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 2016.
Junior Tournament Development Scholarships
Application and deadline later this summer
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.
New Programs, Outreach and Inclusion & Adaptive Programming
Deadline: April 18, 2016 (notification not before May 1, 2016)
Total Available: $3,000
Click here for the application: https://form.jotform.com/60455504434956
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.
Deadline: April 18, 2016 (Notification not before May 1, 2016)
Total Available: $2,500
For application click here: https://form.jotform.com/50554504549962
North Carolina is blessed to have quite a few summer college 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.