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USTA Southern Section Pays Out $490,000 in Grant Money to Help Support Local Tennis Growth

March 25, 2004 04:33 PM

USTA Southern Section Pays Out $490,000 in Grant Money to Help Support Local Tennis Growth

The USTA Southern Section announced that it has given $489,609 in Community Development Local Membership (CDLM) funding to 111 community tennis associations (CTA’s) throughout the south in an effort to support the mission of “promoting and developing the growth of tennis in the local community.”

Additionally, each of the USTA Southern Section’s nine states matched a percentage of the overall funding, bringing the total community contribution to $652,812. The total dollars given in 2004 is based on each individual community’s success in growing program and player participation in 2003.

All Southern CTA’s are invited to apply for funding, but to qualify a CTA must; 1) be a USTA Member Organization, 2) have an incorporated non-profit status and 3) attend one Community Development Workshops per calendar year. All funding received must be used to help support the mission of “promoting and developing the growth of tennis in the local community.” This includes the development of new tennis programs and USTA Membership promotion.

Total 2004 funding for the nine USTA Southern Section states is below:

  • Alabama - $31,736 ($23,802 funded by section / $7,934 funded by state) given to five communities: Birmingham Area Tennis Association, Huntsville Area Tennis Association, Logan Martin Tennis Association, Southern Alabama Tennis Association and the Youth Development Association in Madison.
  • Arkansas – $30,706 ($23,029.50 funded by section / $7,676.50 funded by state) given to nine communities: Central Little Rock CTA, Jefferson County CTA, North Arkansas Tennis Association, Northeast Arkansas Tennis Association, Otter Creek CTA, Red River CTA, Twin Lakes, CTA and the Western Arkansas Tennis Association.
  • Georgia – $219,624 ($164,718 funded by section / $54,906 funded by state) given to 25 communities: Atlanta Community Tennis Association, Bainbridge Tennis Association, CSRA Tennis Association, Chattahoochee Area Tennis Association, Clarke Oconee Tennis Association, Coosa Valley Tennis Association, CORTA, MACH Academy, Macon Tennis Association, Metro Atlanta Jr. CTA, Middle Georgia Tennis Academy, Northeast Georgia Tennis Association, North Georgia Tennis Association, Piedmont Area Tennis Association, Savannah Tennis Association, Southern Crescent Tennis Association, Southern Georgia (Albany) and Waynesboro / Burke / Screven Tennis Association.
  • Kentucky - $26,270 ($19,702.50 funded by section / $6,567.50 funded by state) given to nine communities: Bluegrass Tennis Association, Greater Ashland Tennis Association, Louisville Tennis Association, Mayfield Graves County Tennis Association, Newburg Tennis Association, Paducah Area Tennis Association, Paducah Tornado Tennis Association, Southern Kentucky Tennis Association, West Louisville Tennis Club.
  • Louisiana - $71,796 ($53,847 funded by section / $17,949 funded by state) given to eight communities: Acadiana Community Tennis Association, Community Tennis Association in Covington, Greater Baton Rouge Tennis Association, Lake Area Tennis Association, New Orleans Metropolitan Area Tennis Association, Northwest Louisiana Tennis Association, Slidell Tennis Association, West Carroll Tennis Association.
  • Mississippi - $48,398 ($36,298.50 funded by section / $12,099.50 funded by state) given to 26 communities: Battlefield Community Tennis Association, Boliver County CTA, Brandon CTA, Brookhaven CTA, Clinton CTA, Forest CTA, Fun Da Mentors CTA, Greenville CTA, Gulf Coast CTA, Hattiesburg Area CTA, Humphreys Tennis Inc., Jackson Community Tennis Project, Jackson County CTA, Laurel CTA, Madison County CTA, Meridian Area CTA, Natchez CTA, New Albany CTA, North Jackson CTA, Oxford CTA, Petal CTA, Pontotoc CTA, Starkville CTA, Sunflower County CTA, Tupelo Tennis Association.
  • North Carolina - $112,160 ($84,120 funded by section / $28,040 funded by state) given to 18 communities: Asheboro / Randolph County CTA, Brunswick County Tennis Association, Cary Community Tennis Association, Charlotte Tennis Association, Community Tennis Association of Hendersonville, Concord Tennis Association, Downeast Community Tennis Association, Durham Orange County Tennis Association, Greater Wilmington Tennis Association, Greensboro Regional Tennis Association, Moore Tennis Association, Nash Edgecombe Tennis Association, Outer Banks Tennis Association, Raleigh Tennis Foundation, Wake Forest Area Tennis Association, Western North Carolina Tennis Association, Wilson Tennis Foundation, Winston-Salem Tennis.
  • South Carolina - $67,066 ($50,299.50 funded by section / $16,766.50 funded by state) given to nine communities: Anderson Tennis Association, Columbia Tennis League Association, Florence Tennis Association, Grand Strand Tennis Foundation, Lexington Area Tennis Association, MACH Academy, Tennis Association of Greer, Tennis Association of Hilton Head Island, Upper Piedmont Tennis Association.
  • Tennessee - $45,056 ($33,792 funded by section / $11,264 funded by state) given to 10 communities: Chattanooga River City Tennis Association, Chattanooga Tennis Association, Clarksville Tennis Association, Greater Knoxville Tennis Association, Heart of Tennessee Tennis, Highland Rim Tennis Association, Jamestown Community Tennis Association, Memphis Tennis Association, Mountain Empire Tennis Association, North West Tennessee Tennis Association.

Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the US Open and selecting members of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams, the USTA administers a variety of programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels. A not-for-profit organization, the association is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern Section is the largest. The 168,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern Section, and account for approximately 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern Section’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by the USTA Southern Section visit www.southerntennis.com.




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