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USTA Awards Wheelchair Program Grants

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA announced today that it is awarding more than $34,000 in USTA Wheelchair Program Grants to 23 wheelchair tennis programs across the country for the second consecutive year. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport of tennis to build stronger, healthier communities.

Grant amounts were based on each program’s existing budget and the future programmatic needs of the organization. Recipients can use the award to meet the USTA’s grant initiatives including coaching, court time, equipment, recruitment and events (tournaments, camps, etc.).

“We are thrilled to recognize organizations across the country that are committed to promoting and growing wheelchair tennis through local programming,” said Dan James, USTA National Manager, Wheelchair Tennis, “These grants are just a part of the continued effort in implementing important programs that reach out to the wheelchair community through tennis. The USTA is proud to be able to assist in these efforts and hopes to award more grants of this kind in the future.”

The USTA grants are being awarded to the following organizations:

Additional USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grant opportunities will be announced in 2010. Organizations that are interested in starting a wheelchair tennis program or would like more information about wheelchair tennis can email wheelchairinfo@usta.com.

 

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