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USTA Central Arizona is One of Seven Community Organizations Nationwide to Receive USTA Grant

October 20, 2009 08:02 PM

USTA ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF

2009 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INVESTMENT GRANT RECIPIENTS

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 20, 2009 - The USTA announced today that USTA Central Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been awarded a Community Partnership Investment Grant (CPI).  The grant, in the amount of $28,000, is one of seven CPI grants awarded by the USTA which total $187,500.  The USTA also distributed $234,000 to 38 non-profit organizations throughout the country awarding a total of over $400,000 in Recreational Tennis Grants to deserving organizations.  The grants are designed to support community based organizations who build tennis communities through collaborative and lasting partnerships.  The organizations that were selected met the following criteria: increasing tennis participation, supporting tennis programming and fostering diversity with both participation and programming.

“We are excited to announce our second round of grants totaling over $400,000.  This investment will help organizations that are dedicated to using tennis as a vehicle to improve the quality of life and education for both children and adults alike,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA.  “These organizations are committed to growing the game of tennis by implementing important local programming such as the QuickStart Tennis play format and Jr. Team Tennis, and the USTA is proud to be able to assist them in their efforts.”

USTA Central Arizona was founded in 1968 as the Phoenix Area Tennis Association.  It is one of the four major metropolitan tennis regions in the Southwest with the mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis.  The philosophy is as it builds a strong base inside community tennis, the players will help grow and promote the organization’s other strategic goals.  USTA Central Arizona organizes 25 junior and adult tournaments annually, including: QuickStart, junior satellites, junior super sets, adult super sets, and adult sanctioned, and serves roughly 6,000 individuals annually.

USTA Central Arizona is one of seven recipients of the Community Partnership Investment Grants, others include: Tennis & Education, Inc.; Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, Inc.; The Lee County Community Tennis Association; Charlotte Tennis Association; Forest Ranch Camps; and Rockford Park District.

All grants ranged from $10,000 to $40,000 and will be eligible for partial renewal for up to two years based on their progress.  Following this period, these organizations are expected to be self-sustaining without additional USTA funding.

 

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game.  A not-for-profit organization with 730,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 94 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA philanthropic entity, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and through tennis, helps underserved youth and people with disabilities to improve academics, build character and strive for excellence. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com. 

USTA Central Arizona is the local governing body for the sport of tennis in the Greater Phoenix Area and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level – from local communities to the highest level of the professional game.  A not-for-profit organization with 5,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game of tennis.  USTA Central Arizona provides grants and scholarships through private donations which helps underserved youth and people with disabilities to improve academics, build character, and strive for excellence.  For more information on USTA Central Arizona, log on to www.phoenixtennis.com

For more information, contact:

Geoffrey Russell, Managing Director, USTA Central Arizona

(480) 639-6700; russell@phoenixtennis.com  

 

 

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