Grants and Scholarships
The Wisconsin Tennis Association is dedicated to the promotion of grassroots tennis programs throughout the State of Wisconsin. Through the generosity of Park and Recreation Departments, Community Tennis Associations, YMCA’s, and the WTA itself, schools and communities have grown tennis programs for nearly two decades. Grant opportunities are listed below. For additional information, contact Joan Donner, WTA Recreation & Grants Committee chairperson, or the WTA office at 1-920-602-0341.
Note to grant recipients: To receive the second half of your funds, you must complete and send the WTA Grant 2nd Half Report along with a digital copy of your program receipts to Pam Hammond, Executive Director, email@example.com.
Recreation Seed Grant (Up to $750)
For non-profit organizations such as Park & Recreation Departments and Community Tennis Associations
to initiate new or innovative tennis programs for all ages, abilities, or disabilities.
Deadline: March 1
Multicultural/Diversity Seed Grant (Up to $500)
To ensure that the opportunity to experience the educational, health and other lifetime benefits of tennis is available to a diverse population of players, volunteers and professionals. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations to initiate or expand tennis activities that will increase minority participation.
Deadline: March 10
Community Tennis Association Grant (Up to $750)
To supplement the expenses of groups organizing new Community Tennis Associations and the promotion and growth of tennis in their communities.
Grow the Game Grant (Up to $750)
To provide funding for Community Tennis Associations, Park and Recreation Departments, schools and other community entities that request additional funding to supplement programming and/or equipment expenses.
Wisconsin Teaching Professional Grant (Up to $250)
For tennis professionals who want financial help to attend clinics or workshops that will improve their teaching skills.
- WTA Grant Application Common Form
- Multicultural/Diversity Grant Application Form
- Tennis Professional Stipend Application
USTA/Midwest Section and National Grants
The USTA/Midwest Section and Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation offer program grants each year. Complete details are available below. Please note the Section and Foundation are separate organizations, and the applications below are reviewed by two different associations.
USTA/Midwest Section and Foundation Assistance
United States Tennis Association Grants
The USTA offers a variety of grants to help grow the game of tennis in many ways. View available grants here.
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