grants


The foundation supports four different grant programs.




With the exception of the Junior Camp Scholarship, the deadline is rolling. All applications are submitted online, and decisions are made within 30 days after the application is fully submitted. 

junior player assistance grant


The foundation provides awards of $500 each to junior players to encourage athletes who compete in the USTA tournament structure.

    criteria for selection:


    Family income must be $99,000 or less for a family of four (or equivalent for larger families)

    Good Sportsmanship

    Participate in Tennessee and Southern team events and in Tennessee Qualifer events

    100 percent commitment to the junior competitive tournament structure

    Participate in publicity and recognition

    Open to athletes in the 18, 16, 14, and 12 and Under age divisions

    Southern Ranking of Top 500

    Acceptable expenses include fuel, hotel meals and tournament entry fees


    The grant information sheet and application are short, simple and can be completed online.http://form.jotform.us/form/51502849348157

      junior camp scholarships


      The foundation funds two Tennessee juniors to attend a weeklong residential tennis camp at Sewanee, to encourage participation in the USTA tournament structure. This is a great way for coaches and providers to encourage talented players (new and advanced) to pursue competitive tennis. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

        criteria for selection:


        Family income must be $99,000 or less for a family of four (or equivalent for larger families)

        Good Sportsmanship

        Participate in Tennessee and Southern team events and in Tennessee Qualifer events

        100 percent commitment to the junior competitive tournament structure

        Participate in publicity and recognition

        Open to athletes in the 18, 16, 14, and 12 and Under age divisions

        Southern Ranking of Top 500


        The grant information sheet and application are short, simple and can be completed online.  http://form.jotform.com/80284924022149

          junior player assistance grant


          The foundation provides awards of $500 each to junior players to encourage athletes who compete in the USTA tournament structure.

            criteria for selection:


            Family income must be $99,000 or less for a family of four (or equivalent for larger families)

            Good Sportsmanship

            Participate in Tennessee and Southern team events and in Tennessee Qualifer events

            100 percent commitment to the junior competitive tournament structure

            Participate in publicity and recognition

            Open to athletes in the 18, 16, 14, and 12 and Under age divisions

            Southern Ranking of Top 500

            Acceptable expenses include fuel, hotel meals and tournament entry fees


            The grant information sheet and application are short, simple and can be completed online.
            http://form.jotform.us/form/51502849348157

              junior camp scholarships


              The foundation funds two Tennessee juniors to attend a weeklong residential tennis camp at Sewanee, to encourage participation in the USTA tournament structure. This is a great way for coaches and providers to encourage talented players (new and advanced) to pursue competitive tennis. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

                criteria for selection:


                Family income must be $99,000 or less for a family of four (or equivalent for larger families)

                Good Sportsmanship

                Participate in Tennessee and Southern team events and in Tennessee Qualifer events

                100 percent commitment to the junior competitive tournament structure

                Participate in publicity and recognition

                Open to athletes in the 18, 16, 14, and 12 and Under age divisions

                Southern Ranking of Top 500


                The grant information sheet and application are short, simple and can be completed online.
                http://form.jotform.com/80284924022149

                  programs, events and project grants


                  criteria for selection:


                  One-page proposal, one-page budget and two-page accountability report are required

                  Prefer submissions made by a CTA, school, school system, community center or nonprofit organization that leverages other funding sources

                  Prefer projects that introduce sport to new or underserved populations in Tennessee

                  Promotion of inclusion and diversity a key criterion

                  Enhances opportunities for Tennessee youth to pursue collegiate play career


                  The grant information sheet and application are short, simple and can be completed online. http://form.jotform.us/form/51496432320147

                    public facility grants


                    The foundation awards one-time grants of $1,000 to build new or upgrade existing public tennis courts and facilities in Tennessee, to address the shortage of public tennis courts and support the growth of tennis. The grants will serve as seed money for fundraising programs and act as a catalyst for communities. CTAs, public schools, school systems, colleges, universities, parks and recreation departments, and nonprofits are encouraged to apply. 

                    The grant information sheet and application are short, simple and can be completed online. https://form.jotform.com/80303813722145

                      programs, events and project grants


                      criteria for selection:


                      One-page proposal, one-page budget and two-page accountability report are required

                      Prefer submissions made by a CTA, school, school system, community center or nonprofit organization that leverages other funding sources

                      Prefer projects that introduce sport to new or underserved populations in Tennessee

                      Promotion of inclusion and diversity a key criterion

                      Enhances opportunities for Tennessee youth to pursue collegiate play career


                      The grant information sheet and application are short, simple and can be completed online.
                      http://form.jotform.us/form/51496432320147

                        public facility grants


                        The foundation awards one-time grants of $1,000 to build new or upgrade existing public tennis courts and facilities in Tennessee, to address the shortage of public tennis courts and support the growth of tennis. The grants will serve as seed money for fundraising programs and act as a catalyst for communities. CTAs, public schools, school systems, colleges, universities, parks and recreation departments, and nonprofits are encouraged to apply. 

                        The grant information sheet and application are short, simple and can be completed online. https://form.jotform.com/80303813722145

                          Recent Grant Recipients

                          During 2018, the foundation awarded five junior players $500 grants to help with tournament expenses and funded a weeklong tennis camp at the University of the South for two players. The foundation financially supported the Tennessee Junior Qualifier Tournament (426 junior players), the Tennessee Team at the Southern Closed Tournament (24 junior players) and the Tennessee Team which represented Tennessee at the Southern Junior Cup (18 kids). The foundation hosted five Free 10Under tournaments in Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville and the championship held at the Knoxville Challenger event for a total of 98 junior players. 

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                          Ensley Cate Collins

                          Cleaveland, TN




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                          Reagan Welch

                          Nashville, TN




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                          Christian Morris

                          Bristol, TN/VA




                          Team Tennessee at Southern Closed

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