British tennis has received a £22 million funding boost as result of Emma Raducanu’s US Open victory last month.

And The Lawn Tennis Association has also pledged a further £8.5 million.

The UK government-funded package will be used to repair and improve access to park tennis courts nationwide.

The plan aims to ‘revive’ more than 4,500 council-owned courts across Britain by resurfacing and repainting them, as well as allowing more people to access them using a smartphone app.

LTA chief executive Scott Lloyd said its £8.5 million would help repair and refurbish dilapidated park courts across the country.

“This will be transformational for public tennis facilities,” he said.

“‘We are also committed to ensuring any investment is supported by sustainable community tennis programmes so courts see a real growth in usage.”