USTA North Carolina's Raise The Net!
Since 2012, USTA North Carolina has partnered with USTA to deliver over $500,000 in funding for new and existing facilities.
Your first stop along the way is to read the information on the USTA Tennis Venue Services page. The USTA is back in the grants business and changing the name to Tennis Venue Services. Once you read through the information and see that the program can help you, you will want to fill out the USTA Facility Assistance form. Once your form has been submitted, you will be contacted by a USTA Facility Consultant. She will guide you through the next steps. Please keep Kelly Gaines in the loop.
As a part of the overall Facility Assistance, both USTA Southern and USTA North Carolina offer grant assistance as well. We work hand in hand with the USTA consultant once they sign off on your plan, our two organizations can add to the grant total.
To secure USTA Southern funding please fill out the Build It Forward grant form.
To secure USTA North Carolina funding please fill out the Raise the Net grant form.
Please click here to see grant possibilities from USTA, USTA Southern, and USTA North Carolina.
You will not receive a grant amount till all the technical review has been completed and USTA has signed off. You will receive letters from each entity to which you apply. The total makes up your total award.
USTA Southern Policy on Lines on Tennis Courts
With the recent USTA National statement of guidance for parks and recreation facilities on tennis and pickleball, please note the current policy in place for events in the USTA Southern Section remains:
“Tennis courts eligible for USTA Southern sanctioned competition, including junior and adult tournaments and league, must contain only lines prescribed by the ITF Rules of Tennis, as set out in the USTA Handbook of Tennis Rules and Regulations.”
Courts that include both tennis AND pickleball lines are not eligible to host sanctioned events/play in the Southern Section. We will continue to explore options to collaborate with facilities and providers who wish to offer pickleball and help advocate for the construction of separate pickleball facilities.
As you move through the process, you will be asked to create a plan for play and use of your courts. Here are some examples that can put your facility on the pathway for tennis!