USTA To Provide $15,000 Gift As Part of Davis Cup Legacy Program To Grow The Game Of Tennis In Honolulu

Team USA during the Draw Ceremony at the 2020 Davis Cup in Honolulu, Hawaii (photo: Daniel Shirey/USTA)

HONOLULU, March 7, 2020 (USTA Press Release)

The USTA today announced that it will donate $15,000 to the USTA Hawaii Pacific section and the Parks and Recreation Department of the City and County of Honolulu to help grow the game of tennis in the region. The gift is part of the USTA’s Davis Cup Legacy Program, which is designed to leave a lasting mark in the communities that host Davis Cup ties in the United States.

The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section and Honolulu Parks and Recreation Department will use the Legacy gift for court improvements at the The Donald A. Andrews Diamond Head Tennis Center (DHTC). The DHTC offers programming to tennis players of all ages, including Net Generation programming for youth, and hosts a variety of events and tournaments throughout the year.

Honolulu’s Blaisdell Center plays host to the Davis Cup event this weekend between the U.S. and Uzbekistan. A special on-court ceremony took place at Friday’s matches, where the gift was presented to Honolulu Director of Parks and Recreation Michele Nekota.

“One of our top priorities with Davis Cup in the United States is to give back to the communities that give us so much while hosting these events,” said USTA Chairman of the Board and President Patrick Galbraith. “Being able to help with improvements to the Diamond Head Tennis Center is both gratifying and important, as we hope to make a positive impact for local tennis players, old and new.”

“We are delighted to be able to present a Davis Cup Legacy grant for the Donald A. Andrews Diamond Head Tennis Center,” said Ron Romano, Executive Director, USTA Hawaii Pacific. “The City and County of Honolulu have been great partners in promoting tennis as a lifelong sport at over 200 City public tennis courts.”