USTA Southwest
Community Tennis
Program Grants

FINAL GRANT CYCLE FOR 2019!
The final cycle to apply for the $1,000 Innovative grant is coming soon. All other grant opportunities are open through the rest of the year.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2019
Innovative Program Grants $1,000
Who: USTA Southwest Member Organizations. Applicants are those who are starting a brand new tennis program and willing to commit to a detailed proposal for funding, including a complete program description and budget. 
 
What: Grants to start new, innovative tennis programs up to $1,000.

When: Deadlines are January 15 , April 15 , and August 15 of each year
(noon AZ time). First come, first serve basis. 
 
Requirements:
  • Register program with Net Generation, on Tennis Link, or where applicable
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from local USTA Tennis Service Representative
  • Must be a USTA Southwest Member Organization
 
Start Up/Expansion Grants: $500
Who: USTA Southwest Member Organizations. Applicants are those who quickly need funding to start or expand their program within 6 weeks .
 
What: Grants for up to $250 with matching funds required.

When: Rolling application deadline; organizations can apply at any time.  
First come, first serve basis. Any funds awarded will be sent within 10 days of USTA Southwest approval. Applications will be reviewed within one week of submission. 

Requirements:
  • Register program with Net Generation, on Tennis Link, or where applicable
  • Matching funds either from a USTA District, the organization itself, an outside source, or fundraising efforts
  • A letter of recommendation is not required for this type of grant.
  • Must be a USTA Southwest Member Organization
Adult Education & Development Scholarship  
Who: Certified USPTA or PTR Teaching Pros, NJTL Directors, Wheelchair Tennis Instructors, PE Teachers, and Net Generation Community Providers. Applicants who are seeking assistance to attend a tennis industry workshop or training
(ex: USTA, USPTA, PTR, NJTL Regional workshop, etc.).

 
What: Scholarships up to $600 to attend a tennis industry workshop or training. 

When: Rolling application deadline; organizations can apply at any time.  
First come, first serve basis. Any funds awarded will be sent within 10 days of USTA Southwest approval. Applications will be reviewed within one week of submission. 

Requirements:
  • Must be a USTA Member and program must be registered with Net Generation where applicable
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from local USTA Tennis Service Representative Teaching tennis must be the primary source of income for USPTA/PTR Professionals
Equipment Package  
Who: A basic package for organizations who need new or replacement equipment for their program 
 
What: 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. 
 
When: Rolling application deadline; organizations can apply at any time.  
First come, first serve basis. Any funds awarded will be sent within 10 days of USTA Southwest approval. Applications will be reviewed within one week of submission. 

Requirements:
  • Register program with Net Generation, on Tennis Link, or where applicable
  • A letter of recommendation is not required for this type of grant.
  • Organization must be a USTA Southwest Member Organization.
  • Limit to 2 packages per organization per calendar year. Programs can only apply for one package at a time
You can start the application here:
TSR Contacts:
For Letter of Recommendation
Northern Arizona - Sterling Fetty
tsr@ustanaz.com

Central Arizona - Matt Gleason
director@phoenixtennis.com

Southern Arizona - Renee Lopez
saztaut@gmail.com

Northern New Mexico - Colleen Ramnath
nnmtaprograms@gmail.com

Southern New Mexico - Michael Igoche
mikedaniels89@icloud.com

Greater El Paso Area - Rhonda Letz
geptatsr@gmail.com

USTA Southwest Contact:

Ashley Portwood
portwood@southwest.usta.com
(480) 289-2351 x104
 
Please note:
Neither of these program grants are for in-school PE programs.

If you are a school looking for equipment for PE tennis,
please contact Jackie Marx at marx@southwest.usta.com
for the 2018 USTA School Tennis Equipment Promotion

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