Southwest Tennis Foundation

February 15, 2017
<p><span class="articletitle">Southwest Tennis Foundation</span></p>

As the fundraising arm of USTA Southwest, the SOUTHWEST TENNIS FOUNDATION, INC. is a separate 501 (c)3 entitiy that provides financial support for the mission of the Section, which is to "promote and develop the growth of tennis" throughout Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso County, Texas.


Since the creation of the Southwest Tennis Foundation in 1996, it has raised funds for, and given many thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to promising junior players, and to programs that develop and support a wide range of tennis activities. That includes those of special populations and diverse groups. 


The Southwest Tennis Foundation has also given money to events whose goals are aligned with developing our sport at a wider and deeper level. Additionally, adult education scholarships have helped get volunteers to training workshops that give them the skills to go out and develop and improve the quality of grassroots programs in their local communities. 


The Southwest Tennis Foundation is 100% reliant on donations and fundraising efforts to fulfill its charitable good works in our tennis communities. Our mission is simple: To Enrich Lives Through Tennis & Education.


We are always looking for help to get the word out about the mission of the Southwest Tennis Foundation, to raise additional funds, and to recruit and educate more volunteers to help us in this endeavor. Contributing to this cause is tax-deductible.



For more information about the Southwest Foundation, or to apply for funds for need-based scholarships or grants from the Foundation, please contact the USTA Southwest Section office directly at (480) 289-2351.



Please send your tax-deductible donation to the Southwest Tennis Foundation below, along with the GIFT CONTRIBUTION FORM to:


   Southwest Tennis Foundation

   c/o 'Donation'

   7010 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 201

   Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254 



Thank You! 
A special 'thank you' goes out to all those that do donate, or have donated in the past to the Southwest Foundation. Your contribution - no matter how small - is tax deductible, and goes a long way towards supporting and developing the sport in our communities.



Funding Opportunities from Southwest Tennis Foundation




The Southwest Tennis Foundation attempts to assist our deserving young USTA Southwest members and players with opportunities to earn money that will go towards college expenses. These awards are given out to high school seniors who will be attending college the following year.


These scholarships are need-based, require high academic achievement, participation in USTA Southwest or other tennis programs, and, course, are open only to USTA Southwest members.    


Apply for a USTA Southwest Tennis Foundation College Scholarship




Three (3) letters of recommendation must also be sent to Committee. Address to mail those letters is inside the application. These are required!   



Deadline to apply is March 31





One of our annual scholarships is named after legendary USTA Southwest official SAM FIELDS, who passed away in 2010.  The following year the Foundation decided to establish a scholarship that would live on in his name. Fields was a man of integrity, fair play, and he had a soft spot for our USTA Southwest junior players. 


Applications for the Sam Fields Junior Scholarship can be found below.

The Sam Fields Junior Scholarship will be given to competitive juniors participating in USTA sanctioned tennis tournaments who want to join a tennis academy or high performance training program of their choice to improve their tennis skills.  


Sam Fields Junior scholarship Deadlines: May 1 and Dec. 1.


Two awards for each calendar year will be given out. Award winners will be notified after their selection.  


Sam Fields Junior Scholarship Application

Sam Fields Junior Scholarship Criteria


Donations to the SOUTHWEST TENNIS FOUNDATION SAM FIELDS JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP can be made above using the PayPal link. 





Additionally, funds are available to talented juniors for things such as travel expenses to tournaments, coaching assistance and other expenses related to junior development.


Juniors can apply to the Foundation for help via the JUNIOR ACTIVITY GRANT REQUEST FORM. These forms are processed quarterly, so please note the deadlines of February 1, May 1, September 1 and December 1 to send them in.


Please note: For every $50 of assistance received, winning applicants MUST give 2 hours of volunteer service to their local USTA District.





Funds are also available to tennis organizers and organizations for educational/traning purposes from the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, El Paso County in Texas), and for other realms such as development of special needs programs to help cultivate new tennis programming and awareness of the sport in our local communities.


Interested applicants may apply to the Foundation via a PROGRAM/ACTIVITY FUNDING REQUEST FORM.  





Funds are available for adult USTA Southwest volunteers seeking educational and training opportunities to help further their skills to help the organization. These include travel expenses to meetings, workshops and seminars with an emphasis and focus on volunteer development.


Interested applicants may apply to the Foundation via an ADULT FUNDING REQUEST FORM



NOTE: Incomplete applications in any of the above request forms will not be processed, so please fill out completely with elaboration of your need/request for assistance. These Grant forms are processed quarterly, so please send in the form prior to deadlines ending on February 1, May 1, September 1 and December 1 to be eligible. 





 *Request Guidelines - Junior Activity and Program/Activity Grant

 *Southwest Tennis Foundation Procedures





Foundation Success Stories 

In 2010, USTA Southwest gave away college scholarships for the first time to deserving young tennis players with excellent scholastic achievements and community service (not to mention they're pretty decent tennis players!). Our Foundation's goal is to award monies to the highest quality applicants who are most in need of financial support. 



For more information on the Southwest Tennis Foundation,

please contact or (480) 289-2351.


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