Earlier this month, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, announced an investment of $10,853,481 to support 39 projects in Manitoba’s hard-hit tourism sector. One of those projects is a new tennis facility in West St. Paul at Sunova Community Centre. It was announced the project is receiving $750,000.

This funding is provided through the Tourism Relief Fund, Canada Community Revitalization Fund, and Regional Relief and Recovery Fund programs.

“It’s truly exciting to be in this position. The process started casually back in 2016 at a West St. Paul backyard BBQ when I sheepishly asked a sports and recreation committee member if there might be room to develop tennis courts at the community centre,” said TMB executive director Mark Arndt.

“Fast forward seven years and we are set to put shovels in the ground to begin the process of building a world class tennis facility in West St. Paul. This is a huge win for Manitoba’s tennis community.”

The new facility will feature five courts and phase one is currently slated to be finished by Oct. 31 of this year.