PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

GRANTS

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Overview & Eligibility

USTA Player Development invests a great deal of its resources into assisting the development of players. The Player Development staff awards grants to players it feels is deserving based on performance and/or potential. The Player Development staff encourages players to utilize all of the facilities and services that the USTA has to offer (including, but not limited to the following: working with our National Coaching Staff and utilizing the USTA Training Center USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, the USTA Training Center-West in Carson, Calif., and USTA Training Center-East in Flushing, N.Y.). The goal of the USTA Player Development staff is to assist in the development in as many young and talented players as possible.

 

All Players awarded any grants listed below must be eligible to represent the United States in Fed Cup and Davis Cup competition pursuant to the ITF Regulations which include the following requirements:

 

A player must have:

  • a current valid U.S. passport;
  • lived in the United states for 24 consecutive months at some time; and
  • not have represented any other country in the 36 months immediately preceding the event

If at any time following an acceptance of a USTA Grant the recipient elects to represent a country other than the United States as a player or refuses to represent the United States in international competition if selected, the recipient is required to immediately reimburse the USTA for all grant monies previously distributed.

Excellence Grants

In order to encourage the development of U.S. players, we have designed USTA Player Development Excellence Grant criteria to award players for meeting criteria to develop into a Top 100 professional player. Any U.S. player achieving the requirements listed on the applications below (based on the player's age) will receive a grant. Players who meet one (1) of the criteria boxes below will receive $2,000; once the player has met two (2) boxes, the player will receive $3,000 more; and once a player meets three (3) boxes, a player will receive $4,000. Thus, a player could earn a maximum of $9,000 in 2020 based on his/her performance. Players may meet boxes in two age categories below for a maximum of 3 boxes, or $9,000, in 2020. Players will need to submit this form each time he/she meets one of the requirements listed on the applications below. These grants can be submitted throughout the year but before the deadline of Dec. 19, 2020.

Men's Excellence Grant Application

Women's Excellence Grant Application

A player’s tournament result/ranking may only be used once for the requirements listed on the applications and will only result in receiving one grant amount for each tournament result/ranking criteria.

Once a player is ranked in the Top 100 of the ATP/WTA Rankings, you will no longer be able to receive any Excellence Grants.

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Junior International Grand Slam Grants

USTA Player Development offers our Top Junior players a grant for participating in the main draw of Junior International Grand Slams.   A player competing in the singles main draw of the Australian Open Junior Championships will receive $1,750 and for Roland Garros Junior Championships and Wimbledon Junior Championships players will receive $1,250.

 

Grants will also be awarded to players who qualify for the main draw in singles of any of the above listed events. However, no grant is given for the US Open Junior Championships. Players do not need to apply for this grant. A grant letter will be sent to the players after the completion of the first round of the main draw and a check will be sent out once the player has returned the grant paperwork. Players who are disqualified for any reason or who act inappropriately at the event will not be awarded a grant.

International Grand Slam Coaches Grant

USTA Player Development is offering financial support to personal/private coaches who are developing our best young players to reach the highest level of international junior tennis. Coaches who travel with their player(s) to the International Grand Slams qualify for a grant of $1,750 for the Australian Open Junior Championships and $1250 for Roland Garros Junior Championships and Wimbledon Junior Championships.

 

The purpose of this grant is to offset the travel expenses incurred by the coaches.  In order to receive the grant, coaches must meet the criteria listed below:

 

  • Attend the Australian Open Junior Championships, Roland Garros Junior Championships and Wimbledon Junior Championships to assist his/her player
  • USTA member
  • Be making a living full-time as a tennis coach
  • Submit W-9 form
  • Submit the International Grand Slam Coaches Grant Application
  • Submit a copy of his/her flight itinerary

International Grand Slam Coaching Grant Application

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 Please note that a coach is only able to receive one grant per event. All applications must be submitted by September 15, 2020.

 

Wheelchair Tennis Grants

The USTA Player Development High Performance Wheelchair Tennis Department (HPWC) invests a great deal of its resources into assisting the development of promising, age-restricted, wheelchair tennis players. The HPWC staff awards grants to players it feels are deserving based on performance (ITF Ranking) and/or potential. The Player Development staff encourages players to utilize all of the facilities and services that the USTA has to offer, including, but not limited to, working with our HPWC National Coaching Staff and utilizing the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., when invited for a training block or training camp. The goal of the USTA Player Development staff is to assist, through this funding and other resources, in the development of as many young and talented players as possible.

 

Quarterly Grant Categories

  • National Team
  • Competitive Pathway
  • National U25 Team
  • Collegiate National Team

Other Grants

  • Grand Slam Grants

Click here for more information on HPWC Grants.
 

Diversity & Inclusion Grants

Players who are highly talented and come from an ethnic or diverse background are encouraged to apply for a USTA Diversity & Inclusion Grant. For information about these grants, click here.

 

 
 
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