More than $1,000,000 in grants supporting under-served youth through community tennis programs has been doled out by the USTA Foundation (USTAF) to 105 National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) chapters. And with it, 30,000 kids are projected to pick up a racquet for the first time in an era where tennis participation is on the rise.
From the Sloane Stephens Foundation in Compton, Calif. to the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, Maine, the selected grantees from Cycle 1 represent projects across 36 states and the District of Columbia. With the goal of building character, improving wellness and achieving academic excellence, chapters are expected to topple 56,000 hours of education and 95,000 hours of tennis activities.
“These grants are a reflection of the tremendously impactful work that NJTL chapters do every day in local communities,” said USTA Foundation President Kathleen Wu.