Adaptive Grants Awarded to
USTA Adaptive Tennis Committee | June 1, 2019
There is nothing the Adaptive Tennis Committee enjoys more than writing checks to deserving programs around the country. This year they are super excited to send out more money to more programs after receiving a record number of applications.
The well-deserved recipients in alphabetical order are: Abilities Tennis of N.C., Boeing Employees, Buddy Up Tennis, Cheyenne Parks & Recreation, Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning, Dream Court, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Got Ability Sports, Homewood-Fossmoore Racquet Club, Houston Adapted Sports Club, Inner City Tennis, Lancaster Tennis Patrons, Laredo Tennis Assn. Stroke Survivors, Laredo Tennis Assn. Tennis for the Blind, Lincoln Way Area CTA, Love Serving Autism, Missouri City Recreation & Tennis Center, Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation, Riverside Clay Tennis Assn., St. ADVERTISEMENT Paul Urban Tennis, San Diego District Tennis Assn., Sierra Junior Tennis Assn., South Shore YMCA (Lob-Stars), Special Needs Academy, Special Olympics Maryland, Special Olympics Iowa, Special Pops Tennis, Tennis For All, Tennis For Fun, Thanks USA, Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Assn.
As you can see, a greater number of programs will enjoy support from the Adaptive Committee this year. It was the decision of the Grant Subcommittee to fund more programs with a little less money, rather than distribute larger sums to fewer programs.
The best news coming out of this exercise is that the Committee realized a need for a training module – either a webinar, or a publication with examples, or both – on how to write a successful grant application. Plans are already underway to get this created before next year’s grant cycle so that the process will be less daunting for the submitters and the information they submit will make it easier for the selection committee to evaluate and compare. Be on the lookout for future news of the debut of this training.