USTA Awards Grants

To 33 Wheelchair Programs

Victoria Chiesa  |  January 22, 2020

Thirty-three wheelchair tennis programs in 19 states are set to benefit from a combined total of over $50,000 from the latest USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants. 


Presented since 2008, these grants are awarded after careful consideration by the USTA's national wheelchair staff to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport to help build stronger, healthier communities. In that time, the USTA has given more than $650,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country.


These amount of each organization's individual grant is allotted based on both its existing budget and projected needs. Recipients can use the award to fund their efforts to meet the USTA’s grant initiatives, which place an emphasis on developing coaching, securing court time court time, improving and purchasing equipment, recruiting new players and planning events, including tournaments and camps.



“The USTA is proud to award these grants to deserving wheelchair tennis organizations in recognition of their commitment in promoting and growing the sport of wheelchair tennis," said Joanne Wallen, USTA Director, Adult Competition.


“These grants are a part of a continued effort to expand programs that support the wheelchair community through tennis and foster growth and success in players.”


The USTA grants are being awarded to the following organizations, listed alphabetically by state:

  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
  • Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Desert Ability Center (La Quinta, Calif.)
  • City of Mission Viejo/Marguerite Tennis Center (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
  • La Mirada CTA (Norwalk, Calif.)
  • City of Santa Clarita (Santa Clarita, Calif.)
  • HSC Community Services, Inc. (New Britain, Conn.)
  • Team Junior Tennis, Inc. (Orlando, Fla.)
  • USTA Florida Section, Inc. (Orlando, Fla.)
  • Plantation Community Tennis CTA (Plantation, Fla.)
  • CORTA (Columbus, Ga.)
  • USTA Southern (Peachtree Corners, Ga.)
  • Bowling Green Parks and Recreation (Bowling Green, Ky.)
  • South Coast Wheelchair Tennis Foundation (Attleboro, Mass.)
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (Charlestown, Mass.)
  • South Shore YMCA (Norwell, Mass.)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, Mich.)
  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Michigan Sports Unlimited (Midland, Mich.)
  • Dwight Davis Tennis Center (St. Louis)
  • Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital (Lincoln, Neb.)
  • Western Wake Tennis Association (Cary, N.C.)
  • Helen Leonard, Kelly Flouhouse, Taylor Wingate (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • EXcellence Tennis Foundation (Cincinnati)
  • Twos Athletic Club (Toledo, Ohio)
  • Santa Fe Family Life Center (Oklahoma City)
  • Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast (North Wales, Penn.)
  • Clemson University (Anderson, S.C.)
  • Mid-Carolina Tennis Association (Rock Hill, S.C.)
  • University of Houston (Houston)
  • Spring Rollers LLC (The Woodlands, Texas)
  • Utah Tennis Association (Salt Lake City)
  • Access Tennis Seattle (Snohomish, Wash.)


Organizations that are interested in starting a wheelchair tennis program, or would like more information about wheelchair tennis, can email


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