USTA Foundation receives $110,000 grant for junior programs

July 9, 2015 03:10 PM
By Ashley Marshall, USTA

It’s advantage: tennis at National Junior Tennis & Learning chapters across the country after the USTA Foundation received $110,000 from a longtime national sponsor.

The Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, partnered with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to award 10 NJTL chapters with $10,000 each to provide year-round tennis and educational programming. In addition, the chapter that receives the most Twitter mentions using the hashtag #ReturnTheServe between July 10 and Aug. 14 will receive an additional $10,000.

The Foundation, which has awarded more than $19 million in grants and scholarships, supports programs from coast to coast that leverage tennis and education to assist those in need, including under-resourced youth, individuals with disabilities and wounded, ill or injured service members and their families.

“We are once again excited to partner with JPMorgan Chase to award some of the most thriving and successful NJTL chapters,” said Dan Faber, executive director of the USTA Foundation. “This summer’s Twitter campaign will be an outstanding way to spotlight the tremendous impact these organizations have on youth around the country.

“The USTA Foundation thanks JPMorgan Chase for believing in the power of tennis and education and the work we do. And we look forward to collaborating with them at this year’s US Open, which will serve as the perfect platform to share our accomplishments and efforts with the rest of the world.”

The following NJTL chapters each received a $10,000 grant.

  • A's and Aces – New Orleans
  • Youth Tennis Advantage – San Francisco
  • Dallas Tennis Association – Addison, Texas
  • Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring – Wilmington, Del.
  • MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation – Jacksonville, Fla.
  • New York Junior Tennis & Learning – Woodside, N.Y.
  • Portland After-School Tennis & Education – Portland, Ore.
  • LA 84 Southern California Tennis Association NJTL – Los Angeles
  • XS Tennis Academy – Chicago
  • Houston Tennis Association – Houston

Last January, the USTA Foundation combined with USTA NJTL, a national network of 513 community-based tennis and education programs serving more than 225,000 youth, to become a fully operational foundation. This is the second year of the USTA’s partnership with the financial services firm, a longtime US Open sponsor.

For more information about the social media campaign, visit starting Monday, July 20. 

And click here to donate to the USTA Foundation and support NJTL chapters across the country.




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