5 Florida Tennis Organizations Receive More Than $5,000 in Grants
Daytona Beach, Kissimmee, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Wellington Organizations Recipients of Community Tennis Grants from USTA Florida Foundation
Community tennis organizations throughout the state of Florida received more than $5,000 in community tennis grants in the month of June from the USTA Florida Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association-Florida Section (USTA Florida).
Recipients of the five grants were organizations in Daytona Beach, Kissimmee, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Wellington (Palm Beaches area).
USTA Florida Foundation grants offer funding for youth tennis programs, adaptive tennis programs for those with special needs, community tennis programs in economically challenged areas, along with facility assistance in the renovation, refurbishment and building of quality public tennis facilities.
“Thank you so much to the USTA Florida Foundation for supporting our Summer and Fall youth tennis program,” said Marcia Bowen of the Orlando Community and Youth Trust, Inc. “We are excited to be able to continue this program!”
Since 2010, USTA Florida and the USTA Florida Foundation have awarded more than $1,000,000 in grants for tennis programs serving people of all ages and abilities throughout Florida.
USTA Florida Foundation grants in June:
Daytona Beach, Fla. — Embry-Riddle Tennis Camps
Grant: To support tennis camps at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Kissimmee, Fla. — Solivita Racqueteers
Grant: To start a Master’s Tennis (adult short court tennis) program for the community of Solivita
Orlando, Fla. — Orlando Community & Youth Trust Inc.
Grant: To support the Free Tennis Lesson Program during the summer and fall sessions
Tallahassee, Fla. — Buck Lake Elementary
Grant: To support an Elementary Physical Education Class Tennis Unit
Wellington, Fla. — Mirzadeh Tennis Academy
Grant: Equipment to support the Future Stars beginner program featuring 10 and Under Tennis equipment and smaller courts