Through the process of growing tennis community wide, many questions have come about by volunteers regarding how to start a CTA, how to start/run USA Tennis Programs, how to look for a grant, how to write a grant, how to market and promote tennis events, how to apply for incorporation and many more issues that are associated with running a successful CTA.
In order to provide assistance to the CTAs throughout NC, "North Carolina's Community Tennis Association (CTA) Mentoring Program" has been created. This program will match people from local communities with "know how" or expertise in certain areas (Mentors), with people who are looking for help in the implementation, growth and/or development of any facet of a CTA. Mentors that have had experience in their own communities can help educate others on what it was like to go through similar experiences and how to successfully set up a program or devise a structure for success.
Mentoring is available for, but not limited to the following categories: USA Tennis Programs (USA NJTL, USA Team Tennis for Youth, Colleges or Adults), Publicity (Advertising, Promotions or Public Relations), Grants (What's available, NCTA, STA, USTA or Grant Writing), Tournaments, Fundraisers, or Carnivals. If you are interested in having a mentor contact you, click here: Need A Mentor? (20K PDF File)
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, you can sign up to volunteer your experience/advice to others. Someone that wishes to be mentored in one area might be the ideal candidate to be a mentor for a CTA in another category. We are looking for help from people who were or are currently involved with Community Tennis Associations and who are willing to come forward and help get this valuable program up and running. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, click here: Be A Mentor! (20K PDF File)
In short, "Mentoring is so important to success because it can broaden your horizons and introduce you to a new world." Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Medalist
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Franklin at 336-852-8577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC's Community Tennis Association (CTA) Mentoring Program