USTA Missouri Valley
Apply for a Grant
Tennis opportunities at the most grassroots level are critical to keeping the sport vibrant and growing. The USTA Missouri Valley offers two different grants to tennis providers across its five-state area. The section has its Serving Up Tennis Grants which is intended to assist not-for-profit organizations in initiating or expanding their tennis programming activities.
The Serving Up Tennis Grant may be used to start programs and/or leagues for players of all ages, abilities and populations. Those awarded grants will receive half up front and the second half upon completion of program and submission of accountability form.
The USTA Missouri Valley also offers the Grow the Game Grant which provides funding for USTA Member providers that do not fall under the not-for-profit statues to help initiate or expand community tennis activities.ADVERTISEMENT
Serving Up Tennis Grant - Apply now!
USTA Missouri Valley offers grants to USTA Missouri Valley members (exclusive of USTA Districts) to assist not-for-profit organizations in initiating or expanding their tennis programming activities.
USTA Missouri Valley offers Serving Up Tennis Grants to USTA Missouri Valley members (excludes USTA Missouri Valley Districts) to assist not-for-profit organizations initiate or expand their tennis programming activities. These grants may be used to start programs and/or leagues for players of all ages, abilities and populations. Grant awards will be up to $1000, with schools receiving up to $1000 for equipment grants. Those awarded grants will receive half up front and the second half upon completion of program and submission of accountability form, with equipment grants receiving the full amount up front. See the Serving Up Tennis Grant Guidelines.
Grow the Game Grant - Apply now!
The USTA Missouri Valley also offers Grow the Game Grants which provide funding for USTA Member providers that do not fall under the not-for-profit statues to help initiate or expand community tennis activities that address the following areas:
- Youth imperative, specifically the 6-12 age group.
- Junior development, specifically growing the middle of the pyramid through local play and competition such as Community Based Programming, Team Challenges, Team Tournaments, Junior Team Tennis and entry-level tournaments as well as reaching out to middle and high school players.
- Program opportunities for Millennials (18-40 age group)
- Adult Social Leagues or Adult Tournaments
- Diversity and Inclusion outreach efforts and programming
- USTA Adaptive and/or Wheelchair programming
Grant awards will be $500. See the Grow the Game Grant Guidelines.
10 and Under Line Grants - Download the Application
Painting permanent 36' and 60' tennis lines at your facility is the next step in creating permanency and changing the face of kids tennis in America. The USTA wants to partner with your community to help you accomplish this common goal, and grow youth tennis to its fullest.
Junior Camp Scholarships - Applications accepted in March annually (Please check back)
The USTA Missouri Valley, in conjunction with camp sponsors are pleased to offer a summer tennis camp opportunity to USTA junior members and other youth who play tennis and have a strong desire to further his or her skills, but whose families may not otherwise be able to cover the cost of the camp's admission and fees.
The Missouri Valley Tennis Foundation is an organization that supports organizations and programs that enhance the lives of people through tennis and education. With your gift contribution, we can continue providing grants and supporting programs promoting tennis and education.