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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.

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.

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
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.

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

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