USTA SOCAL

COMMUNITY PROVIDERS

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Community providers play a critical role in delivering tennis programming to children across Southern California, often reaching underserved communities and serving as the first point of entry for budding young tennis players. As a tennis provider – including NJTL chapters and Community Tennis Organizations – programs within our Section receive essential benefits that help foster and maintain the growth of tennis in our local communities.

Community Tennis Provider

If you are interested in becoming a community tennis provider, USTA Southern California offers staff training, a detailed curriculum, and tennis equipment. Click below to learn more.

USTA SoCal offers community organizations and after-school providers the opportunity to host (at no expense) an in-person professional development session, which will be run by USTA SoCal staff. To qualify, the host must bring together ten people for two hours, and an activity space such as a gym, tennis court or blacktop.
  • Full Red/Orange/Green Curricula
  • Youth 23” Racquets (10)
  • Youth 25” Racquets (10)
  • 18 Red Felt Balls
  • 18 Orange Felt Tennis Balls
  • 2 Rolls of Barrier Tape
  • Box of Chalk
  • Clipboard
  • Pennant Flag
  • Clothespins for Scoring
  • Equipment Roller Bag

The community curriculum is a “Learn to Play” program with a focus on warmup, character development, athletic and tennis skill development, and play. Net Generation Red/Orange/Green curriculum available in English and Spanish.

USTA SoCal is available to help you or your organization become a Community Tennis Provider, providing training, curriculum, and equipment to help you get started. To inquire, use the form below. 

 

National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL)

The USTA Foundation’s flagship National Junior Tennis & Learning program (NJTL) supports local organizations that provide tennis development, wellness, and education enrichment to under-resourced youth.  Across the country, there are approximately 300 NJTL chapters that reach nearly 200,000 youth on an annual basis. Students in NJTL programs show improved grades and better behavior, and are better positioned to attend college and be eligible for scholarships. 

Southern California NJTLs

  • 40 Love Foundation
    Ed Vincent Park, Inglewood
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  • Aceing Autism
    Multiple Locations
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  • California Tennis Association For Underprivileged Youth
    Rancho Cienega, Los Angeles
  • First Break Academy
    Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson
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  • First Serve Santa Ana
    Santa Ana
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  • Let’s Teach
    Pasadena, Riverside, Jurupa Valley, El Monte
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  • Mountain View Sport & Racquet Club
    MLK Park, San Diego
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  • Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program
    El Cariso Park, Sylmar & Pioneer Park, San Fernando
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  • Nevets Tennis
    Herman Park, Los Angeles
  • Pasadena Tennis Association
    Blair HS, Pasadena
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  • Pete Brown Jr. Tennis Program
    Harvard Park, Compton
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  • Semurana Tennis Association
    Carson
  • Serve It Up Tennis
    Birmingham Community Charter School, Lake Balboa
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  • Sloane Stephens Foundation
    Centennial HS, Compton
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  • Tennis for Kids LA
    Fox Hills Park, Culver City
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  • Youth Tennis San Diego
    Barnes Tennis Center
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Community Tennis Associations (CTA)

There are several Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) located throughout the Southern California Section. These are non-profit, volunteer-based organizations that support or provide tennis programming. The USTA offers vital benefits to CTAs, including low cost insurance and grant eligibility. For the player, these organizations provide ideal entry points for getting started in the game, offering safe and nurturing environments for youngsters to thrive.

Southern California CTAs

  • 2 Bounce Tennis Inc.
    Indio
  • ACEing Autism
    Los Angeles
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  • Calif Tennis Assn For Underprivileged Youths
    Los Angeles
  • Cambria Tennis Club Inc.
    Cambria
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  • Cerritos Tennis Club
    Cerritos
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  • Corona Youth Tennis League
    Corona
  • East County Community Tennis Association
    La Mesa
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  • First Serve Santa Ana
    Santa Ana
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  • Fullerton Patrons of Tennis
    Fullerton
  • Greater San Diego City Tennis Council
    San Diego
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  • High Desert Tennis Association
    Victorville
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  • Irvine Tennis Association
    Irvine
  • Joy of Athletics Foundation Inc
    Los Angeles
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  • Kern Community Tennis Association
    Bakersfield
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  • La Mirada Community Tennis Association
    La Mirada
  • Let’s Teach
    Pasadena
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  • Los Angeles Tennis Association
    Los Angeles
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  • Morongo Basin Tennis Association
    Yucca Valley
  • Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program (NJTP)
    Sylmar
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  • Ojai Valley Tennis Club
    Ojai
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  • Orange County Community Tennis Association
    Irvine
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  • Orange County Korean Tennis Association
    Irvine
  • Orange County Top Tennis
    Irvine
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  • Pasadena Tennis Association
    Pasadena
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  • Pete Brown Jr. Tennis Program
    Los Angeles
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  • Redlands Racquet Club
    Redlands
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  • San Bernardino Tennis Patrons
    San Bernardino
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  • San Diego Tennis Federation
    San Diego
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  • San Gabriel Tennis Club
    San Gabriel
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  • Sports Explorer Inc.
    Los Angeles
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  • Sundowners Tennis League
    Anaheim
  • Surfside Tennis Club Incorporated
    Morro Bay
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  • Temecula Team Tennis
    Temecula
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  • Tennis For Schools Inc.
    San Diego
  • Tustin Tennis Club
    Tustin
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  • Ventura Tennis Club
    Ventura
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  • Youth Tennis San Diego
    San Diego
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Community Tennis Program Grants

Community Tennis Program Grants support organizations and providers who are bringing tennis to communities in myriad and impactful ways. Historically, these grants (formerly the CTA Partnership Grants) have only been awarded to NJTLs or CTAs. But, USTA Southern California has expanded grant candidates to include schools, youth organizations, Parks and Recreation Centers, and community providers. 

Applicants must have a current USTA organizational membership, a broad base of community support, and an innovative program that is reaching a location or demographic whose needs are not currently being met by USTA SoCal. Any organization working with youth must be Safe Play Approved (including ALL staff, board members, and volunteers). 

Click Here to check if you are USTA Safe Play Approved

Community Tennis Program Grants focus primarily on programs and equipment. They do not cover such things as travel expenses, administrative salaries, capital projects, scholarships, or any other type of pass-through funding. 

Community Tennis Program Grants vary widely depending on the scope of the program, but typical grants range from $2000 – $5000. 

To apply, please complete the online application. 

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If you received a grant last year, you must submit a final report. 

Submit Here