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The USTA and its nationwide network provide millions of dollars in financial and material grants every year.  Whether it's to refurbish or construct tennis courts, attend a training workshop, start a league, hire a teaching pro, or purchase equipment, the USTA offers grants to help grow the game.  Funding is available at the national, sectional and state levels.



Collegiate Recreation Grant: Grant given to colleges who would like to start up or expand a Recreational League or Tennis Club Team. (Ongoing)

Contact: Jeff Smith at smith@sta.usta.com 

Community Growth and Participation Grant (CGPG):  Funding to increase participation in USTA programs and strengthen the bond between local tennis organizations and USTA offices (District and Section) Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com

Community Tennis Association Start-Up Grant: Funds to start up an incorporated, geographically defined, not-for-profit, volunteer-based tennis organization that supports or provides programs which promote and develop the growth of tennis. (Ongoing) Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com


Diversity Grant:  Funding to promote and develop tennis for underserved populations. (Due: Jan 30 & May 29)

Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com


NJTL Grant:  Funding to start or expand a National Junior Tennis & Learning Program or Chapter.(Due: Jan 30 & May 29)Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com


Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation Community Tennis Grant-Two-year grants are provided to promote growth and to assist community tennis associations and other organizations in initiating and/or expanding USTA tennis programming at the grass roots level and educating the public on sportsmanship, character and the health benefits tennis provides. (Due: March 6) Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com

Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation Player Grant: Need-based financial assistance for juniors. (Ongoing)
Contact: Denise Tucci at tucci@sta.usta.com

Special Populations Tennis Grant:  Funding to promote and develop tennis opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.   (Due: Jan 30 & May 29) Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com

Summer Camp Scholarship:  Need-based funding for junior players who are 13 years old and under and exemplify strong values and personal character. (Due in April) Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com

Wheelchair Tennis Grant: Funding to promote and develop the growth of Wheelchair Tennis. (Due: Jan 30 & May 29)      

Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com


Kids Tennis clubs Matching Equipment Grant - Matching equipment grant for elementary schools that organize a Kids Tennis Club. (Ongoing) Contact: Jeff Smith at smith@sta.usta.com

Community coordinator Grants - Funds are intended for use in local communities to promote programs and grow tennis in those communities. (Due: Jan 12th & Aug 3rd) Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com


Tennis Development Workshop Scholarships - Available to all USTA programs/program leaders who have demonstrated continued excellence in community development and/or youth programming.

Contact: Yasmine Osborn at Osborn@sta.usta.com (CTA/NJTL), Jeff Smith at smith@sta.usta.com (Schools/Parks), Jessica Harrell at harrell@sta.usta.com (JTT)

 Check out grant opportunities through USTA National by clicking here: USTA Grants

All grants will be available on a first come, first serve basis as long as funds are available. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Croley at scroley@ustaky.com.


The application can be found here.

USTA offers a number of grants in the categories of Wheelchair, School Tennis, Events/Workshops, College and University, Programming, Player Development, and USTA Tennis & Education Foundation.  Click here for a complete listing of USTA National Opportunities and click here for other USTA Southern Section Opportunities.

For a listing of private and corporate foundation opportunities, please click here.  Funding from these sources falls outside the USTA.


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