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Need Help with Junior Tennis Costs?

There are multiple player grants to help junior tennis players move along with their junior development process.

USTA Grants

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


USTA Southern Section Grants

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. 
Staff contacts-Denise Tucci and Bill Ozaki;  Volunteer contact-Eleanora Mauritson.


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. 
Staff contact-Denise Tucci;   Volunteer contact-Eleanora Mauritson.


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. 
Staff contact-Yasmine Osborn;  Volunteer contact-Ted Reese.


Grant forms for these grants can be found at:


North Carolina Tennis Foundation Grants

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.

Category I

Junior Tournament Development Scholarships
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Total Available: $4,000

This grant is for developmental scholarships which provide lower income and middle class families money to supplement travel and playing expenses. This grant shall go towards tournament expenses and travel for a player who exhibits the intent for a state ranking or higher. A family income must not exceed $99,000 in order to be eligible for this grant.

Category ll

New Programs, Outreach and Inclusion & Adaptive Programming
Deadline: April 7, 2014 (notification not before May 1, 2014)
Total Available: $3,000

This grant is intended for new and/or pilot programs in the areas of Outreach & Inclusive programs and adaptive programs (such as Special Olympics, Wheelchair, and Special Pops) that need further funding to grow and mature. The programs do not need to be USTA programs, but should be used to promote and develop tennis.

Category III

Camp Scholarships
Deadline: April 7, 2014 (Notification not before May 1, 2014)
Total Available: $2,500

North Carolina is blessed to have quite a few summer tennis camps. The cost can be quite steep, but the rewards and experience are priceless. This category would help in granting camp scholarship to qualifying players. Due to new NCAA regulations there will be age restrictions on these recipients