First court in the National Bank Play Your Court Program
BRAMPTON, ON (September 23, 2022) – The City of Brampton along with National Bank and Tennis Canada revealed the City’s new National Bank Tennis Courts at Morris Kerbel Park on September 23, 2022. This is the first project of Tennis Canada’s National Bank Play Your Court Program announced earlier this summer to help Canadian municipalities revitalize their outdoor public tennis courts.
The new courts were made possible thanks to funding from the National Bank Play Your Court program as well as a naming rights agreement between the City of Brampton and National Bank.
In addition to the resurfacing of four tennis courts, the final court surface will be added prior to the start of the 2023 playing season. The revamped facilities will include new posts, nets, court perimeter fencing, gates and signage for the duration of the agreement.
The City, National Bank, and Tennis Canada will be hosting an official grand opening event in the spring of 2023 to kick off the tennis season.
This multifaceted, multiyear partnership is part of a commitment by all partners to make tennis more accessible for all and is part of the City of Brampton’s Sponsorship and Naming Rights Policy, which was approved by Brampton City Council in March 2019. The citywide sponsorship and naming rights program offers customized opportunities for businesses to connect with the community, creating enhanced experiences for residents. To learn about the sponsorship and naming rights opportunities available visit www.brampton.ca/sponsorship.
Photos from today’s event are available on Dropbox Here. Please attribute photo credits to the City of Brampton.
“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!”
– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“We are thrilled to unveil the National Bank Tennis Courts. I encourage everyone to enjoy the courts through the remainder of the season and join us for the official grand opening next spring!”
– Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton
“Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City, and this partnership with National Bank and Tennis Canada has provided welcomed upgrades to the tennis courts at Morris Kerbel Park for residents to enjoy.”
– Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
“National Bank is pleased to be working with the City of Brampton and Tennis Canada on the first project to revitalize tennis courts. Quality courts in our community will allow players of all ages to come together and enjoy the benefits of the sport.”
– Maria Pavlakos, Regional Vice-President, GTA North and West at National Bank
“This project is the perfect showcase for our new National Bank Play Your Court Program. All stakeholders, from the mayor to city personnel and members of our own tennis community here in the region demonstrated incredible zeal for revitalizing these courts. 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.”
– Michael Downey, President and CEO, Tennis Canada
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