North Carolina Tennis Foundation Grants

Concluding in 2006, the NC Tennis Foundation completed a capital campaign raising over $1.7 million. A portion of that money went to help create a new NC Tennis Hall of Fame which opened at the Harold T. and Mildred F. Southern North Carolina Tennis Center in 2008.

A main focus of the campaign was to create the NC Tennis Foundation Emily H. Preyer Family Endowment Fund. At this time, the NC Tennis Foundation is prepared to begin offering grants from the endowment or gift fund. (Endowment/Gift Fund Policies)

Category I

Junior Tournament Development Scholarships
Grant Opens July 1st, 2017
Total Available: $4,000

This grant is for developmental scholarships which provide lower income and middle class families money to supplement travel and playing expenses. This grant shall go towards tournament expenses and travel for a player who exhibits the intent for a state ranking or higher. A family income must not exceed $99,000 in order to be eligible for this grant.

Category II

New Programs, Outreach and Inclusion & Adaptive Programming
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Deadline- April 17th, 2017
Total Available: $3,000

This grant is intended for new and/or pilot programs in the areas of Outreach & Inclusive programs and adaptive programs (such as Special Olympics, Wheelchair, and Special Pops) that need further funding to grow and mature. The programs do not need to be USTA programs, but should be used to promote and develop tennis.

Category III

Summer College Tennis Camp Scholarships
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Deadline- April 17th, 2017
Total Available: $2,500
North Carolina is fortunate to have quite a few summer tennis camps. The cost can be quite steep, but the rewards and experience are priceless. This category would help in granting camp scholarship to qualifying players. Due to new NCAA regulations there will be age restrictions on these recipients. 

Mary Lloyd Barbera Camp Scholarship

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Deadline- April 17th, 2017

In April of 2015, tennis lost a great person, advocate and ambassador. Mary Lloyd Barbera's life was cut short, but her spirit and legacy live on. Mary Lloyd was the Director of Marketing for USTA North Carolina. One of her many tasks was to administer USTA North Carolina's Camp Scholarship program which differs slightly from the NCTF program. In an effort to honor Mary Lloyd's memory, the NC Tennis Foundation and USTA North Carolina are creating a hybrid of the two programs. The NCTF's program is based on family need and USTA North Carolina's program is based on merit. 

Beginning this year, the NCTF will make available two full camp scholarships based on family's income of $99,000 or less and the applicants' merit for this scholarship. "Merit" will be described in the application above.