USTA Eastern Mass. Grants and Programs
USTA Eastern Mass. is a division of USTA New England, 1 of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association.
USTANE is committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England. USTA EMA supports this by providing workshops and facilitating the distribution of grants which may be used to develop instructional programs and/or organize league play for people of all ages, abilities and populations. Our goal is to help programs become self-sufficient.
USTA EMA has two grant cycles throughout the year. The second is from August 1 to September 7. All EMA grants and grant information can be found below.
USTA New England National Championships Stipend
To offset expenses for EMA collegiate teams participating in New England Sectionals, District or National events. $50 food card per eligible player, up to $500 per eligible team.
Community Tennis Association (CTA) Grant
Up to $1,500 for the creation, expansion or state incorporation of a CTA which will then enlist local tennis enthusiasts and serve as a tennis lobbying force within the community. One example would be to provide schools, parks & rec. dept. and other organizations with startup costs and equipment for new and innovative programs. Letter of recommendation required from USTA New England TSR for this grant.
Up to $750 for the purchase of equipment to support Junior Team Tennis or Net Generation programs. Preference is given to applicants who have attended a Net Generation Workshop.
Special Population and Adaptive Tennis Grant
Up to $1,500 for the creation or expansion of tennis opportunities for beginner and advanced wheelchair athletes, or for the creation or expansion of community tennis opportunities for special populations that include persons with mental, emotional and/or developmental challenges.
Community Tennis Grant
Up to $1,500 to cover coaches, court time, equipment, marketing, advertising, or any other necessary tennis-related expenses for programs that significantly support USTA Eastern Mass. core values. Tournament Directors may also apply for a stipend under this category for reimbursement costs in directing USTA sanctioned or approved programs.
Junior Team Tennis Grant
Up to $500 per team/age group for coaching, equipment, marketing, etc. for registered USTA Junior Team Tennis programs.
Diversity & Inclusion Grant
Up to $1,500 for the creation or expansion of tennis opportunities for underserved players that fall into the following categories: Adaptive, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, LGBT, Millennial, Native American, Socio-economic, and/or Wheelchair.