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Southwest

Community Tennis Program Grants

January 13, 2020
<p><span class="articletitle">Community Tennis Program Grants</span><br />
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The USTA Southwest Section is committed to growing tennis at all levels.  A goal of the USTA Southwest Section is to offer grants to organizations and facilities interested in initiating or expanding tennis programs within our communities. 

 

Each year, the USTA Southwest Section Community Tennis Department awards grants to deserving programs and organizations that participate in United States Tennis Association (USTA) programs. The following program grants are available, however, grants are not only limited to these programs. 

 

The USTA Southwest Section welcomes all grant applications (must be USTA Organization Member) for any community-based tennis initiatives including:

  • School Tennis
  • After School Tennis
  • Jr. Team Tennis
  • Net Generation Tennis Programs
  • NJTL (National Jr. Tennis and Learning)
  • CTA- Start Up (Community Tennis Association)
  • Tennis on Campus
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Adaptive Tennis
  • Corporate Tennis Programs
  • Adult/Senior Recreational Tennis Programs
  • Diversity Outreach Programs
  • Innovative Tennis Programs


USTA SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY TENNIS PROGRAM GRANT

Click HERE for the grant application
or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://form.jotform.com/USTASouthwest/GrantApp 

 

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To assist you with filling out your application, please reach out to these USTA Southwest Tennis Service Representatives
 

Northern Arizona - Sterling Fetty  fetty@southwest.usta.com
Central Arizona - Allie Pavlansky   pavlansky@southwest.usta.com
Southern Arizona - Renee Lopez  lopez@southewst.usta.com
Northern New Mexico - Colleen Ramnath ramnath@southwest.usta.com
Southern New Mexico - Michael Igoche  mikedaniels89@icloud.com
Greater El Paso Area - Rhonda Letz   letz@southwest.usta.com

 

USTA SOUTHWEST PROGRAM GRANTS


INNOVATIVE PROGRAM GRANT
:

Who: Applicants are those who are starting a brand new tennis program and willing to commit to a detailed proposal for

funding, including a complete program description and budget.


What
: Grants to start new, innovative tennis programs up to $1,000.


When
: Deadlines are January 15, April 15, and August 15 of each year (noon AZ time).


Requirements
:

- Register program with Net Generation, on Tennis Link, or where applicable

- Submit a letter of recommendation from local USTA Tennis Service Representative

- Organization must be a USTA Southwest Member Organization. Must be an approved provider on Net Generation.Organizations can apply for up to $1,000.

Any funds in this category will be sent on the 1st of the following month.

Grant deadlines are January 15th, April 15th, and August 15th of each year.


START-UP/EXPANSION GRANT:

Organizations can apply for up to $250 in matching funds.

Who: Applicants are those who need immediate assistance to start or expand their program within 6 weeks.

What
: Grants up to $250. A matching partner is encouraged (Outside donation, fundraising efforts, the organization

itself, etc.)

When
: Rolling application deadline; organizations can apply at any time.


Requirements
:

- Register program with Net Generation, on Tennis Link, or where applicable

- A letter of recommendation is not required for this type of grant.

-  Must be a USTA Southwest Member Organization. Must be an approved provider on Net Generation.


ADULT EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Who:
Certified USPTA or PTR Teaching Pros, NJTL Directors, Wheelchair Tennis Instructors, PE Teachers, and Net Generation Community Providers.

Applicants who are seeking assistance to attend a tennis industry workshop or training (ex: USTA, USPTA, PTR, NJTL Regional workshop, etc.).

What: Scholarships up to $600 to attend a tennis industry workshop or training.

When: Rolling application deadline; applicants can apply at any time.


Requirements
:

- Must be a USTA Member and program must be registered with Net Generation where applicable

- Submit a letter of recommendation from local USTA Tennis Service Representative

-  Teaching tennis must be the primary source of income for USPTA/PTR Professionals


EQUIPMENT PACKAGE


Who
: A basic package for organizations who need new or replacement equipment for their program

What: Equipment valued up to $300. Red Ball, Orange Ball, Green Ball, or Yellow Ball Equipment Package ordered by USTA Southwest. Equipment will include a case of balls, 12 racquets, and a mini-net.

When: Rolling application deadline; organizations can apply at any time.

Requirements:

- Register program with Net Generation, on Tennis Link, or where applicable

- A letter of recommendation is not required for this type of grant.

- Organization must be a USTA Southwest Member Organization.

- Limit to 2 packages per organization per calendar year. Programs can only apply for one package at a time


Requirements
:

· Register program in the appropriate USTA portal (Play Day, TennisLink, Jr. Team Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis, Out of School Program etc.)

· Submit a letter of recommendation from local USTA Tennis Service Representative

 

 

USTA SOUTHWEST CONTACT
Ashley Portwood portwood@southwest.usta.com  or (480) 289-2351 x 104


Please note: Neither of these program grants are for in-school PE programs. If you are a school looking for equipment for PE tennis, please contact Kelsey Lawson at lawson@southwest.usta.com for the USTA School Tennis Equipment Promotion..

 

 

Southwest Tennis Foundation Junior Scholarships

 

- The USTA Southwest Tennis Foundation would like to assure that all parents and players in USTA Southwest are aware of the availability of scholarship funds for clinics, camps and tournaments and the process for applying.  No junior player should be discouraged from participating and progressing in his or her play by the expense involved in developing as a competitive player.

 

- A scholarship application form needs to be completed, signed by the player and parent, submitted for approval to the player's District  and mailed to the Southwest Tennis Foundation, 7010 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 201A, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. 

 

The Southwest Scholarship Committee gives final approval and determines the scholarship to be awarded.  Please keep in mind that this process may take several weeks.

 

Each scholarship recipient is responsible for performing community service hours within his or her Chartered CTA---2 hours for every $50.00 received.

 

Contact us at info@southwest.usta.com for more information or click the link below:  

 

Apply for a USTA Southwest Tennis Foundation Junior Scholarship.

 

- USTA National Junior Tennis League (NJTL)

- After School Tennis Programs

- Net Generation Programs

- Drop-In Tennis Programs

- USTA Special Populations/Wheelchair Tennis Programs

- Corporate Tennis Programs

- Innovative Tennis Programs

 

USTA National Grants 

 

There are an abundance of potential funding opportunities from the USTA. 

 

Click HERE to find additional info on USTA National Grants or email grants@usta.com for more information. 

 

The USTA offers a variety of grants to help grow the game of tennis in many ways. Below please find a short description of each grant, along with key dates and requirements. Feel free to contact grants@usta.com for further information and questions.

 

Diversity & Inclusion

Organization

Equipment/Facility

Event / Workshops

Parks & Recreation

Programming 

USTA Serves

 

 

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