NAZ 2021 July Newsletter
July 2021 Newsletter
NAZ Junior Tennis Championships 2021
On June 5th and 6th, USTA NAZ was excited to host the first annual Northern Arizona Junior Tennis Championship at Yavapai College Tennis Center! This event featured the top 15 junior tennis players from NAZ that were available to compete against each other. The weekend consisted of pool play and bracket play to determine the 1st annual junior tennis champion!

For the full list of results, pictures, and article, please click the button below!
NAZ League Newsletter
PATA L6 Junior Tournament
Last month, PATA hosted our first event of the 2021 Summer Circuit! The event featured 68 juniors from all across Arizona and Nevada. There were 85 total matches and draws for boys and girls in 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's. There will be 3 more tournaments in this circuit. The following dates are:
July 17th
August 21st
September 18th

For more information and to register for events, please click the button below! 

Tennis Growth Article
Tennis participation in the U.S. increased by 22% in 2020, with 21.64 million people hitting the courts, according to recent data from the Physical Activity Council’s Participation (PAC) report produced by Sports Marketing Surveys. The survey and report monitor more than 120 different sports and activities participated in by Americans.
Of the more than 21 million Americans saying they played tennis last year, 6.78 million were either new or returning/lapsed players. Nearly 3 million of those were first-time players, a 44% increase over new players in 2019. Additionally, the 3.82 million Americans who returned to the sport after time away was a 40% increase over the same measure in 2019.

For the full article, please click the button below!

Tennis Champions Wanted
USTA National is looking for around 500 people from across the country to become 'Tennis Champions' and we'd definitely like to have some great NAZ representation in this effort.

This is a program where they are looking for our most ENTHUSIASTIC, SPIRITED tennis types, someone willing to connect their friend networks to tennis happenings or information.  


Passionate, tennis-loving Adults 18+ willing to do monthly challenges that will essentially be advocacy efforts to get others in the game or see your love for tennis.
(Some of these digital/social media type challenges and some actual things like dropping off flyers, hosting a tennis social with your friends, things along those lines)

The challenges require digital and in-person tasks, including: 
  • Connector Challenges, designed to encourage Tennis Champions to connect their social circle and community groups to tennis.
  • Community Challenges, where Tennis Champions help their community experience tennis at local venues. 
  • Communicator Challenges, where Tennis Champions share local tennis information digitally and physically throughout their communities.

For more information and to apply, please click the link below!
Community Tennis Grants
Innovative Program Grant:
Organizations can apply for up to $1,000. 

Start-Up/Expansion Grant: 
Organizations can apply for up to $250 in matching funds. 
 Please note that neither of these grants is for in-school PE programs. If you are a school looking for equipment for PE tennis, please contact Kelsey Richman at
Programs will be capped at $2,000 per calendar year.

Adult Education and Development Scholarship:
Scholarships for certified USPTA or PTR Teaching Pros, NJTL Directors, Wheelchair Tennis Instructors, PE Teachers, and Net Generation Community Providers for up to $600 to attend a tennis industry workshop or training, either in person or virtual. 

Equipment Package: 
Equipment valued up to $300. Red Ball, Orange Ball, Green Ball, or Yellow Ball Equipment Package ordered by USTA Southwest. Equipment will include a case of balls, 12 racquets, and a mini-net. These can be used for organizations who need new or replacement equipment for their program. 

All grants are offered year round. Please click the button below for more information and to apply!
Grow the Game Grant