The following open-deadline grant opportunities are available to registered CTAs. Grant requests must be submitted at least one month prior to the date the activity is scheduled to occur. Activities must be initiated during the calendar year in which the grant is requested. Grant requests may be up to $1,000.00, unless otherwise indicated. A maximum amount of $15.00 per projected participant may be applied. An Accountability Form must be completed within 30 days after the completion of a program, project and/or receipt of Operations Grant.
1. Grant applicant must be a NC USTA Organizational Member to apply.
2. All Grant requests are to be made using the application forms listed below the grant.
League Materials Marketing Grant
Grant Requests should be made in conjunction with all local league coordinators in your area or your local NC Community Tennis Association (CTA). Checks will go through your CTA. This marketing grant is a maximum of $500. If grant is approved, please send receipts for ALL related purchases to Renee Hicks Walker.
Youth Equipment Grant
This grant is available to approved tennis providers and organizations that are offering youth programming using the ROGY progression where the following scaled-down components are combined - court size, net height, appropriate ball, appropriately sized racquets for each age, and scoring format. make sure to add all the relevant details you want to share with site visitors.
Start-up or expansion of junior instructional and match play programs, such as:
USTA Jr. Team Tennis
School/after school tennis programs
Start-up or expansion of adult and senior instructional and match play programs. Start-up or expansion of wheelchair, or special populations, instructional and match play programs.
Parks & Recreation Grant
Grants are available to City/County Park and Recreation Departments through their local CTA. (Exceptions may be granted for organizations that do not have a CTA in their community.)
Supporting start-up or expansion of programs conducted at city/county Park and Recreation facilities, for youth/adults/seniors that provide instruction and match play opportunity, including league play.
Diversity & Inclusion Grant
Grants are also available to NJTL Programs and City/County Park and Recreation Departments through their local CTA. (Exceptions may be granted for organizations that do not have a CTA in their community.) Grants are to be used for special events or programs seeking to promote tennis to underserved populations. Funds may be used for costs incurred for marketing and promotion, instructors, translators, etc. Funds may also be used to host an NJTL Regional Rally.
Out of the Box Grant
To be used for new and innovative ideas to create exposure of participant to tennis. Request must indicate how funds will lead to the start-up/expansion of tennis programs in the local community.