USTA/Midwest Foundation Grants

 

Established in 1992, the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation Inc. (USTA/MTEF) is currently dedicated to supporting youth tennis programs, activities, and individuals throughout the USTA/Midwest Section.  As the charitable and philanthropic entity of the USTA/Midwest Section, USTA/MTEF has expanded its mission to support programs for adult populations including Adaptive Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis and Veterans with disabilities.

 

USTA/MTEF accepts applications for grants that fall within the scope of its mission.  Applications are evaluated by the USTA/MTEF Grant and Scholarship Review Committee and final decisions on funding are made by this committee  Individuals funded by  USTA/MTEF must be current USTA members and reside within the USTA/Midwest Section that includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as designated counties in Kentucky and West Virginia.  To be considered for a grant, players may not have any suspension points or other penalties imposed by the Tournament Committee or other administrative body.   

 

USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation Individual Grant

 

Grants are offered to junior tennis players of all tennis abilities, and these factors are considered when evaluating applications: age, standings, annual improvement, number events played, academic performance, income/financial need, other resources available, and good sportsmanship.

 

The deadline to apply for a USTA/MTEF individual grant is January 2, April 1, July 1 and October 1 each year (please select only one deadline to apply).  Applications must be postmarked by these specified deadline dates. Since January 1 is a legal holiday the application may be postmarked on the first business day which is January 2.  The application may also be emailed or faxed, and would need to be submitted no later than January 2, April 1, July 1 or October 1.

USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation Program Grant

 

Grants are provided to community based youth tennis programs, schools needing equipment to teach students tennis in their physical education classes, and more.  A current USTA Organization membership is a requirement to apply for a USTA/MTEF program grant.  Grants are also provided to community based adult tennis programs that service Wheelchair Tennis, Adaptive Tennis, and Veterans with disabilities.

 

The deadline to apply for a USTA/MTEF program grant is January 2, April 1, July 1 and October 1 each year (please select only one deadline to apply).  Applications must be postmarked by these specified deadline dates. Since January 1 is a legal holiday the application may be postmarked on the first business day which is January 2.  The application may also be emailed or faxed, and would need to be submitted no later than January 2, April 1, July 1 or October 1.

Dorothy Kohl Future Star Achievement Award

 

This award will be provided to female players who are competing in Girls' 14, 16 and/or 18 age divisions at the national level, ITF level, and/or professional level.  Funding will be provided to pay for tournament and player development expenses which include airfare, lodging, entry fees, meals, and coaching.

 

The deadlines to apply for the Dorothy Kohl award are April 1 and July 1 each year (please select one deadline to apply) unless all funding is awarded for the April 1 deadline.  Applications must be postmarked by these specified deadline dates.  The application may also be emailed or faxed, and would need to be submitted no later than April 1 or July 1.

Robert P & Barbara D Harris Community Tennis Grant

 

This award will be provided to organizations seeking to start or expand tennis programming in their community.  Funding will be provided to develop instructional programs, organize league play for players of all ages, ability and populations, create tournament play, or anything that encourages long term growth of tennis programming in the community.  Please read more about the Harris family history under our news feed. 

 

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Harris grant is July 31.    

EntouRaj for Kids Junior Tennis Grant

 

This award will be provided to one junior player who is between 14 and 18 years of age competing in USTA and USTA/Midwest Section tournaments.  Funding will be provided to pay for tournament and player development expenses which include airfare, lodging, entry fees, meals, and coaching.

 

The deadline to apply for the EntouRaj for Kids grant has been extended to July 1.  The application must be postmarked by this specified deadline date. The application may also be emailed or faxed, and would need to be submitted no later than July 1.

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