IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION
ALL grant applicants and ALL coaches working with youth under the age of 18 MUST be
SAFE PLAY APPROVED
PRIOR to submitting this grant application.
USTA Middle States Districts are committed to working with providers to promote tennis at the local level. To that end, the section has set aside additional funding for providers to help initiate or expand community tennis activities based on recommendations from the corresponding Tennis Service Representative (TSR). This funding will address the following STRATEGIC AREAS:
programming that utilizes the youth progression pathway or red, orange, and green dot balls. These can include instruction and play-based community tennis initiatives such as Team Challenges Events.
, specifically local play and competition. This can include Junior Team Tennis (advancing or non-advancing), entry level tournaments, and parent organized local leagues that introduce and promote junior match play.
New Adult Programming and Adult Learn to Play
includes programming geared towards getting new adults into the game, using both transitional equipment and traditional equipment. This can include but is not limited to adult social leagues, "learn to play" instructional programs, corporate leagues, and partnerships with businesses and sport and social organizations.
High School Tennis
includes continued programming for high school players and teams in the form of in-house, local, and travel junior team tennis, entry level tournaments, and other new competitive opportunities for high school players.
Please note that the maximum amount awarded per group is $750. The amount distributed will vary based on the size and scope of the program, adherence to the strategic areas, sustainability efforts, and the recommendations of the district gran liaison and TSR.
If you have any questions regarding the District Grant Application or the application process, please contact
Please only submit this application online.
We will not accept mailed or faxed applications.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.