Back to News

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
To support tennis camps at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Kissimmee, Fla. — Solivita Racqueteers
To start a Master’s Tennis (adult short court tennis) program for the community of Solivita

Orlando, Fla. — Orlando Community & Youth Trust Inc.
To support the Free Tennis Lesson Program during the summer and fall sessions

Tallahassee, Fla. — Buck Lake Elementary
To support an Elementary Physical Education Class Tennis Unit

Wellington, Fla. — Mirzadeh Tennis Academy
Equipment to support the Future Stars beginner program featuring 10 and Under Tennis equipment and smaller courts