GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Tennis Scholarships & Grant Opportunities in Texas
USTA Texas offers support to Community Tennis Associations as well as other organizations dedicated to growing tennis in Texas. Eligible organizations may receive financial and/or equipment assistance.
For more on Diversity and Inclusion, click here.
COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATIONS/FACILITIES
2021 CTA Evaluation and Capacity Building Grant
The Capacity Building Grant was created to offer our Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) and National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters an annual opportunity to receive funding designed to further develop and enhance basic off-court administrative functions and the overall structure of their organization. The awarded amounts are as follows:
- Non-Qualified CTAs: $500 - $3,000
- Qualified CTAs: $500 - $7,500
- NJTL Chapters: up to $2,000
For the grant requirements, question preview, and more, please review the 2021 Capacity Building Grant documents.
Application Timeline: December 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
To start the application process, CLICK HERE
While we encourage applicants to preview the application and all supplemental documents prior to beginning the online process, please note that you do not have to complete the application in one sitting. Start your application, save to “finish later,” and return to it throughout the application timeline until you are ready to submit!
If you have any questions, please contact Delia Sescioreanu Mask at email@example.com.
USTA Texas Facility Funding
USTA Texas is proud to support various tennis facility projects across the state by providing additional financial assistance to projects that receive funding through the National USTA Facility Assistance Program. For additional information, contact Delia Sescioreanu Mask at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info Sheet: Link
CTA Start-Up Grant
For communities interested in starting a community tennis association (CTA), USTA Texas offers funding that can be used for general start-up costs such as incorporation fees, supplies, advertising, postage, kick-off event, etc. Award Range: $250 - $1,000. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For additional information, please contact Delia Sescioreanu Mask at email@example.com.
Grant Application: Link
USTA Texas Camps (Attend the Tennis Camp of Your Dreams)
Each year various tennis camps across the state participate in our week-long scholarship program. This program is open to all Texas section members 18 years of age and under, who will not be entering college. Scholarship winners are matched with a camp. The scholarship is for players who may not otherwise be able to attend a summer tennis camp. Proof of financial need is required. The 2020 Summer Camp Scholarship is now closed. For more information contact Veronica Nicholls at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 443-1334, ext. 215.
2020 Application: PDF
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Texas Diversity Grant
The Texas Diversity Grant provides players of all levels between the ages of 6-18 with financial assistance to participate in tennis. For 2020, grant awards range from $300-$500. The grant requirements and the application process have changed from previous years, so click on the PDF below to learn more about this year’s process and to view the application components prior to submitting an application.
To submit an application for the 2020 Texas Diversity Grant program, click here. Applications are due Friday, October 2 by 11:59 p.m.
Contact Marcos Valdez at email@example.com or (512) 443-1334, ext 220 with any questions.
2020 Application: PDF
Diverse Events Grant
The Diverse Events Grant Program is designed to incentivize Community Tennis Associations and other local partners to reach diverse audiences in their community by promoting tennis at a local cultural event or festival of their choosing. Examples might include a hosting a playday or tournament, or participating in a Hispanic Heritage festival, Juneteenth celebration, or LGBTQ Pride event. 4 to 5 grants, up to $500 each, will be awarded. Deadline is on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available. Grant requests should be submitted two weeks prior to event date, at a minimum. You can CLICK HERE for a sample copy of the questions prior to starting your application.
2020 Application: Link
Hispanic Engagement Grant
The Hispanic Engagement Grant program supports local efforts to attract new Hispanic individuals/groups to tennis, such as junior or adult players, volunteers, strategic partners, officials, coaches, or others identified by the grant seeker. Grant awards range from $500-$3,000. Deadline is on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available. Grant requests should be submitted two weeks prior to program start date, at a minimum. You can CLICK HERE for a sample copy of the questions prior to starting your application.
Note: requests to support supplement aids (ball machines, tennis ball baskets), traditional tennis nets and windscreens, instructor stipends exceeding $30/hour, event decorations and entertainment, and one-day events are not supported.
2020 Application: Link
Community Tennis Association Intern Program
The Diversity and Inclusion department is providing up to $2,500 to eight (8) Community Tennis Associations to support a 10-12 week summer intern from a local college/university. This grant program has three main objectives:
Develop a strong, diverse pipeline of talent within the Texas tennis family
Provide a meaningful internship experience that meets the students’ goals while simultaneously contributing to the needs of the CTA
Cultivate relationships with local universities
USTA Texas will assist the grantee with creating an internship description and project plan, support cultivating relationships with local universities, and assist with recruiting a diverse candidate pool. Application deadline is February 28, 2020. You can CLICK HERE for a sample copy of the questions prior to starting your application.
2020 Application: Link
Growing the Game by Engaging Diverse Markets Toolkit
USTA National has developed a new 5-step online training to help local organizations engage and grow diverse markets in their communities. The training has a practical, hands-on approach that equips the user with how-to tools and resources. USTA Texas will assist in in all aspects of coordinating the training, as well as provide follow-up support. It is open to any CTA, community-based organizations and partners, and individuals who are interested.
For questions on any of these opportunities, contact Marcos Valdez, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-443-1334 ext. 220.
Athletic Trainer Matching Grant
The USTA Texas Sports Science Committee is pleased to once again offer you an opportunity to improve your tournaments via the Athletic Trainer Matching Grant. The presence of an athletic trainer at tennis tournaments is becoming increasingly more important at all levels. This grant is to assist tournaments in covering half of the cost of having a trainer present at a tournament. In addition to providing help for injuries, athletic trainers can be used as an educational tool with regards to injury prevention, hydration. Deadline is on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available. If you have tournaments in January and/or February, they will be taken into consideration before the deadline.
TEXAS TENNIS AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Junior Competitive Player Travel Reimbursement Grant
The purpose of this grant is to assist competitive junior players with their travel expenses to National Junior Tournament Schedule events or ITF Schedule events. Any player, whether Quota (already receiving monetary help from the USTA Texas Section) or not, may submit an application for this travel expense reimbursement grant associated with national events. Visit the Texas Tennis Foundation website for more information.
Texas Tennis and Education Foundation Scholarships
Funds collected through charitable donations and tennis events are under the supervision and control of the Texas Tennis and Education Foundation. The purpose of the funds is to provide scholarships for ambitious and worthy students who reside in the Texas Section, have an interest in tennis, and have a desire to obtain a higher education but are in need of financial aid to do so. The scholarships are administered solely by the Texas Tennis and Education Foundation. Gifts to the tennis scholarship funds should be made directly to the Texas Tennis and Education Foundation and may be earmarked for the particular scholarship if desired. The scholarship breakdown will be as follows:
- Texas Tennis and Education Foundation (12)
- Ben T. Ball Scholarship (1)
- Harold Green Memorial Scholarship (1)
- Marti Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship (1)