Brampton opens first renovated tennis court in revamp program

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Published September 23, 2022 at 7:18 pm

Brampton opened the first of it's newly renovated tennis facilities today. - via the City of Brampton

Brampton’s future Serenas and Federers ought to kick up a joyous racket, as the first tennis court renovated through the National Bank Play Your Court Program opened in a local park this morning.

The City and National Bank announced their partnership to renovate four tennis facilities across Brampton and build one new one. The Play Your Court Program is funding such renovations in communities across Canada, the first of which is Brampton.


Dalia Esposito, a communications manager on behalf of National Bank, said the project is needed because, “Over the past 10 years, the popularity of tennis has soared; sadly, some of our infrastructure is tanking…taking on water, and weeds/flora.”

Municipalities can apply to the program to receive a share of $3 million to renovate their facilities.

Mayor Patrick Brown, Councillor Rowena Santos, Brampton CAO Paul Morrison, Tennis Canada CEO Michaels Downey, and National Bank Regional Vice-President Maria Pavlakos we all on hand to unveil the new court in Morris Kerbel Park.

Brown said, “We are excited for this partnership with National Bank and Tennis Canada. The National Bank Play Your Court Program is a great initiative that will provide residents with an updated place to play. Whether you’re a tennis enthusiast or new to the sport, I encourage you to check out the updated courts!”

The next few courts will be renovated over the coming months before they open all by Spring 2023 and the beginning of the next playing season.

The City says, “The revamped facilities will include new posts, nets, court perimeter fencing, gates and signage for the duration of the agreement.”

“This is another great day for tennis in Canada as we believe that investments in tennis infrastructures can have a direct impact on participation. Tennis is a sport that brings communities together in a safe, sociable, and healthy environment,” said Downey.

 

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