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Arkansas Tennis Patron's Facility Assistance Projects


Through your support of the Arkansas Tennis License Plate and the generosity of the Arkansas Tennis Patrons, grants are provided for community based tennis court projects.

Communities may receive funding for basic improvements such as windscreens, nets and/or minor improvements, as well as resurfacing, structural improvements or new construction.

 In 2015, four communities were selected as grant recipients; Tyndall Park, Benton: City Park, McGehee: Mt. Sequoyah, Fayetteville and McCloy Park, Monticello.  

Tyndall Park in the city of Benton completed their project by adding blended lines and new windscreens on four courts. In 2015, Tyndall Park offered new 10 and under junior programming on the courts. Also, League tennis is growing in Benton with several calling Tyndall Park their home facility for the first time. Teams from Benton competed and won the State Championships and advanced to USTA Southern Sectionals in Mixed Doubles and Combo.

The second project was in the city of McGehee. The resurfacing and addition of blended lines to two city park courts has been completed. The City of McGehee plans to offer youth and adult programming at the courts. In addition since the completion of the courts, several new ladies USTA league teams developed and competed at the state tournaments.

The third project was Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville, AR. The Mount Sequoyah project included the resurfacing of the two courts. Channel 5 in Fayetteville did a feature on the new courts. Click here to view. In 2015, Mount Sequoyah began new programs and events at the courts including Adult League drills. junior 8U, 10U, & 12U weekly drills, beginner adult groups, Cardio Tennis and Play Day’s for youth.  For more info visit them at http://mountsequoyah.org

The fourth project was McCLoy Park in Monticello. The two court facility at McCloy Park was completed in late October with the conversion of one court to two 36” courts and the resurfacing of both courts. The courts are now ADA accessible and a new shed was

built by the city adjacent to the courts for tennis equipment storage. Plans are underway to offer youth programming for 8U, 10U and 12U, a Church League with high school players coaching 8U teams, wheelchair tennis therapy, and adult and senior beginner instruction.

Each year the Arkansas Tennis Patrons Foundation reviews grant applications for funding for basic improvements, structural improvements or new construction of community based tennis courts. Applications for grants are available from August-Nov with the grants awarded in January.

Please contact Maureen Dickson at 501-227-7611 or maureen@arktennis.com



Tyndall Park, Benton                                                           City Park, McGehee



Mt. Sequoyah, Fayetteville                                                  McCloy Park, Monticello


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