September 15th, 2016

Join Schools, Clubs, City Tennis Centers Receiving USTA Florida Section Foundation Grants

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Put a “Play Tennis” License Plate on Your Vehicle to Support Community Tennis

Featured_license_foundation-courageEach month the USTA Florida Section Foundation, the official giving arm of USTA Florida, funds thousands to tens of thousands of dollars for grassroots tennis programs, organizations and facilities that grow junior and adult tennis throughout the state.

As a not-for-profit organization, the USTA Florida Section Foundation puts more than 90 percent of funds received directly back into the community to support local tennis programs. Since 2010 alone, we’ve given more than $1 million in grants 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.

Examples of grants from this past August were after-school youth tennis equipment for the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach, P.E. class tennis equipment for Hidden Oak Elementary school in Gainesville, and equipment for a special-needs program for children organized by the City of Palm Beach Gardens.

“We are absolutely committed to changing lives through tennis,” says Linda Curtis, executive director of the USTA Florida Section Foundation. “We work to impact communities each and every day, helping people of all ages and abilities improve their health and quality of life through the great game of tennis.”


Tennis teaches lessons beyond the court. Show your support for youth and special-needs tennis, as well as for tennis programs in economically-challenged communities, by purchasing a custom “Play Tennis” license plate.

Go to to check out the wide variety of grant opportunities, and to support Florida grassroots tennis with a “Play Tennis” license plate for your vehicle.