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USTA LONG ISLAND SUPPLIES SCHOOLS WITH TENNIS EQUIPMENT, PROGRAMMING

With the goal of increasing tennis participation across Long Island and introducing the sport to kids, the Long Island Region of the U.S. Tennis Association is offering funding to schools for tennis equipment, training and programming.

Grants are available to schools and districts seeking to bring tennis to phys ed classes or after-school programs. In 2013, 10 districts/schools received funding for equipment packages: East Islip, Sayville, Southhold, Glen Cove, Buckley, North Shore Day, Atkinson/Freeport, Levittown, Valley Stream and Center Moriches; so far in 2014 packages have been provided to Three Village Schools, St. Mary’s and Comsewoque.

Grants are available for training (how to teach tennis), curriculum (lesson plans and activities for teaching tennis without tennis courts), kid-friendly equipment, staff support and recognition including school tennis programs and no-cut teams.

For more information on USTA Long Island Region grants for school programs, please visit www.usta.com/schools or email ustaonlongisland@gmail.co

 

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