USTA Foundation Marks 30th Anniversary With Bold Commitments, New Campaign

June 18, 2024

PURCHASE, N.Y., June 18, 2024 – The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), announced its plans to increase its impact in under-resourced communities by 30 percent and reach nearly 200,000 youth nationwide by 2026. The Foundation announces this growth plan to launch its 30-All Campaign, a special effort to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary and raise $30 million to help support its mission to bring tennis and education together to change lives.

The USTA Foundation helps support more than 250 community-based organizations across the United States that are a part of its flagship National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network. This network, created in 1969 by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, along with Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder, provides youth from under-resourced communities with more equitable access to tennis, education, and life skills development to help prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of life.

The USTA Foundation provides NJTL chapters and student-athletes with grants, scholarships, access to career and college readiness programs, and other enrichment opportunities to help them achieve their goals. Over the next three years, the USTA Foundation plans to expand its impact across the country in several key areas, including contributing funds to help resurface at least 200 tennis courts in communities of need, providing graduating seniors with access to over $3 million in scholarships, and helping NJTL chapters increase their participation to reach 200,000 youth, including doubling the number of adolescents in USTA Foundation programs.

Founded in 1994, the USTA Foundation’s mission is to use the powerful combination of tennis and education to change lives. For three decades, the USTA Foundation has helped to make tennis more inclusive and accessible to youth, regardless of race, gender, or economic circumstance.

“The USTA Foundation’s impact is not just measured in numbers, but in the countless stories of youth who have found a path to success through tennis and education,” said Chris Evert, 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and USTA Foundation Board Chair. “The 30-All Campaign goes far beyond raising funds; it’s about raising hopes, aspirations, and opportunities for young people across the country. I’m confident that we will continue to create a legacy of impact, empowerment, and positive change for future generations.”

“We are incredibly proud of the impact we’ve been able to make over the last 30 years, but we know that there is more work to be done,” said USTA Foundation CEO Ginny Ehrlich. “This campaign is a commitment to the future – a future where every young person can thrive no matter who they are or where they are from. We look forward to continuing our mission to use tennis and education to unlock potential, nurture dreams, and build leaders for tomorrow.”

Along with the 30-All Campaign, the USTA Foundation plans to celebrate its 30-year anniversary throughout the remainder of the year with special events and curated editorial and social media content. To learn more about the USTA Foundation, its NJTL network, and ways to get involved, please visit and follow @USTAFoundation on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.