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USTA National Grants

usta schools program short court tennis grant:  matching funds to provide wilson short court tennis equipment at a 2-for-1 price to after-school or intramural tennis programs as a follow-up to the usa schools program.  (january 2005) Click here for the form.

USTA/NJTL Invitational Camp Scholarship:  Funding for 12-14 year old intermediate level NJTL players who exemplify strong values and personal character and who require financial assistance to attend a week-long instructional camp.  (May 2005) 

USTA Tennis & Education Foundation College Scholarship:  Each year, the USTA T&EF awards scholarships to deserving youngsters who have participated in United States Tennis Association (USTA) and other organized youth tennis programs.  Applications are due at USTA Southern Section and must be postmarked by February 4, 2004.

Qualifications:

  1. Applicants must have performed with distinction as student-body members at their high schools.  Applicants must have exhibited strong involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, course work, and commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success are also of importance.
  2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in an organized tennis program, such as USA School Tennis, USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USA Team Tennis, or USA Tennis High Performance (or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee).
  3. Applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate work as a full-time student into a community college or four-year college/university.
  4. The recipient must be a full-time student at all times while receiving the scholarship.
  5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.
  6. Scholarship recipients are required to maintain contact with the USTA T&EF semi-annually by providing official college transcripts and progress reports while in school.
  7. Applicants receiving full grant and aid scholarships in the sport of tennis from their respective schools are not eligible for a USTA Tennis & Education Foundation scholarship.

click here for the form, and here for more info.

USTA Tennis & Education Foundation Player Incentive Awards:  This is a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $500.  The purpose of the Player Incentive Award is to encourage the development of USTA youth tennis program participants with great potential and commitment to academic excellence.  All applicants must demonstrate financial need. Due to USTA Southern Section postmarked by February 4, 2005.

Qualifications:

Currently be enrolled in grades 6-11
Show financial need for all tennis related fees
Demonstrate a strong commitment to academic achievement
Be a participant in a USTA youth tennis program; and
Be a middle school player with high school varsity team potential or high school varsity player.

click here for the form, and here for more information.

usta adopt-a-court grant:  grant opportunity to help refurbish run down public facilities that will make a commitment to promote the game of tennis. this is a matching grant by the section and state office.  (january – may 2005) click here for the form, and here for more information.

USTA Multicultural Participation Initiative:  Lack of financial resources has been identified as a major barrier for young minority players who aspire to excellence in competitive tennis, as well as for local program organizers delivering tennis programs to multicultural audiences.  For the purpose of this grant minority and multicultural are being defined as African-American, Asian, Asian American, Hispanic, Latino American, North American Indian, Pacific Islander, and Other Non-White populations.  Applications are due at USTA Southern Section by December 31, 2004.  There are 3 types of multicultural grants available:

  • Multicultural Excellence Program Grant ($5000 - $20,000)
  • Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training ($2500 - $10,000)
  • Multicultural Community Outreach Grant ($2500 - $20,000)

Click here for the form.

Tennis in the Parks Program Grant:  The National Recreation and Parks Department (NRPA), in partnership with the USTA, will grant up to $5,000 to approved agencies, in an effort to enhance the quality of tennis through park and recreation programming.  (January 2005)

community funding:  one of the ways the usta continues to succeed is through making grants to community tennis associations that promote and develop the growth of tennis and use the sport to build stronger, healthier communities.  eligibility requires applicants to have their cta registered with the usta and be classified as an irs 501c (3) nonprofit organization or have a fiscal agent.  grants are typically awarded between $5000 and $25,000.  applications are due to usta national by october 18, 2004.  Click here for the form.

Grow Tennis 50/50 Adult Co-op Funding:  This program offers matching advertising/promotional dollars from the Tennis Industry Association and the USTA to entrepreneurs who want to attract new or former junior and adult players into the game.  Co-op advertising/promotional dollars between $500 and $5000 are available for a 50/50 match with each participating facility.  Applications considered on a first-come, first-serve basis while funds last.  For additional information visit www.growingtennis.com.

USTA Southern Section Grants

local league grant:  the usta southern section has approved $10,000 in funding to assist in the efforts to promote usa league tennis during its 25th anniversary year.  six categories of funding exist: 2.0 leagues, cta open house, senior tennis parties, tennis welcome centers/corporate partners, psa placement and most creative idea grant.  each grant provides $500.  applications are due to usta southern by december 1, 2004. Click here for the form.

usta community development / local membership grant:  funding to increase participation in usta programs and strengthen the bond between community tennis associations and usta offices (state and section).  these grants are renewable annually.  (december 10, 2004) click here for the form, and here for more information.

USTA Program Grants:  There are 7 specific program grants available.  A CTA or sponsoring organization may apply for 1 or more of the program grants.  Only one application is to be submitted.  This one application may represent multiple program grant requests.  Each program grant may be awarded up to $1000 on a one-time basis.  Applications due to USTA South Carolina by January 7, 2005.

  • Junior Recreation - Funding for the creation or expansion of public junior tennis programs
  • Multicultural Participation - Funding for programs expanding to new population groups made up predominantly of minorities (African-American, Asian-American, Native-American, or Hispanic)
  • USA Tennis NJTL - Funding to develop new NJTL Chapters or to expand existing chapters
  • Adult Recreation - Special grant offered for the development, growth, and promotion of programming for adults that link to USA Team Tennis for adults
  • USA Tennis Wheelchair - Funding to support wheelchair tennis programs
  • USA School Tennis Equipment – Grants given to schools that participate in USA School Tennis and offer a USTA pathway program such as USA Team Tennis after school
  • Special Populations – Funding to develop or expand tennis programs with special populations

Click here for the form.

USTA Southern Section Summer Camp Scholarship:  Scholarships offered to attend one-week sessions at summer camps and academies across the South for youth who need financial assistance, exemplify strong personality values and character, and are highly motivated in tennis. Affiliation with an NJTL Chapter, while not mandatory, increases the chances of obtaining a camp scholarship.  (2005 due date pending)

USTA South Carolina

cta restricted grant:  to provide ctas with additional funding for the exclusive use of marketing existing or new programs and services for current or prospective participants.  we anticipate this will create greater awareness in the general public to tennis as a sport and the specific program opportunities available in their community.  grant requests may range from $200-$750.  due december 1, 2004. click here for the form, and here for more information.

multicultural participation grant:  to provide programs that specifically target multicultural participation with additional funding for the exclusive use of marketing existing or new programs and services for current or prospective participants.  we anticipate this will create greater awareness and interest for minorities to tennis as a sport and the specific program opportunities available in their community.  grant requests may range from $200-$750.  due december 1, 2004.  click here for the form, and here for more information.

usta south carolina annual meeting scholarship:  this reimbursement scholarship encourages community tennis associations to network and connect with the usta south carolina by attending our association’s annual meeting.  applications due to used to south carolina november 3, 2004.  Click here for the form.

USTA Community Tennis Development Workshop Scholarships:  This reimbursement scholarship promotes attendance by a representative of community tennis association to state, regional or national workshops.  (December 2004)

usta community development / local membership grant:  funding to increase participation in usta programs and strengthen the bond between community tennis associations and usta offices (state and section).  these grants are renewable annually.  applications due to usta south carolina december 10, 2004 by 5:00 p.m.  click here for the form, and here for more information.

South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation

kids at risk grant:  provides funding to tennis programs for less fortunate children in south carolina.  (january 2005) Click here for the form.

facility grant:  funding to assist with implementing a facility improvement.  (open)  click here for the form, and here for more information.

college scholarship:  these scholarships are awarded to incoming college freshman who do not already have a full scholarship, and are offered for one year only.  (june 2005)  Click here for the form.

junior player grants:  funding from $100-$250, primarily on need for expenses related to junior development such as tournament travel, entry fees and lessons.  (open)  Click here for the form.

dunlop scholarship: Click here for the form.

 

 
 
 
 
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