an étude commandée par Tennis Canada, 90% of joueurs de tennis estiment qu’ils joueraient plus souvent s’il y avait des terrains courts dans leur voisinage.

“Cette initiative of Tennis Canada and Rogers to build plus indoor courts is incredibly incredible”, the Canadienne Bianca Andreescu, championne des Internationaux des États-Unis of 2019, is recognized. “Cela donnera plus d’occasions de jouer aux jeunes filles et aux jeunes garçons. In Canada, it is very difficult to find internal courts, and I thought that Ceci is a formidable initiative. »

Tennis Canada also confirmed on March 9 the participation of Groupe Farley in the program. In addition to the financial aid provided by Rogers to the project, the Farley Group works with the beneficiary of finance that selects its services to provide its project with a contribution to its collection of certain elements.

Presents at the announcement in Waterloo: Eugène Lapierre, principal vice-president, tennis professionnel au Québec, Tennis Canada, Jean-Marie, Lachapelle, maire de la Ville de Waterloo, Andréanne Larouche, deputée fédérale de Shefford, Norman Rothsching, opérateur , François Godbout tennis club, François Godbout, former youth and important donor, Isabelle Charest, deputy of Brome-Missisquoi, minister delegated to Education and minister responsible for Women’s Condition, Andréanne Martin, director general, Tennis Québec, and Édith Cloutier, President of Quebec, Rogers Communications.


PHOTO: PETER POWER

Le François Godbout Tennis Club in Waterloo.

Located in the Robinson Park, in Waterloo, the François Godbout Tennis Club has four outdoor courts that are covered by a bustle. In 2021, Tennis ENRJ, which will manage the programmation, will have 500 members, plus 100 juniors. The installation of an augmentation bustle in the name of joueurs récréatifs et compétitifs in offrant 3 000 hours of plus d’utilisation from October to April.

Tennis Canada, whose origins date back to 1890, is a sans but profitable national sporting organization whose mission is to ensure the croissance of tennis in Canada and whose vision is to become a world tennis chef. Tennis Canada owns and manages the other tours of the ATP Tour and the WTA; The male and female volets of the Omnium Banque Nationale were presented by Rogers as well as four professional tours of the ATP and ITF. De plus, il possède et soutient financiément quatre autres tournois professionnels au Canada. Tennis Canada administers the national centers/training programs in Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Tennis Association in fauteuil roulant. In addition, Tennis Canada administers, commands and chooses the teams for the Davis Cup, the Billie Jean King Cup, the Olympic Games and the Paralympiques and the national team for the juniors, the veterans and the joueurs de tennis en fauteuil roulant. Tennis Canada invests its surplus budgets in the development of tennis.

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