USTA Blended Line Grant For Southern California Available Through 2019

One of the best ways to promote Net Generation Red, Orange and Green Youth Tennis at your club, park, facility or school is to have Blended Lines painted on your courts or school playground.

The USTA is happy to once again partner with you and your community to help get more kids and families playing tennis. This year in Southern California, there is a Blended Line Grant that will cover ALL of your costs.

So how do you add 36- and 60-foot courts to your facility or school to promote Net Generation tennis at the grassroots level? It’s easy. Here’s how to get started.

First decide on the program you want to implement. There are three distinct line grants you can take advantage of to get started today. For each of these grants, the application process and reimbursement process are the same.

  1. Line Grant (for lines on existing tennis courts)
  • USTA National contribution: Up to 100 percent of total project cost ($400 per court and $5,000 maximum).
  • To be eligible, a facility must be willing to paint blended lines on a minimum of two 78′ tennis courts.
  1. Playground Line Grant
  • For painting 36′ and 60′ tennis lines on playgrounds, parking lots and other flat surfaces.
  • USTA National contribution: Up to 100 percent of total project cost ($400 per court and $5,000 maximum).
  • To be eligible for the Playground Line Grant, a community must be willing to paint three courts. Communities that paint lines for less than three courts will be provided with detailed concept plans and instructions on how to line a blacktop surface with the help of volunteers or school personnel, but will not be eligible for financial assistance..

  1. Collegiate Blended Line Grant
  • The USTA will contribute 100 percent toward the investment a college tennis facility makes to paint blended tennis lines on its courts (capped at $5,000).
  • To be eligible for the Collegiate Blended Line Grant, a college facility must be willing to line a minimum of two 78′ tennis courts.

Line Grants Application Process

  1. Complete a USTA Facility Assistance Form. When completing this form, be sure to check “36 and 60 Foot Lines” in Question #4.
  2. A USTA National Line Grant representative will contact you to learn more about your project and request additional information.
  3. Once all items are received and reviewed by the USTA, the USTA will return a concept plan and contractor specifications as well as issue a USTA Approval Letter so you can get started with your project.
  4. Upon project completion, you will need to send a copy of the contractor’s final invoice and final photos to the USTA. Once the USTA receives this information and verifies the lines have been properly painted, a reimbursement check will be released for the amount indicated on the USTA Approval Letter.

To access the Facility Resources for 36’ and 60’ Court, Click Here.

All Line Grants are awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis. If awarded a Line Grant, funding will be held for up to 60 days after initial approval by the USTA. Failure to complete the project within 60 days may result in funds being released to other communities. All projects must be approved by the USTA to be eligible for a Line Grant.

Contractor Resources – Tech Specs

To view a complete array of technical specifications for 78′ courts with blended lines, permanent 36′ and 60′ courts, striping plans and more., visit our Resources and Tools page and click on Facilities.

For any questions in Southern California, please contact your local Tennis Service Representative or TSR. To view the TSR Map for Southern California, Click Here.

For more information on your Southern California Tennis Representatives:

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