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Grants & Assistance

The USTA offers a variety of grants to help grow the game of tennis. Get support and find out how the USTA and USTA Foundation can help with grants, equipment discounts, and more.

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USTA Foundation & NJTL

The USTA Foundation offers grants to support the development of NJTLs and scholarships to young student-athletes to help them pursue their dreams on and off the court.

National
D&I Essay Competition Honoring Diverse Pioneers

The D&I Essay Competition Honoring Diverse Pioneers offers players an opportunity to receive funding for tennis equipment, training and/or travel expenses. To be considered, players must write a compelling essay paralleling the challenges faced by an early tennis pioneer they admire to challenges they face in pursuing their own tennis aspirations. Information about D&I grants for 2022 is TBD.

National
Competitive Travel Stipends for National Competition

Provide funding to a select group of competitive juniors from diverse ethnic backgrounds who aspire to improve their USTA national rankings and better position themselves for top tier Division I college scholarships.  Funding will be based on participation in specific 2020 USTA national championship tournaments. Applicants must compete year-round and have a history of strong national tournament results.

 

2021 Grant Deadlines

  • Application Open - TBD
  • Application Deadline - TBD
  • Funding Decision - TBD
National
Adaptive Tennis Grant

The USTA's Adaptive Tennis Grant is offered to assist in the promotion, implementation and growth of adaptive tennis programs at the community level. Criteria for selection include: clear use of grant funds in an itemized budget; a plan for program sustainability, program growth and expansion, which can include the number of athletes and/or play opportunities; and success stories.

 

The 2021 adaptive grant will award up to $4,000. Applications must be received by 12:00 midnight EST on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

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Diversity & Inclusion Grants

Diversity & Inclusion grants offer financial support to:

  • Athletes of ethnic or diverse backgrounds
  • 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

Information about D&I grants is TBD for 2022. For questions about national Diversity & Inclusion grants, contact Andrea Snead, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, at the USTA national office.

National
USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grant

Every year, USTA Wheelchair Tennis provides grant assistance to organizations that promote and develop the growth of the game. 

 

The first USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants were awarded in 2008 and since then, the USTA has given more than $650,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country.

 

Grant amounts were based on each program's existing budget, as well as the future programming needs of the organization.

 

We are placing special emphasis on programs that plan to attract new junior players to the sport. Grants should assist in providing the following elements:

  • Coaching
  • Court time
  • Events (i.e., run/rolls, tournaments, camps)
  • Equipment

 

Please email Joanne Wallen, Sr. Director, USTA National Campus, with any questions or concerns. 

National
Community Tennis Equipment Discount Program

Qualifying organizations will benefit from discounted racquets, balls, nets and other accessories from the following manufacturers: Babolat, Dunlop, Head, Penn and Wilson.
Qualifying programs: All USTA Organization Members including schools, parks, CTAs, NJTLs and section and district offices.

For more information, email or call 843-686-3036.

Collegiate Community Hub Grant

Together with the ITA, the USTA is pleased to offer a one-time grant up to $10,000 awarded to your athletic department if you actively operate your tennis facility as a new “Collegiate Community Hub”.

National
Grow the Game Grant

At the present time, $3 million dollars in Grow the Game Grant funding is available. It’s intended to encourage and recognize local Organizations who are actively engaging new and returning players into the sport in a safe and meaningful way.

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