USTA Awards Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants
January 18, 2018
ORLANDO, FLA. (Jan. 18, 2018)- The USTA announced that it is awarding $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants to 17 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport of tennis to help build stronger, healthier communities. The first USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants were awarded in 2008 and since then, the USTA has given more than $500,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country.
Grant amounts were based on each program’s existing budget, as well as the future programming needs of the organization. Recipients can use the award to meet the USTA’s grant initiatives including coaching, court time, equipment, recruitment and events (tournaments, camps, etc.).
“Wheelchair tennis continues to grow in stature and popularity in the United States and the USTA is proud to award these grants to deserving wheelchair tennis organizations in recognition of their commitment in promoting and growing the sport,” said Joanne Wallen, USTA Director, Adult Individual Play & Wheelchair Tennis. “These organizations positively impact wheelchair tennis, and we know that these grants will be a part of a continued effort in expanding programs that support the wheelchair community through tennis and foster growth and success in players.”
The USTA grants are being awarded to the following organizations:
Organizations that are interested in starting a wheelchair tennis program or would like more information about wheelchair tennis can email [email protected].