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10 and Under Line Grants

If you are interested in painting blended lines, painting a playground or other flat surface, or converting a 78' tennis court into four 36' tennis courts, please read below for all USTA 10 and Under Tennis Line Grant information.

*Blended Lines are permanent 36' and 60' tennis lines on an existing 78' tennis court.  Blended lines are always painted using the same color family as the playing surface - in a lighter or darker shade, depending on personal preference - and are 1.5" in width.  Blended lines never intersect 78' tennis court lines, as they stop 3" away from all 78' tennis court lines.  Please view our Blended Line Photo Gallery for examples.

There are 3 categories of line grants:

For each of these grants, the application process and reimbursement process are the same.


USTA Facility Assistance

As a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to "promote and develop the growth of tennis," the USTA recognizes the importance of making financial investments in the infrastructure of tennis facilities to foster the sport’s continued growth. The financial component of the USTA Facility Assistance program is a rolling process – there are no deadlines. There are four categories of financial assistance:

Funding Category

Description

USTA National Contribution

Line Grants

Painting permanent 36' and 60' tennis lines on existing courts, paved areas, blacktops, playgrounds or gymnasiums.

Up to 50 percent of total project cost ($4,000 maximum).

Category I

Basic facility improvements, including fixed court amenities (i.e. backboards, fencing, windscreens, etc.)

Up to 50 percent of total project cost ($4,000 maximum).

Category II

Resurfacing of existing  36’, 60’ and 78' courts. Converting an existing 78' court to stand-alone 36' courts. Lighting.

Up to 50 percent of total project cost ($10,000 maximum).

Category III

New construction or existing facility reconstruction of 36’, 60’ and 78' courts.

Up to 50 percent of total project cost ($20,000 maximum).

Category IV

Install live streaming and/or player analysis technology at varsity tennis facilities. (click here)

Up to 50 percent of total project cost ($10,000 maximum).


The USTA is dedicated to making financial investments in quality tennis facilities. Not all communities are eligible for financial assistance. We cannot retroactively reimburse people for work already completed on courts without our prior knowledge and guidance. To be considered for project funding, communities must:

  • Be actively engaged with the USTA Facility Assistance program (complete USTA Facility Assistance Form, be working with USTA appointed project consultant, etc.). Any project completed prior to engaging the USTA is NOT eligible for funding.
  • Meet specified industry standards for project as determined by the USTA Facility Assistance program’s technical team.
  • Demonstrate financial need and matching (up to 50%) of project funds.

*To fully understand the process by which communities receive assistance from the USTA and what is expected from communities, please review the USTA National Guide To Facility Assistance. To begin the USTA Facility Assistance process and get started, please complete the USTA Facility Assistance Form.

 

 
 
 
 
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