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USTA Eastern Mass Grants and Programs

USTA Eastern MA (USTA EMA) is a division of USTA New England (USTA NE), 1 of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association. 

USTA NE is committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England.  USTA EMA supports this by providing workshops and facilitating the distribution of grants which may be used to develop instructional programs and/or organize league play for people of all ages, abilities and populations. Our goal is to help programs become self-sufficient.  Learn more at www.easternmass.usta.com, or www.newengland.usta.com.


The Fall Grant cycle is now open and we are accepting applications through November 15, 2018.  Grant notifications will occur by December 15, 2018


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Grant Accountability Form


Program Grants

Purpose / Eligibility/Amount

USTA New England National Championships Stipend

To offset expenses for EMA collegiate teams participating in N.E. sectionals, district or national events.  $50 food card per eligible player, up to $500 per eligible team.

Community Tennis Association (CTA) Grant; Letter of recommendation required from USTA New England CSR.

Up to $1,500 for the creation, expansion or state incorporation of a CTA which will then enlist local tennis enthusiasts and serve as a tennis lobbying force within the community.  Once example would be to provide Schools, Parks & Rec and other organizations with start up costs and equipment for new and innovative programs

Letter of recommendation required from USTA New England CSR.

Equipment Grants;

Up to $750 for the purchase of equipment to support Junior Team Tennis or Net Generation Programs. Preference given to applicants who have attended a Net Generation Workshop.

Special Population and Adaptive Tennis Grant

Up to $1,500 for the creation or expansion of tennis opportunities for beginner and advanced wheelchair athletes, or for the creation or expansion of community tennis opportunities for special populations that include persons with mental, emotional and/or developmental challenges. 

Community Tennis Grant


Up to $1,500 to cover coaches, court time, equipment, marketing, advertising, or any other necessary tennis-related expenses for programs that significantly support USTA Eastern MA Core Values.  Tournament Directors may also apply for a stipend under this category for reimbursement costs in directing USTA sanctioned or approved programs.

Junior Team Tennis Grant

Up to $500 per team/age group for coaching, equipment, marketing, etc. for registered USTA Junior Team Tennis Programs
Diversity and Inclusion Grant Up to $1,500 for the creation or expansion of tennis opportunities for underserved players that fall into the following categories: Adaptive, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, LGBT, Millennial, Native American, Socio-economic, and / or Wheelchair.



USTA New England also provides many grant opportunities.  For information on the USTA New England grants click here.