PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AREAS
USTA Mid-Atlantic | November 29, 2017
USTA Mid-Atlantic is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis. We create inclusive and accessible tennis programming that enhances lives and connects all generations in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and eastern and southern West Virginia to the lifetime sport of tennis. For more than 90 years, USTA Mid-Atlantic has provided a variety of opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to connect, grow, and stay healthy through sport. Our reach extends beyond our 33,000 members. Whether through schools, tournaments, recreational programs or adult leagues, tennis annually impacts the lives of over a million people who live in the Mid-Atlantic Section. To continue the growth of this impact, USTA Mid-Atlantic provides grants, training and technical support to ensure that tennis programming in this region is accessible and sustainable. ADVERTISEMENT
Why Partner with Us?
USTA Mid-Atlantic promotes accessible and inclusive tennis programming by engaging in partnerships with brand and industry leaders across the region. Partner with us to create fun and inclusive opportunities that enrich lives for a lifetime.
Regional Results: Support programs that engage local communities at a grassroots level across DC, MD, VA and eastern WV.
Champion Leadership: Facilitate engaging environments for personal growth to inspire future leaders on and off the court.
Lifetime Engagement: Involve your brand in the lives of an active and passionate tennis comunity who can and does play for life!
Inspire Inclusivity: Make a difference by providing tennis play to athletes of all ages and abilities.
Cultivate Bonds: Share your excitement around health and wellness by fostering relationships through sport.
Quality Programming: Invest in programs that meet your standards. With over 90 years of experience in the Mid-Atlantic, USTA Mid-Atlantic continues to provide quality tennis programming for all ages and abilities.
Partnership Program Areas
Scholarships to Excellence
The great sport of tennis offers many benefits to players and for some young players, tennis is a path to personal excellence and to a life they only thought possible in their dreams. In the Mid-Atlantic there are young players who train and compete year-round, but their efforts to truly excel are hindered because of financial burden. USTA Mid-Atlantic has created a scholarship program that supports highly competitive junior players in need to ensure they continue to gain experience, achieve goals, practice sportsmanship and build character – all skills that can benefit them well beyond their years on the court. This program emphasizes character and giving back and requires recipients to volunteer their time as youth ambassadors. In the last three years, we have awarded 22 scholarships totaling $12,000 covering such expenses as local and national tournament entry fees, travel expenses, and equipment.
Partner with us to topple the hurdles that stand in the way of the next tennis greats and future leaders.
After School Tennis for Everyone
USTA Mid-Atlantic’s TGA Premier Youth Tennis program introduces the lifelong sport of tennis at a young age through afterschool and out-of-school time programs that provide a fun and enriching experience for children. Students develop their skills and a passion for tennis while learning educational concepts including STEM and life skills such as respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship through the game. In under resourced communities, where enrichment programs are a rarity, TGA programs provide a pathway to create healthier and safer environments while introducing more children to a sport they can play for life. In just two years, TGA programs have impacted more than 3,000 registered participants in 82 schools across three states. Additionally, 37 percent of schools running TGA programs service an under resourced community in the Section - more than half the student population is enrolled in the National Free or Reduced Meal Program.
Partner with us to increase the opportunities for kids in local communities and neighborhoods to be physically active, engage in play and gain enrichment through tennis.
Girls Rule the Court
Girls Rule the Court is an initiative developed by USTA Mid-Atlantic to engage and empower girls and women on and off the court. By pairing sports with dialogue, the Girls Rule the Court program creatively uses tennis to inspire confidence, healthy lifestyle and leadership. Girls Rule the Court programs are run by all-female coaches and volunteers, which allow young girls to have direct access to local mentors and role models in their own communities. While the program itself is directed toward young girls, it is also designed to give coaches and volunteers a chance to gain experience as leaders, decision-makers and motivators - all while inspiring the next generation of female sports champions. Since its inception in 2015, the program has impacted girls and women from 22 different communities across three states.
Partner with us to give more girls and women a chance to discover the leaders within and take charge of the dialogue surrounding women in sports.
Courts in the Community
The local tennis courts – whether at the public park, nearby school or within the community – are the gathering places for everyday fun, competition, healthy activity and building bonds. These are the spaces that bring together families, friends, coworkers and neighbors no matter their background or ability. USTA Mid-Atlantic supports projects that enhance and revitalize these spaces so people have quality courts for play and welcoming places to find themselves in the game. Not only that, these projects can boost local communities, inspiring a sense of neighborhood pride and ownership in which people use the courts and they keep them in shape for future generations too.
Partner with us to help refurbish and revitalize local tennis courts in the Mid-Atlantic to create inviting places to play and contribute to creating healthy, active communities.
If you're interested in partnering with us or learning more about how you can support our work, contact Helen Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.