Foundation / Corporation
United States Tennis Association (USTA) Wyoming
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#: 162976
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
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.
The deadline for submitting grant applications is November 1st.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mario Ibarra, Executive Director
Wyoming Tennis Association
P. O. Box 1247
Laramie, WY 82073