10 And Under Tennis Line Grants Application Process
Step 1 - Complete a USTA Facility Assistance Form. When completing this form, be sure to check "10 and Under (QuickStart) Lines" in Question #4.
Step 2 - Secure the following:
- 3-4 electronic pictures of the court conditions (or playground/parking lot conditions).
- An electronic sketch of the current tennis court layout (or playground/parking lot) with dimensions noted. If the dimensions are for existing tennis courts, please note distances from sideline to fence, baseline to fence, and between court sidelines.
- Electronic copy of a contractor's estimate/quote for the work to be performed (i.e. painting lines, converting one 78' court into four 36' courts).
- Electronic completed copy of a W-9 Form. A scanned copy will work.
Step 3 - A USTA National Line Grant representative will contact you to learn more about your project and request the information you gathered in Step #2. You will be asked to provide all of this information - please do so in one e-mail to expedite the process. Please include your project number (i.e. TPA-1234, which will be supplied by the USTA National Line Grant representative) in the subject line of all e-mails.
Step 4 - Once all items are received and reviewed by the USTA, the USTA will return a concept plan, contractor specifications, and issue a USTA Approval Letter so you can get started with your project.
10 And Under Tennis Line Grants Reimbursement Process
Upon project completion, you will need to send a copy of the contractor's final invoice and electronic pictures of the painted lines (or court conversion) to the USTA. Once the USTA receives this information and verifies the lines have been properly painted or courts properly converted, a reimbursement check will be released for the amount indicated on the USTA Approval Letter.
All 10 and Under Line Grants are awarded on a "first come, first served" basis. If awarded a 10 and Under Tennis Line Grant, funding will be held for up to 60 days after initial approval by the USTA. Failure to complete the project within 60 days may result in funds being released to other communities. All projects must be approved by the USTA to be eligible for a 10 and Under Tennis Line Grant.