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8105 Exchange Drive
Austin, TX 78754
512.443.1334 (Phone)
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USTA Texas Grants

Fact Sheet and Application Guidelines

The USTA Texas Section offers support to Community Tennis Associations as well as other organizations dedicated to growing tennis in Texas. Eligible organizations may receive financial and/or equipment assistance. 


Grant Writing Tips & Helpful Hints click here

For diversity and inclusion grants click here



USTA Texas Public Facility Funding Grant

This is a matching grant program with funding ranging from $2,500 - $10,000. For more information, contact Mike Carter at mcarter@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334 ext. 206.

2017 Application: Coming Soon



USTA Texas Camps (Attend the Tennis Camp of Your Dreams)

Each year various tennis camps across the state participate in our week-long scholarship program.  This program is open to all Texas section members 18 years of age and under, who will not be entering college. Scholarship winners are matched with a camp.  The scholarship is for players who may not otherwise be able to attend a summer tennis camp. Proof of financial need is required.

The deadline for 2017 is April 14 at 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Veronica Nicholls at nicholls@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334, ext. 215. 

Download Application: PDF

CTA Start-Up Grant

For communities interested in starting a community tennis association. Funds can be used for general start-up costs: postage, supplies, advertising, kick-off event, incorporation fees, etc. Range: $250 - $1,000. No deadline. Contact Mike Carter at mcarter@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334 ext. 206.

Application: Word


2017 CTA Capacity Building Grant (Formerly the CTA Partnership Grant)

For all registered & approved CTAs. This grant is designed to support annual CTA operations including increasing participation in community tennis programs, enriching existing programs and strengthening CTA in areas of promotion, partnerships, fundraising and volunteer management. Range: $500-$7,500. The deadline for the 2017 CTA Capacity Building Grant has passed. All partnership grants applicants must fill out a CTA Health Index and be actively participating in the development of your CTA based on the Health Index findings. 

Capacity Building Grant guidelines 

Grow the Game

To help fund communities that want to grow the game. Any program idea that a coach, city parks department, pro, club, CTA, or service organization may have to bring more players into the game of tennis is welcome! (National Junior Tennis League start-up grants, Special Populations grants and USA Tennis grants are included in the Grow the Game Grant.). 

Download 2017 GTG application here - Word

Ongoing program, no deadline. Contact Mike Carter at mcarter@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334 ext. 208.

2017 Texas Diversity Grant
The Texas Diversity Grant provides players with financial assistance to prepare for and participate in tournament play. The grant is open to Texas players of all levels between the ages of 6-18. Grant awards range from $300-$1,000. Grant recipients serve as positive examples to their peers and as leaders in their communities.

The 2017 application process has closed. Applications for 2018 will be available in November.


2017 Diverse Events Grant
The Diverse Events Grant Program is designed to incentivize Community Tennis Associations and other local partners to reach diverse audiences in their community by promoting tennis at a local cultural event or festival of their choosing. Examples might include a Hispanic Heritage festival, Juneteenth celebration, or LGBT Pride event. 4 to 5 grants, up to $500 each, will be awarded. Deadline is on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available. Grant requests should be submitted two weeks prior to event date, at a minimum.


Download the Application - Word document


2017 Hispanic Engagement Grant
The Hispanic Engagement Grant program supports local efforts to attract new Hispanic individuals/groups to tennis, such as junior or adult players, volunteers, strategic partners, officials, coaches, or others identified by the grant seeker. Two grants ranging from $2,000-$3,000 will be awarded. Deadline is on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available.  Grant requests should be submitted two weeks prior to program start date, at a minimum.
Note: requests to support supplement aids (ball machines, tennis ball baskets), traditional tennis nets and windscreens, instructor stipends exceeding $30/hour, event decorations and entertainment, and one-day events without a follow-up plan are not supported.  
Download the Application - Word document


2017 Hispanic Outreach Coordinator

USTA Texas offers a matching grant, up to $7,500, to one Community Tennis Association for a Hispanic Outreach Coordinator. The Coordinator is a part of the CTA staff and will work closely with their respective USTA Texas Field Representative and USTA Texas Diversity & Inclusion staff. The Coordinator’s primary goal is to increase the awareness of tennis in the Hispanic community and transition these interested individuals into new/existing programming, volunteer roles, or other tennis activities as outlined by the CTA.

Download the Application - Word document


Tournament Schedule Events or ITF Texas Tennis and Education Foundation Junior Competitive Player Travel Reimbursement Grant

The purpose of this grant is to assist competitive junior players with their travel expenses to National Junior Tournament events or ITF schedule events.  Any player may submit an application for this travel expense reimbursement grant associated with national events. For more information click here


2017 Athletic Trainer Matching Grant

The USTA Texas Section Sports Science Committee is pleased to once again offer you an opportunity to improve your tournaments via the 2017 Athletic Trainer Matching Grant. The presence of an athletic trainer at tennis tournaments is becoming increasingly more important at all levels. This grant is to assist tournaments in covering half of the cost of having a trainer present at a tournament. In addition to providing help for injuries, athletic trainers can be used as an educational tool with regards to injury prevention, hydration and nutrition. The application deadline for the 2017 Athletic Trainer Matching Grant is Tuesday, February 7. If you have tournaments in January and/or February, they will be taken into consideration before the deadline. For more information or questions contact Reid Fenning at rfenning@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334 ext. 211.

Download Application: PDF




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