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AWARDS

GRANTS

The USTA offers a variety of grants to help grow the game of tennis in many ways. Below please find a short description of each grant, along with key dates and requirements. Feel free to contact grants@usta.com for further information and questions.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Diversity & Inclusion grants offer financial support to:
  1. Athletes of ethnic or diverse backgrounds.
  2. High performance tennis programs that serve to develop players of ethnic or racially diverse backgrounds OR that serve low-income junior tennis players and enable them to use their tennis ability to secure a college education.
Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training
 
Provide funding to competitive junior players aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on participation in specific USTA sanctioned tournaments in 2014. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round and have a history of strong national tournament results.
 
National Contacts:
Jean Desdunes, Senior Manager, Diversity, (305) 481-1491 JDesdunes@usta.com; or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
  • Date Application is Available: November 2014
  • Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2015
  • Date Grant Awarded: February 2015
 
Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant
 
Honoring the memory, life and achievements of Okechi Womeodu, who otherwise would have had a very promising future, both on and off the court. Rewards players who work to excel as much in the classroom as in sports. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round, have a history of strong national tournaments results and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
 
National Contact:
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 1 grant (one African-American male)
  • Date Application is Available: November 2014
  • Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2015
  • Date Grant Awarded: February 2015
 
Althea Gibson Leadership Award
 
Honoring  the memory, life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African-American Grand Slam champion, who paved the way for millions who followed. Rewards players who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.
 
National Contact:
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 1 grant (one African-American female)
  • Date Application is Available: November 2014
  • Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2015
  • Date Grant Awarded: February 2015
 
Pancho González Scholar Athlete Grant
 
In honor of Pancho Gonzalez, the Mexican-American icon who won two U.S. Championships men’s singles titles and whose dedication to the sport of tennis brought together fans from all walks of life. We look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.
 
National Contact:
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)
  • Date Application is Available: November 2014
  • Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2015
  • Date Grant Awarded: February 2015
 
Asian-American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant 
 
In honor of the achievements of Asian-American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.
 
National Contact:
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)
  • Date Application is Available: November 2014
  • Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2015
  • Date Grant Awarded: February 2015
 
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT) Scholar-Athlete Leadership Grant
 
In honor of the achievements of LGBT tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player(s) who works to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.
 
National Contact:
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)
  • Date Application is Available: November 2014
  • Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2015
  • Date Grant Awarded: February 2015
 
Native American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant
 
In honor of the achievements of Native American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.
 
National Contact:
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)
  • Date Application is Available: November 2014
  • Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2015
  • Date Grant Awarded: February 2015
 
Multicultural Excellence Program Grant
 
Provide funding to competitive junior development programs that are training youngsters aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on number of players with sectional and national rankings in a specific program. Must be a year-round program that provides a high level of on-court instruction and off-court training opportunities and must have a history of developing tournament level players.
 
National Contacts:
Jean Desdunes, Senior Director, Diversity, (305) 481-1491 JDesdunes@usta.com; or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
  • Date Application is Available: November 2014
  • Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2015
  • Date Grant Awarded: February 2015

FACILITIES

The USTA Public Facility Assistance Program is extremely competitive. The need for new tennis facilities or improvements at existing facilities is not, in and of itself, sufficient justification for a grant. The Public Facility Assistance Program is intended to have a major impact on the growth of tennis in a community and the clients served by that organization. Our review includes a thorough evaluation of the programmatic, administrative, financial and organizational accomplishments of the applicant.
 
The USTA Public Facility Assistance process begins with submission of a Tennis Facility Inquiry Form. After review of the Tennis Facility Inquiry Form and initial follow-up conversation with a USTA representative, some applicants will qualify to submit a full USTA Public Facility Funding Application.
 
National Contact: Facility Team (914) 696-7291, technical@usta.com
Grant Amount: Category I - up to $4,000 with possible Section or District match; Category II - up to $35,000 or 20% project total; Category III - up to $50,000 or 20% project total
Date Apps Available: PFA Inquiry is open year round. Grant applications are distributed on an invitational basis.
Date Apps Due Section: N/A
Date Apps Due USTA: 30 days from invitation to apply.
Date Grant Awarded: Grantees are notified within 30 days of submitting an application of grant status.

WORKSHOPS

CTA & NJTL Community Tennis Development Workshop Scholarship
 
Available to all USTA registered CTA and NJTL chapter/program leaders who have demonstrated continued excellence in community development and/or youth programming. Priority will be given to applicants from organizations that have never received a scholarship. District and section staff are not eligible to apply.
 
National Contact: Greg Frias (NJTL), (914) 697-2358, frias@usta.com, or David Slade (CTA), (914) 696-7241, slade@usta.com
Grant Amount: One (1) conference registration and two (1) nights hotel room
Number Available: Varies
Date Apps Available: October
Date Apps Due Section: N/A
Date Apps Due USTA: November
Date Grant Awarded: December

PROGRAMMING

NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest 

Answer the question: "Why is Arthur Ashe A Legend?" in 300 words or less. Education and public relations opportunity and a great way to show community leaders that the NJTL network is more than just tennis. Excellent education and public relations opportunity and a great way to show community leaders that NJTL is more than just tennis. Contest is open to all school aged children currently participating in registered NJTL chapter/program. To locate an NJTL near you, visit www.usta.com/njtl. Ten winners receive an all-expense-paid weekend trip to tour New York City and attend the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day.
 
National Contact: Greg Frias, Outreach Coordinator, (914) 697-2358, frias@usta.com
Grant Amount: Plaque for Section Winner / All Expenses Paid Trip to AAKD for child 1 chaperone for National winner
Number Available: 1 Boy / 1 Girl; Ages:10/12/14/16/18
Date Apps Available: Feb. 1
Date Apps Due Section: N/A
Date Apps Due USTA: July 10
Date Grant Awarded: First week in August
 
USTA Jr. Team Tennis Stipends
 
Area Coordinators are eligible for stipends to start new leagues or expand exisiting ones.
 
National Contact: Adrienne Di Menna, National Manager, USTA Junior Team Tennis (914) 696-7075 or dimenna@usta.com
Grant Amount: $250 to $1,000
Number Available: Varies by Section
Date Apps Available: January
Date Apps Due Section: Varies
Date Apps Due USTA: Sections submit by Oct. 15
Date Grant Awarded: Mid-November

USTA FOUNDATION

For the most up-to date information regarding USTA Foundation grants, scholarships, programs, news and more, please visit the USTA Foundation homepage.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Coaches Commissions
 
Grant available to sections to administer coaches commissions camps.
 
Contact: Kent Kinnear, Director, Player ID and Development, (561) 962-6463, kinnear@usta.com
Grant Amount: up to $5,000 per section
Number Available: 1 per section
Date Apps Available: Year Round
Date Apps Due Section: Year Round
Date Apps Due USTA: Rolling basis
Date Grant Awarded: Rolling basis

Player Development Coaching Education Program

Provide funding to cover expenses associated with attending HPCP for participants.
 
Contact: Paul Lubbers, Director, Coaching Education and Performance, (561) 962-6438, lubbers@usta.com
Grant Amount: Varies
Number Available: Varies
Date Apps Available: N/A
Date Apps Due Section: N/A
Date Apps Due USTA: N/A
Date Grant Awarded: Conclusion of HPCP

Player Development Continuing Education Program

Provide funding to cover expenses associated with attending HPCE for participants.
 
Contact: Paul Lubbers, Director, Coaching Education and Performance, (561) 962-6438, lubbers@usta.com
Grant Amount: Varies
Number Available: Varies
Date Apps Available: N/A
Date Apps Due Section: N/A
Date Apps Due USTA: N/A
Date Grant Awarded: Conclusion of HPCE
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