USTA Foundation & NJTL Grants

The mission of the USTA Foundation is to bring tennis and education together to change lives. Using this powerful combination, we help serve up dreams for under-resourced youth.


Studies have shown that youth who play tennis are healthier and less prone to risky behaviors like binge drinking and cigarette smoking. They are also less likely to be overweight or at-risk for being overweight.


To that end, we support programs nationwide that leverage tennis and education to help those in need, primarily through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network.

The NJTL network features nearly 300 chapters that reach approximately 180,000 youth on an annual basis, providing free or low-cost tennis and education programming to the 50 largest markets in the U.S. - nurturing future leaders and enabling kids in need to succeed on the court, in the classroom, and in life.


We raise money to support these life-changing programs through donations as well as our Brick & Paver Program and special fundraisers held throughout the year, including the US Open Opening Night Gala and Pro-Am Events, and by connecting with other philanthropic and strategic partners.


Our efforts are making a difference. To date, we have awarded more than $40 million in program services, grants and scholarships to hundreds of programs, benefitting thousands of children and adults through tennis, education and health curricula.


It’s the kind of difference that translates into more fulfilled and happier individuals and better, more vital communities. Your generous donations allow us to continue to assist in this great work. And with your continued support, we can continue to serve up dreams – helping so many make theirs come true.


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

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