USTA Grants & Scholarships:
The USTA offers a variety of grants to help grow the game of tennis in many ways. Grants offered by the USTA include Diversity/Multicultural, Wheelchair, Equipment/Facility, Event/Workshops, Organization, Parks & Recreation, Programming, USTA Tennis and Education Foundation. Key dates and requirements may be found on the USTA website at www.usta.com/grants.
USTA Serves is a not-for-profit foundation that is dedicated to improving the quality of life among our nation’s youth. The mission of USTA Serves states that it encourages children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.Community Tennis Associations:
USTA Serves supports organizations that use tennis as a vehicle to help youngsters finish high school and qualify for college scholarships. USTA Serves targets youngsters from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation. For more information on USTA Serves click here.
A CTA is “any incorporated, geographically defined, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that supports or provides programs that promote and develop the growth of tennis.” As an association, the group works to coordinate and maintain tennis programs and services, guaranteeing that they are open and accessible to all. These tennis enthusiasts may act as advocates, program administrators, promoters or fundraisers. Fueled by local volunteers, CTAs exist to promote and develop the game of tennis in the community. There are approximately 1,000 CTAs registered with the USTA. Learn more, including how to start your own CTA, at www.usta.com/cta.
GrowingTennis.com is the trade site that facilities and providers use to manage their information and post their programs 24/7 for consumers to find on tennis websites. GrowingTennis.com provides information on:
- Tennis Welcome Centers – at TennisWelcomeCenter.com, potential players can enter their city and state or zip code and find introductory instructional programs offered near them. Your facility simply becomes part of a network of Tennis Welcome Centers across the country welcoming new players to the game.
- Cardio Tennis – Cardio Tennis is a new, fun, group activity, featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high-energy workout. Taught by a certified teaching professional.
- Co-Op Marketing – Receive up to $2,500 in matching advertising/promotional dollars from the Tennis Industry Association and the USTA to attract new adult and junior players to your club though the Growing Tennis 50/50 Co-op Program.
- Training & Workshops – Growing Tennis Workshops and Open Houses are interactive workshops designed for facilities to help increase business by attracting and retaining more tennis players, plus offering solutions to help increase your bottom line.
School Tennis is not a program itself, but an umbrella term to capture all the various tennis programs happening in Schools. There are two informal divisions: Elementary and Middle/High School. Tennis play can be organized during school or after-school. Elementary programs focus on QuickStart Tennis and Jr. Team Tennis; whereas Middle/High School programs focus on No-Cut High School Tennis and other after-school programs that can be held in your park. Learn more about School Tennis on usta.com.
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