Tennis Grants – Southern California Tennis News http://southerncaliforniatennis.org Tennis News, Events, Community Activities, Tournaments Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:37:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 CTAs to benefit from SCTA Community Tennis grants http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/ctas-to-benefit-from-scta-community-tennis-grants/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/ctas-to-benefit-from-scta-community-tennis-grants/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 19:57:48 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=24496 Read more »]]> USTA Southern California was pleased to award Community Tennis grants to deserving organizations who continue to provide tennis programs and opportunities throughout the region. At a gathering held last month at the LA84 Foundation offices in Los Angeles, distributed among more than 20 local providers ranging from youth tennis to adult wheelchair and adaptive programs.

“This is a perfect opportunity not just to provide support and funding,” said Melanie Bischoff, Director of Community Tennis at USTA SoCal, “but also to allow facilitators of local programming to collaborate on thoughts and ideas, as well as joint efforts that reflect the collective missions of their organizations.”

Awardees were selected by the SCTA Community Tennis Grant Committee.

“We went around the room and everybody spoke about how they would use their grant money and ideas that they have been implementing to generate funds within their Community Tennis Associations,” said Aisling Bowyer, a Tennis Service Representative with USTA Southern California. “Beth Kuney from Bakersfield spoke about having a sponsor provide brand-new tennis racquets for underprivileged high school teams. Tennis Serves Others spoke about creating utility bags for the homeless and fundraisers they do, so people are playing tennis with a purpose.”

Recipients in 2018 include:

Youth Tennis San Diego, whose purpose is to promote the educational, physical, and social development of all youth through organized tennis and educational activities.

Pasadena Tennis Association, offering affordable quality tennis instruction for families year-round, and an after school service provider for PUSD and various local community organizations.

Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program, a community tennis program for kids, based at El Cariso Park in Sylmar and Pioneer Park in San Fernando.
Morongo Basin Tennis Association, with the mission to build a tennis tradition for the youth and adults of the Morongo Basin where none existed before.

Orange County Top Tennis, which promotes and develops the growth of tennis and helps children and adults to learn new skills each day, keeping them physically and emotionally fit for life.

Orange County Community Tennis Association, aimed at growing participation from the grassroots level through racquet donations, leagues, tournaments and in-school programs.

Kern Community Tennis Association, a non-profit volunteer based organization established in 1965 to develop and grow the game of tennis at all levels for both juniors and adults, with particular interest in partnering with community organizations to attract low income and minority youth to the sport of tennis.

Joy of Athletics Foundation, which introduces inner city youth to tennis through music, dance, and visualization, developing motor and conceptual skills.

Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program, a sports based youth development organization that changes life trajectories of L.A area children through tennis & education.

Serve it Up Tennis, which offers affordable year round tennis programming for all ages and levels in the San Fernando Valley.

Westcoast Wheelchair Tennis Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the disabled community learn and play wheelchair tennis.

Love & Love Tennis Foundation, with the goal to establish free tennis clinics throughout the Coachella Valley, grow youth tennis, and give girls and boys a chance to learn and play tennis.

California Tennis Assoc. for Underprivileged Youth, which conducts after school lessons for children under 10 years old.

Seal Beach Tennis Center, including the SBTC Junior Academy and various Junior camps.

First Break Academy, dedicated to positively impacting children’s lives by insuring their access to safe, affordable, quality tennis instruction, multi-sport play, and academic enrichment.

Semurana Tennis Association, providing a clean and safe environment via tennis for youth, adults, seniors and adaptive tennis in the community, and developing affordable tennis programs and scholarships for underprivileged children and aspiring athletes.

Tennis Serves Others, uniting tennis ladies to organize and promote charitable activities benefiting needy individuals, groups or other non-profits in our local communities and throughout the world.

Grassroots Junior Tennis, teaching tennis as a lifetime recreation and educational sport, with classes held ten months of the year available to young adults and children – particularly low income, Title 1 students.

ACEing Autism, Inc., which provide the most effective sports related intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Greater San Diego Tennis Council, identifying and providing funds to repair damaged and deteriorated public tennis courts.

West Coast Beach Tennis, Inc. a grassroots tennis program devoted to growing the sports of beach tennis. 

Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp San Diego, a tennis-based rehabilitation program serving wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans of all ages from across the country.

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2018 SoCal CTA Partnership Grant http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/tennis-grants/2018-socal-cta-partnership-grant/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/tennis-grants/2018-socal-cta-partnership-grant/#respond Fri, 09 Mar 2018 03:28:32 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=24167 Read more »]]> 2018 Southern California Tennis Association CTA Partnership Grant

The CTA Partnership Grant is offered each year to all registered CTAs in Southern California. The intention of this funding program is to help CTAs strengthen their organization, and to support them in growing tennis through partnerships and programming.

The Southern California Tennis Association CTA Partnership Grant includes:

  1. Description of the SCTA CTA Partnership Grant Instructions
  2. Application – Please use the forms provided.
  3. Budget Summary for proposed program – Please use the form provided.
    In addition – Please attach a 2018 Organizational Budget for your organization.
  4. You may submit one application per organization.
  5. The sponsoring organization or program must be or become a USTA Organizational member
    prior to receiving funding. Call USTA membership at 800/990-USTA or visit www.usta.com
    to join today!
  6. Grant recipients should expect unannounced on-site visits by a grant evaluator and must return
    an accountability report.
  7. Grant recipients are REQUIRED to attend the annual SCTA Community Development
    Workshop.

View and Download Details & Application For 2018 Southern California Tennis Association CTA Partnership Grant

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Apply Now For Diversity & Inclusion Grants http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/apply-now-for-diversity-inclusion-grants/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/apply-now-for-diversity-inclusion-grants/#comments Tue, 27 Feb 2018 01:38:18 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=24084 Read more »]]> Build tennis programs and services throughout Southern California with USTA Diversity & Inclusion grants, now open for submissions. Descriptions and applications are available at:

https://www.usta.com/en/home/organize/grants-and-assistance/national/grants-and-assistance–diversity—inclusion-grants.html

Adaptive Tennis Grant

To assist in the initiation or implementation of USTA Adaptive Tennis programs at the community level. Grant Award is $500-$2500. Application available March 12th and due April 9th.

Outreach Grant

To increase tennis participation among diverse populations by developing and executing sustainable outreach plans. Grant Award is up to $2,500. Deadline is March 12th.

Hispanic Outreach Grant (general)

To increase tennis participation within the Hispanic population by developing and executing sustainable outreach plans. Grants Award is up to $2,500. Deadline is March 12th.

NJTL Hispanic Outreach Grant (NJTL only)

To increase tennis participation within the Hispanic population by developing and executing sustainable outreach plans. Grants Award is up to $4,000. Deadline is March 12th.

GLTA Sponsorship Grant

To promote tennis in the LGBT community through support of select Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance tournaments. Sponsorship Award up to $2000. Deadline is March 12th.

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SCTA Foundation 2018 Kramer and Talbert Grants http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/scta-foundation-2018-kramer-and-talbert-grants/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/scta-foundation-2018-kramer-and-talbert-grants/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:39:56 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=24023 Read more »]]> The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation (“SCTAF”) (formerly known as the Pacific Southwest Youth Foundation) is the charitable and philanthropic entity of the Southern California Tennis Association and is a 501(C) (3).

SCTAF’s mission is “to promote and develop the growth of tennis in Southern California” by supporting community based grassroots tennis and education programs and deserving junior players with financial grants.

SCTAF currently maintains two grant programs for individual juniors: The Kramer Future Champions Grant (“Kramer Grant”) and the Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Grant (“Talbert Grant”) (collectively, “Grants”). Juniors funded by SCTAF must reside within the Southern California section and must be members of the USTA. Applications for Grants are reviewed by the SCTAF Grant Review Committee of the SCTAF Board of Directors (the “Committee”).

The Kramer Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8 and 18 who show significant promise, aspire to collegiate or professional tennis and demonstrate financial need, to compete in national or sectional tournaments, with the typical grants ranging between $800 and $1200.

The Talbert Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8-16 who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to improving their tennis, but whose families lack the resources to cover the cost of summer tennis camp tuition and fees. Preference is given to those juniors currently enrolled in NJTL programs, after school or Junior Team Tennis programs during the academic year who wish to continue playing during the summer. The typical grant ranges between $500 and $800.

FUNDING GUIDELINES

  1. All applicants for Grants must complete the Grant Application Form.
  2. All factual information requested must be correctly stated and the quality of written responses to questions will be carefully considered. Applications, including any required supporting documentation, for Kramer Grants must be postmarked by either April 1 or October 1. Talbert Grants must be postmarked by May 15. Incomplete or untimely applications will not be considered.
  3. Applications will be limited to one Grant per year unless exceptional circumstances warrant additional consideration, in the sole discretion of the Committee.
  4. Grants may not be used to pay for USTA membership.
  5. As the applications are need based, applicants will be required to state household income.
  6. Applicants are solely responsible for determining that a receipt of a Grant will not adversely affect their NCAA eligibility.
  7. All applicants must demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship.
  8. Factors considered when evaluating applications include, but are not limited to, age, sectional or national rankings, annual improvement, number of tournaments played, family income/financial need, and other resources available to the applicant.
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2018 Bryan Brothers Scholarship http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/tennis-grants/2018-bryan-brothers-scholarship/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/tennis-grants/2018-bryan-brothers-scholarship/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:12:55 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=24028

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USTA Offers Multicultural Grants and Financial Assistance for Juniors in 2018 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/usta-offers-multicultural-grants-and-financial-assistance-for-juniors-in-2018/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/usta-offers-multicultural-grants-and-financial-assistance-for-juniors-in-2018/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:42:44 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=21864 Read more »]]> The USTA is offering many financial assistance opportunities to assist players of minority and multicultural backgrounds next year. They will be in the form of Individual Player Grants, Excellence Player Grant and Essay Grants. All applications are available online.  If eligible, please apply.

Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training: These grants provide funding to competitive junior players aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on participation in specific USTA sanctioned tournaments in 2016. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round and have a history of strong national tournament results. Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. The application due date is February 2, 2018 and it will be awarded in March 2018. For more information, please click here , and go to this link for Grant Application Instructions.

Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant: Honoring the memory, life and achievements of Okechi Womeodu, who otherwise would have had a very promising future, both on and off the court. Rewards players who work to excel as much in the classroom as in sports. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round, have a history of strong national tournaments results and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The number of grants available are : 1 grant (African-American male). The application due date is January 20, 2018 and it will be awarded in March 2018. For the application,  please click  here.

Althea Gibson Leadership Award: Honoring the memory, life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African-American Grand Slam champion, who paved the way for millions who followed. Rewards players who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round. Number of grants available: 1 grant (African-American female.) The application is due February 9, 2018 and will be awarded in April 2018. Click here to download the application.

Pancho González Scholar Athlete Grant: In honor of Pancho Gonzalez, the Mexican-American icon who won two U.S. Championships men’s singles titles and whose dedication to the sport of tennis brought together fans from all walks of life. We look to reward a player who works to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient must be training and competing in tournaments year-round. Number of grants available: 1 grant (one male or one female.) The application is due February 9, 2018 and will be awarded in April 2018. Please click here to download the application.

Asian-American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant:  In honor of the achievements of Asian-American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player who works to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient must be training and competing in tournaments year-round. Number of grants available: 1 grant (one male or one female.) The application is due February 9, 2018 and will be awarded in April 2018. Please click  here to download the application

Native American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant: In honor of the achievements of Native American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player who works to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient must be training and competing in tournaments year-round. Number of grants available: 1 grant (one male or one female.) The application is due February 9, 2018 and will be awarded in April 2018.  Please click here to download the application.

Multicultural Excellence Program Grant: USTA Diversity & Inclusion would like to offer support to programs which are helping our best young players reach the highest level of national junior tennis. We will help offset expenses to any full-time program which offers travel to assist a team or two or more players to compete in the main draw of singles at any USTA sanctioned events. The application due date is through 2018. Please click here to download the Grant Report Form.

 

 

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2017 Adaptive Tennis Program Grant http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/2017-adaptive-tennis-program-grant/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/2017-adaptive-tennis-program-grant/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:11:22 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=20719 Read more »]]> USTA Diversity & Inclusion Department would like to offer support to Adaptive Tennis programs that operate in the United States.

Grants are awarded to assist in the initiation or implementation of programs at the community level. Grant award is $500-$4000.

Application due: October 1st, 2017

You’ll be asked for Program Details:

  • Describe program for which this grant is intended, must include number of participants
  • Is this a pilot, a new program or an existing program?
  • Provide specific sites and times of programming (including name/address of facility).
  • Describe duration of program (number of weeks, days per week, and hours per day).
  • Describe age group and ability level and demographics of targeted participants.
  • Describe your plan to retain and increase participating at the end program.
  • Please list the names and responsibilities of on and off court program staff.

Submit Your Application for the 2017 Adaptive Tennis Program Grant

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2017 Kramer & Talbert Tennis Grants http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/2017-kramer-talbert-tennis-grants/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/2017-kramer-talbert-tennis-grants/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:29:46 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=20672 Read more »]]> Southern California Tennis Association Foundation

USTAFYIG_SoCalThe Southern California Tennis Association Foundation (“SCTAF”) (formerly known as the Pacific Southwest Youth Foundation) is the charitable and philanthropic entity of the Southern California Tennis Association and is a 501(C) (3).

SCTAF’s mission is “to promote and develop the growth of tennis in Southern California” by supporting community based grassroots tennis and education programs and deserving junior players with financial grants.

SCTAF currently maintains two grant programs for individual juniors: The Kramer Future Champions Grant (“Kramer Grant”) and the Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Grant (“Talbert Grant”) (collectively, “Grants”). Juniors funded by SCTAF must reside within the Southern California section and must be members of the USTA. Applications for Grants are reviewed by the SCTAF Grant Review Committee of the SCTAF Board of Directors (the “Committee”).

The Kramer Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8 and 18 who show significant promise, aspire to collegiate or professional tennis and demonstrate financial need, to compete in national or sectional tournaments, with the typical grants ranging between $800 and $1200.

Download Kramer Future Champions Grant Application – Deadline October 1

The Talbert Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8-16 who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to improving their tennis, but whose families lack the resources to cover the cost of summer tennis camp tuition and fees. Preference is given to those juniors currently enrolled in NJTL programs, after school or Junior Team Tennis programs during the academic year who wish to continue playing during the summer. The typical grant ranges between $500 and $800.

Funding Guidelines

  1. All applicants for Grants must complete the Grant Application Form.
  2. All factual information requested must be correctly stated and the quality of written responses to questions will be carefully considered. Applications, including any required supporting documentation, for Kramer Grants must be postmarked by either April 1 or October 1. Talbert Grants must be postmarked by May 15. incomplete or untimely applications will not be considered.
  3. Applications will be limited to one Grant per year unless exceptional circumstances warrant additional consideration, in the sole discretion of the Committee.
  4. Grants may not be used to pay for USTA membership.
  5. As the applications are need based, applicants will be required to state household income.
  6. Applicants are solely responsible for determining that a receipt of a Grant will not adversely affect their NCAA eligibility.
  7. All applicants must demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship.
  8. Factors considered when evaluating applications include, but are not limited to, age, sectional or national rankings, annual improvement, number of tournaments played, family income/financial need, and other resources available to the applicant.

Download Kramer Future Champions Grant Application – Deadline October 1

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2017 USTA Foundation Scholarship Opportunity http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/2017-usta-foundation-scholarship-opportunity/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/2017-usta-foundation-scholarship-opportunity/#respond Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:08:15 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=11334 Read more »]]> The deadline is Monday, February 27th at midnight.

Looking to highlight and help your amazing high school seniors who are seeking college funding?

Encourage them to apply for one or more of the USTA Foundation Scholarships. The USTA Foundation awarded $408,000 in 2016 to 49 students! The deadline to apply for 2017 isMonday, February 27th at midnight. Full details and the link to apply are at http://www.ustafoundation.com/grants_scholarships/college/.

Individuals may apply for all of the indicated scholarships for which they are eligible but will not be awarded more than one scholarship. Applicants should be high school seniors with a financial need who have minimum 3.0 GPA and perform community/volunteer service and participate in organized youth tennis program such as National Junior Tennis and Learning. All scholarship awards are disbursed directly to the college or university.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Materasso, National Manager, Grants and Scholarships (914-602-7129; materasso@usta.com).

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2017 Kramer And Talbert Grant Deadlines http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/2017-kramer-and-talbert-grant-deadlines/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/2017-kramer-and-talbert-grant-deadlines/#respond Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:35:33 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=11138 Read more »]]> The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation (“SCTAF”) (formerly known as the Pacific Southwest Youth Foundation) is the charitable and philanthropic entity of the Southern California Tennis Association and is a 501(C) (3). SCTAF’s mission is “to promote and develop the growth of tennis in Southern California” by supporting community based grassroots tennis and education programs and deserving junior players with financial grants.

SCTAF currently maintains two grant programs for individual juniors: The Kramer Future Champions Grant (“Kramer Grant”) and the Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Grant (“Talbert Grant”) (collectively, “Grants”). Juniors funded by SCTAF must reside within the Southern California section and must be members of the USTA. Applications for Grants are reviewed by the SCTAF Grant Review Committee of the SCTAF Board of Directors (the “Committee”).

The Kramer Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8 and 18 who show significant promise, aspire to collegiate or professional tennis and demonstrate financial need, to compete in national or sectional tournaments, with the typical grants ranging between $800 and $1200.

The Talbert Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8-16 who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to improving their tennis, but whose families lack the resources to cover the cost of summer tennis camp tuition and fees. Preference is given to those juniors currently enrolled in NJTL programs, after school or Junior Team Tennis programs during the academic year who wish to continue playing during the summer. The typical grant ranges between $500 and $800.

FUNDING GUIDELINES

  1. All applicants for Grants must complete the Grant Application Form.
  2. All factual information requested must be correctly stated and the quality of written responses to questions will be carefully considered. Applications, including any required supporting documentation, for Kramer Grants must be postmarked by either April 1 or October 1. Talbert Grants must be postmarked by May 15. incomplete or untimely applications will not be considered.
  3. Applications will be limited to one Grant per year unless exceptional circumstances warrant additional consideration, in the sole discretion of the Committee.
  4. Grants may not be used to pay for USTA membership.
  5. As the applications are need based, applicants will be required to state household income.
  6. Applicants are solely responsible for determining that a receipt of a Grant will not adversely affect their NCAA eligibility.
  7. All applicants must demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship.
  8. Factors considered when evaluating applications include, but are not limited to, age, sectional or national rankings, annual improvement, number of tournaments played, family income/financial need, and other resources available to the applicant.

Download The Kramer Future Champions Grant application

Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Grant application

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USTA Foundation Offers Scholarships to High School Seniors http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/usta-foundation-offers-scholarships-to-high-school-seniors/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/usta-foundation-offers-scholarships-to-high-school-seniors/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:21:49 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=10750 Read more »]]> The USTA Foundation offers eight different scholarships for tennis-involved activity, including tennis management, athletic achievement in tennis, and off the court achievement. Most of the awards will give to high school seniors who are entering a four-year college or university program. The scholarships range from $2,500 to $15,000 over four years, in terms of financial stipends.

Eight different scholarships are as follows:

  • The Marian Wood Baird Scholarship
  • The Rosalind P. Walter Scholarship
  • The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship
  • The recipients of the Dwight Mosley Scholarship
  • The Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship
  • The USTA Foundation College Educational Scholarships
  • The USTA Foundation College Textbook Scholarship
  • The Professional Tennis Management College Scholarship

The USTA (United States Tennis Association) Foundation, a charitable offshoot of the national tennis organizing committee, gives out thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarship money each year to deserving students that fill various criteria. Additionally, the entire USTA is a non-profit, meaning they donate 100% of their money to various tennis-related programs.

Eligibility:

All Scholarship is available annually to high school seniors (one male and one female)who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program and who reside in an economically disadvantaged community.

How to Apply:

In order to apply, the candidates can create an account through the given link:

https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_527/?SA=SNA&FID=35114

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • The recipient of the Marian Wood Baird Scholarship eligible to receive $3,750 per year for a total of up to $15,000 to cover costs of tuition, room, and board and educational materials.
  • The recipients of the Rosalind P. Walter College Scholarship are eligible to receive $2,500 per year for a total of up to $10,000 to cover costs of tuition, room, and board and educational materials
  • The recipients of the Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship are eligible to receive $2,500 per year for a total of up to $10,000 to cover costs of tuition, room, and board and educational materials.
  • The recipients of the Dwight Mosley Scholarship are eligible to receive $2,500 per year for a total of up to $10,000 to cover costs of tuition, room, and board and educational materials.
  • The recipients of the Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship are eligible to receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship.
  • The recipients of the USTA Foundation College Education Scholarship are eligible to receive $2,500 per year for a total of up to $10,000 to cover costs of tuition, room, and board and educational materials.
  • The recipients of the College Textbook Scholarship are eligible to receive a one-time $1000 award.
  • The recipients of the Professional Tennis Management College Scholarship are eligible to receive $2,500 per year for a total of up to $10,000 to cover costs of tuition, room, and board and educational materials.
  • All scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student is enrolled and is disbursed annually based on the recipient’s standing with his/her college.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline varies.

Link for more Information:

http://www.ustafoundation.com/grants_scholarships/scholarship_list/

Contact Information:

If you have any query, contact to USTA Foundation at 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604, 914-696-7223 (main), foundation-at-usta.com

 

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What Are The 2016 SCTA Initiatives To Grow Tennis? http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/rallying-with-the-ed/what-are-the-2016-scta-initiatives-to-grow-tennis/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/rallying-with-the-ed/what-are-the-2016-scta-initiatives-to-grow-tennis/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:54:53 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=9029 Read more »]]> Rallying With The Executive Director

The SCTA purchased a territory in the San Fernando Valley (SFV) from Teach Grow Achieve (TGA) Premiere Youth Tennis in Spring 2014 to begin teaching tennis in after-school enrichment sessions.  In the 2014-15 school year, the SCTA hired an area director and tennis teachers for the TGA SFV area and provided after-school tennis and summer camps in 56 schools to 604 students.  The numbers for the first nine months of the 2015-16 school year were 67 locations and 755 students. Another SCTA Schools initiative trains teachers to provide tennis to students in PE or after school.  Please call me at 310.208.3339 if you want tennis in your community school.

In early December 2015, the SCTA held a workshop for community tennis providers to introduce a program called “Tennis in 10” (TNT) to create new adult tennis players.  The SCTA is offering grants to tennis teachers that will offer a series of no or low-cost tennis lessons for adult beginners using Red-Orange-Green balls.  The title “Tennis in 10” conveys the goal of having the adults rallying with each other in 10 minutes during the first lesson.  Echo Park, Fountain Valley Tennis Center, and Morongo Basin Tennis Association are the first SoCal sites for TNT.  There is more grant money available so interested tennis providers should contact me at 310.208.3339 and ask for more information about how to start TNT on your courts.

Another initiative to create tennis players is a partnership with USTA National, the USTA Pacific Northwest Section (PNW) and the SCTA that puts tennis programming on vacant public courts.  The concept was pioneered by PNW and the idea is to provide turnkey tennis programming for youth and adults on courts that Parks & Rec Departments or schools don’t want to run.  The PNW model hires the pros, provides equipment, collects the funds, generates marketing and returns a portion of the fees back to the sites for maintenance and upkeep of the courts.  The SCTA is looking for unused or under-utilized public courts in banks of three or more to conduct the pilot in SoCal with the USTA and PNW.  If you have neighborhood courts that don’t have lessons, clinics, and match play formally conducted on site, please call me at 310.208.3339.  We’ll connect with you and determine how to put tennis on the courts.

I also encourage pros to offer Serve Stroke and Volley (SSV) at their facilities.  SSV is an oncourt tennis skills test that provides a skill score for each player.  Players can compete against other players with similar SSV scores to provide optimal competition.  A player who thinks he or she has improved enough to play at a higher SSV level takes the SSV test to determine the new score.  Contact Randy Johnson at 818.458.6882 for LA and OC SSV.  Contact Neil Johnson at 760.781.5782 for San Diego SSV.

In 2016, the SCTA is adding new ways to grow tennis so that we can create more players for the future of the game.  If you want our help, give me a call.

 

Bruce A. Hunt
Executive Director – Southern California Tennis Association

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Kramer Future Champions Grant Application http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/kramer-future-champions-grant-application/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/kramer-future-champions-grant-application/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:48:28 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=8809 Read more »]]> The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation (“SCTAF”) (formerly known as the Pacific Southwest Youth Foundation) is the charitable and philanthropic entity of the Southern California Tennis Association and is a 501(C) (3). SCTAF’s mission is “to promote and develop the growth of tennis in Southern California” by supporting community based grassroots tennis and education programs and deserving junior players with financial grants.

SCTAF currently maintains two grant programs for individual juniors: The Kramer Future Champions Grant (“Kramer Grant”) and the Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Grant (“Talbert Grant”) (collectively, “Grants”). Juniors funded by SCTAF must reside within the Southern California section and must be members of the USTA. Applications for Grants are reviewed by the SCTAF Grant Review Committee of the SCTAF Board of Directors (the “Committee”).

The Kramer Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8 and 18 who show significant promise, aspire to collegiate or professional tennis and demonstrate financial need, to compete in national or sectional tournaments, with the typical grants ranging between $800 and $1200.

The Talbert Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8-16 who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to improving their tennis, but whose families lack the resources to cover the cost of summer tennis camp tuition and fees. Preference is given to those juniors currently enrolled in NJTL programs, after school or Junior Team Tennis programs during the academic year who wish to continue playing during the summer. The typical grant ranges between $500 and $800.

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Don’t Miss Kramer & Talbert Junior Grants Deadlines http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/newsletter/dont-miss-kramer-talbert-junior-grants-deadlines/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/newsletter/dont-miss-kramer-talbert-junior-grants-deadlines/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:31:43 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=6223 Read more »]]> Jack Kramer and Henry Talbert had legendary careers in the section, and at the national level, as well. During their lives, both did exemplary work to make the game available to everyone. This was particularly true for junior participants.

In recognition of their unwavering commitment to the sport, the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation (SCTAF), formerly known as the Pacific Southwest Youth Foundation, which is the Southern California Tennis Association’s 501(C) (3) charitable and philanthropic unit, offers the Kramer Future Champions Grant (Kramer Grant) and the Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Grant (Talbert Grant). These community based grassroots tennis and education efforts aid deserving junior players financially.

Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer Photo Mark Winters

The Kramer Grant is intended to support juniors, between the ages of 8 and 18 who show significant promise, aspire to play intercollegiate and/or professional tennis, and demonstrate financial need, allowing them to compete in sectional or national tournaments. The typical grant ranges between $800 and $1,200.

The Talbert Grant aims to assist juniors, between the ages of 8 and16 who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to improving their tennis skills, but whose families lack the resources to cover the cost of summer tennis camp tuition and fees. Preference is given to juniors who are currently enrolled in LA84 Foundation/NJTL, After-School or Junior Team Tennis programs during the academic year and wish to continue playing during the summer. The typical grant ranges between $500 and $800.

Henry Talbert

Henry Talbert

Juniors receiving SCTAF funding must reside within the Southern California section and must be members of the USTA. The SCTAF Grant Review Committee, (a part of the SCTAF Board of Directors), will evaluate applications for Grants.

Grant Guidelines:

  1. All applicants must complete the Grant Application Form.
  2. All factual information requested must be correctly stated and the quality of written responses to questions will be carefully considered. Applications, including any required supporting documentation, for Kramer Grants must be postmarked by either April 1st or October 1st. Talbert Grants must be postmarked by May 15th. (Incomplete applications or those that do not meet the deadlines will not be considered.)
  3. Applications will be limited to one Grant per year unless exceptional circumstances warrant additional consideration, which is at the sole discretion of the Committee.
  4. Grants may not be used to pay for a USTA membership.
  5. Because the Grants are need-based, applications will require a statement of household income.
  6. Applicants are solely responsible for determining that a receipt of a Grant will not adversely affect their NCAA eligibility.
  7. All applicants must demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship.
  8. Factors considered when evaluating applications will include, (but are not limited to), age, sectional or national rankings, annual improvement, number of tournaments played, family income/financial need, and other resources available to the applicant.

For more details, contact SCTA Executive Director, Bruce Hunt at (310) 208-3838 Ext. 240 or by e-mailing him at bhunt@scta.usta.com

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Kramer & Talbert Junior Grants Deadlines http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/newsletter/kramer-talbert-junior-grants-deadlines/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/newsletter/kramer-talbert-junior-grants-deadlines/#respond Wed, 02 Mar 2016 02:29:23 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=5873 Read more »]]> Jack Kramer and Henry Talbert were legends not only in the Southern California section, but in the national tennis community as well. During their lives, both did an exemplary amount of work to make the game available to everyone. This was particularly true for junior participants.

In recognition of their unwavering commitment to the sport, the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation (SCTAF), formerly known as the Pacific Southwest Youth Foundation, which is the Southern California Tennis Association’s 501(C) (3) charitable and philanthropic unit, offers the Kramer Future Champions Grant (Kramer Grant) and the Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Grant (Talbert Grant). These community based grassroots tennis and education efforts aid deserving junior players financially.

Jack Kramer Photo Mark Winters

Jack Kramer Photo Mark Winters

The Kramer Grant is designed to support juniors, between the ages of 8 and 18 who show significant promise, aspire to play intercollegiate and/or professional tennis, and demonstrate financial need, allowing them to compete in sectional or national tournaments. The typical grant ranges between $800 and $1,200.

The Talbert Grant is designed to support juniors, between the ages of 8 and16 who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to improving their tennis skills, but whose families lack the resources to cover the cost of summer tennis camp tuition and fees. Preference is given to juniors who are currently enrolled in LA84 Foundation/NJTL, After-School or Junior Team Tennis programs during the academic year and wish to continue playing during the summer. The typical grant ranges between $500 and $800.

Henry Talbert

Henry Talbert

Juniors receiving SCTAF funding must reside within the Southern California section and must be members of the USTA. The SCTAF Grant Review Committee, (a part of the SCTAF Board of Directors), will evaluate applications for Grants.

Grant Guidelines:

  1.  All applicants must complete the Grant Application Form.
  2. All factual information requested must be correctly stated and the quality of written responses to questions will be carefully considered. Applications, including any required supporting documentation, for Kramer Grants must be postmarked by either April 1st or October 1st. Talbert Grants must be postmarked by May 15th. (Incomplete applications or those that do not meet the deadlines will not be considered.)
  3. Applications will be limited to one Grant per year unless exceptional circumstances warrant additional consideration, which is at the sole discretion of the Committee.
  4. Grants may not be used to pay for a USTA membership.
  5. Because the Grants are need-based, applications will require a statement of household income.
  6. Applicants are solely responsible for determining that a receipt of a Grant will not adversely affect their NCAA eligibility.
  7. All applicants must demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship.
  8. Factors considered when evaluating applications will include, (but are not limited to), age, sectional or national rankings, annual improvement, number of tournaments played, family income/financial need, and other resources available to the applicant.

For more details, contact SCTA Executive Director, Bruce Hunt at (310) 208-3838 Ext. 240.

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Easter Bowl To Award $10,000 In Grants http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/asics-easter-bowl-to-award-10000-in-travel-grants-to-next-generation-of-stars/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/asics-easter-bowl-to-award-10000-in-travel-grants-to-next-generation-of-stars/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:37:37 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=5839 Read more »]]> ASICS Easter Bowl To Award $10,000 In Travel Grants To Next Generation Of Stars

The ASICS Easter Bowl will award $10,000 in travel grants in the form of vouchers for airline travel and hotel expenses at this year’s ITF event taking place April 2-10 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, tournament director Lornie Kuhle has announced.

Celebrating 49 years, the ASICS Easter Bowl has a rich history as a proving ground for aspiring junior tennis players on the pathway to professional tennis and college scholarships.

Kuhle announced his plan to help offset the brutal cost and financial expenses parents must endure to raise a junior champion. The provision of travel grants is one of the ways in which the ITF ASICS Easter Bowl assists these top juniors in making a transition from junior tennis to the collegiate or professional game.

David Kenas Photography david@dkshots.com www.dkshots.com 732-616-7333

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Taylor Fritz won the 2015 ASICS Easter Bowl and is now in the world’s top 100.

“Throughout the entire world governments financially support their youth in their sports development,” Kuhle stated. “How else could Spain, France, Argentina, Russia, Serbia and China develop such great players? The United States is the only country in which all of a junior player’s early development comes from private resources.”

This is why the ASICS Easter Bowl and Raymond Moore have announced that there will be special awards given to this year’s finishing top 16 players in the Boys & Girls ITF Championships. Raymond Moore, a former ATP Professional and South African Davis Cup player is supporting these awards.

The $10,000 in travel grants will be awarded evenly in the boys’ and girls’ ITF divisions beginning in the round of 16. The grants will take the form of vouchers for airline travel and hotel expenses.

The travel grants will be awarded as follows:

Winner: $750
Finalist: $750
Semi-finalist: $500
Quarter-finalist: $325
Round of 16: $150

Kuhle emphasized, “This is not in any way to be construed as prize money. No cash will be distributed to the players. These grants are not based on performance and are based on extended expenses that families and players incur because of rising hotel and return airfare rates that occur when players reach the latter stages of the tournament.”

Nearly every top U.S. player to win a Grand Slam over the past 50 years has played in the ASICS Easter Bowl. The last American male to win a Grand Slam back in 2003, Andy Roddick, won the Boys’ 16s ASICS Easter Bowl in 1998.

CiCi Bellis, 2014 U.S. National Girls’ Champion, Noah Rubin, 2014 Wimbledon Junior Champion, Frances Tiafoe, 2015 U.S. Junior Champion, and Taylor Fritz, 2015 U.S. Open Junior Champion, are all recent veteran winners of the ASICS Easter Bowl.

The financial burden of what it takes to get these players to this level of achievement is sobering.

Noah Rubin’s father, Eric, quoted in a Bloomberg News interview, stated that, “The total cost for attending tournaments reached about $40,000 a year. “That’s after-tax money,” said Eric Rubin. “That means the first $80,000 of my income goes to that.”

Indeed. A Washington Post 2014 feature on Frances Tiafoe estimated roughly $400,000 has been invested in the 16-year-old’s career through scholarships at the Junior Champions Tennis Center and aid from the USTA. That’s necessary because his parents simply can’t afford the expenses or even go see him play in tournaments.

The British Lawn Tennis Association estimates it costs about £250,000 ($385,000) to develop a player from age 5 to 18.

In addition to live streaming the ASICS Easter Bowl again this year, Kuhle also announced the tournament’s new mobile app, which can be found in both the Apple iTunes store or at Google Play. Search “Easter Bowl” to download the app.

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Diversity & Inclusion Grants http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/youth-tennis/diversity-and-inclusion-grants/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/youth-tennis/diversity-and-inclusion-grants/#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:56:42 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=4892 Read more »]]> 2016 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION GRANTS

https://www.usta.com/About-USTA/USTA-Awards/grants/

Diversity & Inclusion grants offer financial support to:

  1. Athletes of ethnic or diverse backgrounds.
  2. High performance tennis programs that serve to develop players of ethnic or racially diverse backgrounds OR that serve low-income junior tennis players and enable them to use their tennis ability to secure a college education.

Available Grants
Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training
Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant
Althea Gibson Leadership Award
Pancho González Scholar Athlete Grant
Asian-American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant
Native American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant
Multicultural Excellence Program Grant

To apply, please click on the applicable grant application below and also fill out this W-9 form.

Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training

Provide funding to competitive junior players aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on participation in specific USTA sanctioned tournaments in 2016. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round and have a history of strong national tournament results.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com

Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant

Honoring the memory, life and achievements of Okechi Womeodu, who otherwise would have had a very promising future, both on and off the court. Rewards players who work to excel as much in the classroom as in sports. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round, have a history of strong national tournaments results and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com

Number of grants available: 1 grant (African-American male)

Althea Gibson Leadership Award

Honoring  the memory, life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African-American Grand Slam champion, who paved the way for millions who followed. Rewards players who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 1 grant (African-American female)

Pancho González Scholar Athlete Grant

In honor of Pancho Gonzalez, the Mexican-American icon who won two U.S. Championships men’s singles titles and whose dedication to the sport of tennis brought together fans from all walks of life. We look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)

Asian-American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant 

In honor of the achievements of Asian-American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)

Native American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant

In honor of the achievements of Native American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

National Contact:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)

Multicultural Excellence Program Grant

Provide funding to competitive junior development programs that are training youngsters aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on number of players with sectional and national rankings in a specific program. Must be a year-round program that provides a high level of on-court instruction and off-court training opportunities and must have a history of developing tournament level players.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com

For USTA Southern California section support with the grant process, please email
Bruce Hunt at Bhunt@scta.usta.com or call (310) 208-3838.

For a full list of USTA grants visit,
https://www.usta.com/About-USTA/USTA-Awards/grants/

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CTA Partnership Grants Given http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/newsletter/cta-partnership-grants-given-2/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/newsletter/cta-partnership-grants-given-2/#respond Wed, 10 Jun 2015 02:27:05 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=2499 Read more »]]> The Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) has an ever-evolving relationship with the Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) in the section. On May 6th at the LA84 Foundation facility in Los Angeles, twenty-six CTAs received grants for 2015.

CTA Partnership Grants Participants

CTA Partnership Grants Participants

“I was very pleased to hold the meeting at the Foundation, with whom the SCTA has such a long and strong relationship,” said Melanie Bischoff, SCTA Director of Community Tennis. “Thirty people turned out for the gathering. These are the individuals who are doing some great things for tennis in their local communities. The great thing is those, in this group, come from all over Southern California. They are really making a difference in what is taking place when it comes to increasing participation and providing everyone with more opportunities to play tennis.”

The organizations, which enjoyed holiday-like gifts before the usual gift-giving season, included:

ACEing Autism Inc.
ACES Youth Tennis
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica
California Tennis Association For Underprivileged Youths
City of Rialto – Healthy Rialto
First Break Academy – RAMP Tennis
Grassroots Junior Tennis, Inc.
Joy of Athletics Foundation, Inc. / The Dance of Tennis Program
Kern Community Tennis Association
Mariners Church
Morningside Monarch Alumni Association
Morongo Basin Tennis Association
Mountain View Sports & Racquet Club
Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program
Ojai Valley Tennis Club Inc.
One All Tennis Association, Inc.
Orange County Community Tennis Association
Orange County Top Tennis
Pasadena Tennis Association, Inc.
Pete Brown Scholarship Fund
Semurana Tennis Association
Tennis Patrons Association of Santa Barbara
Tierransanta Tennis Club of San Diego
West Coast Beach Tennis, Inc.
West Coast Wheelchair Tennis Association
Youth Tennis San Diego

Mark Winters

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CTA Partnership Grants Given http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/mark-thoughts/cta-partnership-grants-given/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/mark-thoughts/cta-partnership-grants-given/#respond Sat, 09 May 2015 03:33:56 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=2086 Read more »]]> The Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) has an ever-evolving relationship with the Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) in the section. On May 6th at the LA84 Foundation facility in Los Angeles, twenty-six CTAs received grants for 2015.

1.CTA Partnership Grants Participants“I was very pleased to hold the meeting at the Foundation, with whom the SCTA has such a long and strong relationship,” said Melanie Bischoff, SCTA Director of Community Tennis. “Thirty people turned out for the gathering. These are the individuals who are doing some great things for tennis in their local communities. The great thing is those, in this group, come from all over Southern California. They are really making a difference in what is taking place when it comes to increasing participation and providing everyone with more opportunities to play tennis.”

The organizations, which enjoyed holiday-like gifts before the usual gift-giving season, included:

ACEing Autism Inc.
ACES Youth Tennis
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica
California Tennis Association For Underprivileged Youths
City of Rialto – Healthy Rialto
First Break Academy – RAMP Tennis
Grassroots Junior Tennis, Inc.
Joy of Athletics Foundation, Inc. / The Dance of Tennis Program
Kern Community Tennis Association
Mariners Church
Morningside Monarch Alumni Association
Morongo Basin Tennis Association
Mountain View Sports & Racquet Club
Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program
Ojai Valley Tennis Club Inc.
One All Tennis Association, Inc.
Orange County Community Tennis Association
Orange County Top Tennis
Pasadena Tennis Association, Inc.
Pete Brown Scholarship Fund
Semurana Tennis Association
Tennis Patrons Association of Santa Barbara
Tierransanta Tennis Club of San Diego
West Coast Beach Tennis, Inc.
West Coast Wheelchair Tennis Association
Youth Tennis San Diego

Mark Winters

Look for a fresh examination of tennis topics at “Mark Thoughts”.

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2015 SCTA CTA Partnership Grant http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/2015-scta-cta-partnership-grant/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/2015-scta-cta-partnership-grant/#respond Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:47:54 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=823 Read more »]]> USTAFYIG_SoCal400The CTA Partnership Grant is offered each year to all registered CTAs in Southern California. The intention of this funding program is to help CTAs strengthen their organization, and to support them in growing tennis through partnerships and programming.

The Southern California Tennis Association CTA Partnership Grant includes:

  1. Description of the SCTA CTA Partnership Grant Instructions
  2. Application – Please use the forms provided.
  3. Budget Summary for proposed program – Please use the form provided.
    In addition – Please attach a 2015 Organizational Budget for your organization.
  4. You may submit one application per organization.
  5. The sponsoring organization or program must be or become a USTA Organizational member prior to receiving funding. Call USTA membership at 800/990-USTA or visit www.usta.com to join today!
  6.  Grant recipients should expect unannounced on-site visits by a grant evaluator and must return an accountability report.
  7.  Grant recipients are required to attend the annual SCTA Community Development Workshop.

Get the 2015 SCTA CTA Partnership Grant application and more information.

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