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Red Ball Tennis Initiative

USTA North Carolina is looking for providers to 

expand upon or run new programming using modified equipment for adults. 

This could be a program that is done on tennis courts, pickleball courts, or even a parking lot!


This could be a social program or competitive. If you are looking for some ideas make sure to check out this document for examples.


There is also “Short Court Tennis” that USTA National is providing additional funds for. 

You can find more info on that here.


There are a wide variety of things that could be done. Please review the requirements below to receive assistance: 

  • Program using modified equipment for adults

  • A session that occurs at least 4 times

  • Must submit your proposal AT Least one month prior to your program start date

  • Must submit your program using the programming module in Serve Tennis

  • Must invite USTA NC staff (Nick Baxendell - as an admin to the organization

If you are interested in becoming a provider or finding more information on what assistance could look like for Red Ball Tennis, make sure to fill out this form to request assistance and to review the requirements. For questions, please reach out to

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