Grants & Resources - USTA Southern California

USTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
GRANTS & RESOURCES

COMMUNITY TENNIS GRANTS

Community Tennis Program Grants support organizations and providers who are bringing tennis to communities in myriad and impactful ways. Historically, these grants (formerly the CTA Partnership Grants) have only been awarded to NJTLs or CTAs, but USTA Southern California has expanded grant candidates to include schools, youth organizations, -parks and recreation centers, and community providers.

Applicants must have a current USTA organizational membership, a broad base of community support, and an innovative program that is reaching a location or demographic whose needs are not currently being met by USTA SoCal. Any organization working with youth must be USTA Safe Play-approved (including ALL staff, board members, and volunteers).

Community Tennis grants focus primarily on programs and equipment. They do not cover such things as travel expenses, administrative salaries, capital projects, scholarships, or any other type of pass-through funding.

Grants vary widely depending on the scope of the program, but typical grants range from $2,000–$5,000.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION YOUTH GRANT

USTA Southern California supports the development of six players by providing DEI Youth Grants and connection to USTA SoCal’s Junior Pathway and Player Development programs. The objective is to inspire players to maintain a productive childhood and adolescence that is directed toward graduating from a four-year college and/or a professional tennis career.

– Priority will be given to families in need of financial assistance. (Proof of income requested.)

– The applicant must be between the ages of 10-18.

– Applicants must reside in the Southern California section.

– Must have a valid USTA membership (membership is free for juniors).

– Players should be a ranked player or a rostered high school/middle school team member.

– Applicant and parent must maintain a clean bill of sportsmanship in tournament play.

– They may use funds for tournament fees, equipment, training  camps/lessons, or a college fund.

Applications are due by February 4, 2022.
Late entries will not be accepted. 

All applications will be reviewed by an assembled review committee. 

Two boys and two girls will be selected for each tier: 

Tier 1: $2,500 each 

Tier 2: $1,500 each

Tier 3: $1,000 each

Awardees will be notified by February 15. Awardees will receive grant awards at the USTA SoCal Black History Month celebration on February 26.

Expectations of our grant recipients include:

– Must participate in at least two Player Development Camps and specific tournaments selected by USTA SoCal.

– Player/Parent grant recipient meeting with DEI Committee.

– Awardees will also become members and participate in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) of USTA SoCal.