About the RTA
Raleigh Tennis Association (RTA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 2004 and supported by volunteers within the Raleigh community. RTA operates under the umbrella of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and in conjunction with the North Carolina Tennis Association (NCTA).
RTA is committed to growing, promoting, and supporting tennis in the greater Raleigh, NC area. RTA aims to connect every current or prospective player with opportunities to participate in tennis through programming, collaboration, funding, diversity & inclusion, outreach, and advocacy.
RTA Serves is RTA’s effort to support the Raleigh community on and off the tennis court. Modeled after USTA Serves, the goal is to enhance the lives of people through the integration of tennis, education and health programs, including the provision of programmatic and academic scholarships.
About the Spirit of Tennis Scholarship Program
Tennis is a wonderful sport with proven benefits to the overall and long-term health of the mind and body. Tennis encourages teamwork, compassion for others, a strong work ethic, physical fitness, civic engagement, leadership and many other positive attributes. Tennis also engages all types of athletes and facilitates lifelong bonds of friendship.
RTA launched the “Spirit of Tennis Scholarship Program” to support Raleigh residents pursuing post-secondary education whose lives in and out of the classroom and on and off the court, reflect the spirit of tennis. A maximum of three (3) scholarships, in the amounts of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 will be awarded to high school seniors. From March 1st through April 8th, RTA will accept applications for the 2022 scholarship program. Applications will be reviewed by the RTA Serves committee and recommended to the RTA Board of Directors for approval. Selected winners will be announced in April 2022. (Scholarships will be sent directly to the colleges/universities where awardees are enrolled.)
Criteria for Prospective Scholarship Awardees
- Must be a current resident of the city of Raleigh.
- Must attend high school in Raleigh and be on track to graduate by June 2022.
- Must provide proof of acceptance and intent to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year college or university by the Fall 2022.
- Must be able to demonstrate participation in tennis leagues, tournaments, programs or other special events/activities recognized by RTA.
- Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA as of the end of the fall semester 2020; must provide a current transcript.
Questions about submission?
Email RTA Serves Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Spirit of Tennis Scholarship” in the subject line.