Community Tennis Program Grants

February 15, 2017
<p><span class="articletitle">Community Tennis Program Grants</span><br />

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
  • 10 and Under 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


Click HERE for the grant application
or copy and paste this link into your browser:


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

Northern Arizona - Jana Perpich

Central Arizona - Matt Gleason

Southern Arizona - Renee Lopez

Northern New Mexico - Becky Lee

Southern New Mexico - Mitch Joyce

Greater El Paso Area - Rhonda Letz

Southeast New Mexico - Jack Batson



Program Grants - USTA SOUTHWEST


Innovative Program Grants $1,000

Who: USTA Southwest Member Organizations. 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).

Organizations can apply for up to two cycles each calendar year. First come, first serve basis.

Any funds awarded will be sent on the first business day of the following month.



· 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




Who: USTA Southwest Member Organizations. Applicants are those who quickly need

funding to start or expand their program within 6 weeks.


What: Grants for up to $250 with matching funds required.


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


Organizations can apply for up to two cycles each calendar year. First come, first serve basis.

Any funds awarded will be sent within 10 days of USTA Southwest approval. Applications will

be reviewed within one week of submission.



· Matching funds either from a USTA District, the organization itself, an outside source, or fundraising efforts

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


Ashley Portwood  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 Jackie Marx at for the 2017 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 the Southwest Section 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 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

- QuickStart Tennis (QST)

- 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 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 for further information and questions.


Diversity & Inclusion



Event / Workshops

Parks & Recreation


USTA Serves




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