There are multiple player grants to help junior tennis players move along with their junior development process.
USTA Serves awards programs offer grants twice a year to programs that support at-risk youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character and strive for academic excellence. The next deadline to apply for a grant is October 17, 2014. (Applications available at www.ustaserves.com)
Player Grants: Generally a $1,000 grant provided to players competing in the 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U with a sectional standing of top 100. An additional $1,000 is available to players participating in national championship tournaments and events. Family income must the $99,000 or less.
Player Grants to State Foundations: $1,000 to $2,000 in matching funds are available to each state foundation to provide grants to players from your state ranked outside the top 100 in the south.
College Scholarships: Two $2,000 college scholarships for incoming freshman this fall. Players must apply for the USTA Serves Scholarships and provide additional information to Southern on request to be eligible.
Grant forms for these grants can be found at:
Concluding in 2006, the NC Tennis Foundation completed a capital campaign raising over $1.7 million. A portion of that money went to help create a new NC Tennis Hall of Fame which opened at the Harold T. and Mildred F. Southern North Carolina Tennis Center in 2008.
A main focus of the campaign was to create the NC Tennis Foundation Emily H. Preyer Family Endowment Fund. At this time, the NC Tennis Foundation is prepared to begin offering grants from the endowment or gift fund. (Endowment/Gift Fund Policies)
There will be a total of $11,000 given out in three categories of grants for 2014.
Junior Tournament Development Scholarships
New Programs, Outreach and Inclusion & Adaptive Programming
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