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Schools, 10 and Under and D&I Program Grant

Grants to Wyoming Schools, Clubs, Organizations,
and Coaches to Provide Youth Tennis Programs

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United States Tennis Association (USTA) Wyoming

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Grants to Wyoming schools, after-school providers, tennis clubs and associations, organizations, and coaches to enhance youth tennis opportunities. Funding is available for equipment purchase, after-school programs, events, and tournaments. Grants may be requested under the following categories:

10 Under Play Day:

Play Days are non-elimination tennis play formats (round robin) that provide a safe, fun experience for kids to further develop their skills through tennis match play. Play Days are 1-day events for 2 – 3 hours in length with on-court, informal tennis matches). USTA does expect that most matches will be played on 36’ courts inside a gym and not on an outside 78’ tennis court. The use of the appropriate 10 and Under Tennis Equipment is expected.

Play Day Requirements: 1) Must register the Play Day, a minimum of 15 days in advance, on the USTA Website (USTA WY will send you the registration information), 2) Strive to have a minimum of 10 participants, 3) Register all 10 and Under Play Day participants for the USTA “free” membership.

10 Under Kids Tennis Club:

Kids Tennis Clubs are typically “after-school” type programs run by elementary schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, or Parks and Recreational (P&R) in gyms. Programs like Lunch Time Tennis conducted during lunch recess are also considered Kids Tennis Clubs. Kids Tennis Clubs typically meet 1-2 times per week for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Kids Tennis Club Requirements: 1) Must register the Kids Tennis Club on the USTA Website (USTA WY will send you registration information), 2) Strive to have a minimum of 10 participants, 3) Register 10 and Under participants for the USTA “free” membership. 4) Run a minimum of two (2) four week sessions.

10 Under Junior Team Tennis (JTT):

Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is a more formal program of team tennis matches. These can be conducted on public courts, at private clubs, in a gym (school or Parks and Recreation) on 36’ courts. Registration is required on Tennis Link (USTA WY will help you with Tennis Link Registration). A minimum of six (6) matches must be held. Funding can be used for awards, prizes, staffing, court costs and TennisLink registration ($3/player).

Junior Team Tennis Requirements: 1) Register all players on TennisLink (USTA WY will help with registrations), 2) Players must be USTA members (free membership for 10 and under), 3) Strive for a minimum of 12 players participating.

USTA 10 Under Sanctioned Tournament:

USTA 10 Under Sanctioned Tournament Requirements: 1) Register tournament through the USTA Sanctioning Form, 2) Tournament must be “entry level” and a non-elimination format (round robin or compass draws.

NJTL Chapter (National Junior Tennis and Learning):

NJTL Chapters are year-round programs that offer both tennis and some form of education component (homework assistance, tutoring, ACE, First Serve Lifeskills, etc). NJTL Chapter must register as KTC, offer a minimum of 5 PlayDays per year, and register all 10 Under participants for the free USTA membership.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162976

Estimated Size of Grant:

WYOTA financial support is limited to the maximum amounts listed below:
-10 Under Play Day: $250
-10 Under Kids Tennis Club: $250
-10 Under Junior Team Tennis (JTT): $250
-USTA 10 Under Sanctioned Tournament: $250
-NJTL Chapter (National Junior Tennis and Learning): $500 - $1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

USTA WY has grant funding available to support your youth tennis programs. If you are a school, parks and recreation, after-school provider, community tennis association, tennis club, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Special Olympics coach, or anyone else that is working with youth, you are welcome to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting grant applications is November 1st.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mario Ibarra, Executive Director
(307) 742-0892

Wyoming Tennis Association
P. O. Box 1247
Laramie, WY 82073

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming