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RSI USTA Faciltiy funding
When it comes to the business of court USTA’s Got You Covered

We’ve all seen them, emails or headlines announcing how the USTA has money to give away…line grants for 10 and under tennis, matching funds for resurfacing, fencing, lighting; and percentage grants for building new courts, and facilities. But it’s more than money. The USTA offers a plethora of resources from assisting with the creation of proposals pitching your proposals to local governments, to court orientation…when advocacy and technical jargon stand in the way of your ideas, consultation.

Who benefits from these monies, resources and recommendations?

Everyone. Public parks, private clubs, elementary schools, middle and high schools college campuses, and even private educational institutions. If you’re in the business of promoting tennis, increasing traffic, training your staff and personnel, then USTA has something for you.

While the process is involved, recipients aren’t made to jump through hoops, however, USTA does want your ducks in a row. If you have a few stragglers, USTA helps you get them in line.

Advocacy - When it comes to asking for money, project presentation is key. USTA understands the importance of connecting with local governments and having them buy-in to your facility wants and dreams. The Big Serve, USTA’s advocacy initiative, provides a ‘how-to’ handbook for getting your project ideas on the ground and running, creating effective presentations for decision-makers , overcoming obstacles. Larger-scoped, or from-scratch projects benefit from utilizing USTA’s Advocacy Initiative. “ Many of our clients have visions,” says David LaSota, USTA’s technical consultant, “but they don’t know where or how to start.” That’s where USTA Advocacy consultants come into play.

Why do I need an advocacy consultant? Standing before City council or county commissioners requesting large sums of money for projects local movements don’t see the benefits to can prove unsuccessful. When you present proposals …may not see the benefits to, advocacy consultants provide facility and court concepts, facility design and construction document, and bid reviews. Strong tight presentations produce better results.

Technical - facility concepts, design review, make suggestions and recommendations so that your facility is how to safe, and expectable? , Review construction docs and bid docs, make sure you are asking the right questions, …playground aq specs, tennis programming support, TSR, training and education; workshops for on-court personnel, manual. Tennis Court Maintenance and Construction Manual
When Stratford Academy, a private school located in Macon, Ga. wanted to build a new tennis court complex, Jim Daws, president of Serria Development and chairman of buildings and grounds at the academy discovered jow beneficial the technical advice could be. “We were starting from scratch,” says Daws. “We needed to remove six existing out-of-date courts.” Questions buzzed around: What orientation do the courts need to be? What about draining?

Local tennis icon Jaime Kaplan hooked Daws up with Robin Jones of the USTA. “Robin then put me in contact with David LaSota. The entire process was very involved. We’d submit a proposal and they’d get back to us with, “ rethink your drainage…,

grant money. Applying for money means having your ducks in a row, dotting all your I’s and T’s. It means following recommendations, and possessing a strong voice, and possessing the ability to connect with municipal governments who don’t always view tennis as the lifesaver/changer we know it to be.

USTA offers a wide array of grant opportunities from individuals, CTA’s, public facilities, universities and private clubs. With the latest push for QuickStart lines, facility assistance is a hot topic.

Applying for assistance is a complex procedure; however, if you take the time, and take advantage of the advice and suggestions you will have new courts, new lines, improved programs, and increased traffic at your facility.

Director at highpoint 21 court city facility. Busy lot of programs. Wanted to add quicstart courts. Hitting wall two courts laid end to end. Heavily used for warm up.
Utiie it more. Half used four. Quick start. Runs east and west. Can teach. Area of no court lines installed for 4 26 courts. Added the 60 foot court.
Instructors were hesitant, now they love it. They fight over them now. Advanced 5-8 year olds. Saw how kids really loved it. She doesn’t

Encourage the kids to come out and practice portable nets. Leave it out there prince nets. When instructors is finished, move out of the side.
Unual deal. Applied for 5 courts plus moisture. Needed to be resurfaced. Applied 4k usta. Member of TIP. 2010. June of 2010. Applied for it first of beginning of the year.
Been here since day 1 feb 78. Highpointtennis.com
Having grant money made it easier to install qs courts. Provided spark for us to go ahead to qs on our own) effect…kids playing on their own. That shows me the program is popular. Increased play on their own parents and energy in the lesson. More energy. More excitement during the lessons. Kids having fun and playing rather than centered on instructions. Follow up playing
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Jim Daws – president of Serria Development chairman of buildings and grounds at Stratford. What I do in the development business…deal with it on a daily basis. Jaime hooked me up w/ robin Jones. We were starting from scratch. Had to remove existing not righ orientation.
Robin hooked me up w/ David lasoda – planning engineering of the courts. Invaluable. Had so many questions. What’s the recommended…true north south…all through the gauge of the fence, how big net pots how deep as a result…bonus stuff. Even if we didn’t get the grant. All information was invaluable in terms of …sesign…when we submitted the process. Grant information is pretty involved.
Had great input. Be careful…rework the drainage…modified the plan to address that.
not the full le….
First time made a grant to a private school. Participate in
Four courts have blended qs lines…be able to go out and play tennis during your PE is awesome. Continually sending them everything and signing off.
Then, APPLY for the grant. Had to resubmit everything. Very meticulous. Did not have enough money for the lights. Pros and cons of lighting…kept us from making so many mistakes. The end result is something that will be around for a long time.
Southeastern out of Atlanta. Uga…crew had 100 hundred years of experience. Ideas hatched May 2009, early design phases.
Construction fall of 2009. Weather hiccups. got in the way. April 2010, high school matches. Lights added feb 2011.

All doing it for the benefit of the community. Summer camps…committed to qs program. Jaime was a huge help and randy stevens instrumental …had a great working relationship
8 courts lockers rooms concessions…went ahead made provisions electrical conduets under the court. We prepared for the grant so it sped everything else up.


Parks, clubs, and campus across the country are cashing in on USTA’s commitment to 10 and under tennis.
What do this mean for you and your courts?
Well, it means you have national backing, national resources, national ‘thumbs-up’.
First, eligibility. In order to ensure your organization qualifies…gets the green light, the go-ahead




Public parks – if you haven’t already, register to become a Tennis in the Parks Agency.
Community Tennis Associations – verify your registration in the USTA national database.
Colleges and universities – commit to participating in USTA’s Tennis on Campus program.
Schools – encouraged participate in one of the many tennis programs USTA offers kids from 10 and under tennis through No-cut JV and varsity tennis programs.
Next, fill out the USTA form. You can find one by visiting Within ….hours, a consultant will call you to assess the needs of the community.




Funding
http://www.nrpa.org/Content.aspx?id=5463

David LaSota – the usta national tech consultant. Work w/ in community tennis division. Provide assistance in development of concept plans. Provide tech reviews submissions development of specs for 10 and under tennis, worked on modifications to roles of tennis as they relate to 10 and under.

Own engineering firm been in tennis consulting business for 20 years. DWLasota engineering, inc.
Since 2005. Back with Kirk. Years ago before I started my own firm with stan smith. He was pushing in tennis infra-structure. Contacted me to ask if I’d help. Develop the grant program.
Found out that many facilities could use the cash a lot of them were lacking the mental know how to put the plans to get …be safe, last a good long time. Started out w/ grant program then providing additional consultation. A lot of clients needed a started point. Might have a vision but how do we go abour it. Started saying advocacy and technical support. Develop pretty picture to take to local body to sell vision. Al lot a conceptual work for communities. Missing key components tech information…
Find local archeti…don’t have the tennis background. We should try to help them. My responsibility is to train the local engineers how to properly plan a tennis facility. We have workshops throughout the year.
Cary North Carolina. We typically look work with multiple community in piplelone close to 2000. We meet professionals and invite them to the workshops. On the section level we are asked. We go to CTDW.
There are no deadline
Some webinars two with aspa and one with tis.
Goal for qs courts 10 and Under is 3,000 facilities slightly


2008 – developed


Shannon Hatton– works for usta in community tennis for tennis 10 years 914-438-8078 coordinates or the efforts behind them.
Facilities education national conferences and other national associations and organizations. Mini …like the day before. National park and rec…free workshop the day before or one hour session in their conference. In day care change. Athletic …Tennis Facility Session. Where can we put a session in.
Receive proposals from PMW tennis or Northern Section…wanting from facilities team. State parks …forfull best we can based on how wide their audience is.
Once a year, we do invitation only…arct. Engineers, we think large player or large impact on landscape. Or we worked w/ them, they work on local tennis progects.
Exchange of information . 2 day Tennis Facilities Forum Invitation only.
Virgil is director he has Warren national manager and david is the national tech read, warren heads up a team of 11 that works on several thousand…conferences and facilities…
If you want to host or add a tech…they can send an facilities@usta.com
If you are interested in attending…






















When it comes to ???\ USTA’s Got You Covered
We’ve all seen them, emails or headlines announcing how the USTA has money to give away…Line grants for 10 and under tennis, matching funds for resurfacing,

grant money. Applying for money means having your ducks in a row, dotting all your I’s and T’s. It means following recommendations, and possessing a strong voice, and possessing the ability to connect with municipal governments who don’t always view tennis as the lifesaver/changer we know it to be.
USTA offers a wide array of grant opportunities from individuals, CTA’s, public facilities, universities and private clubs. With the latest push for QuickStart lines, facility assistance is a hot topic.

Applying for assistance is a complex procedure; however, if you take the time, and take advantage of the advice and suggestions you will have new courts, new lines, improved programs, and increased traffic at your facility.

Ken S. Director at highpoint 21 court city facility. Busy lot of programs. Wanted to add quicstart courts. Hitting wall two courts layed end to end. Heavily used for warm up.
Utiie it more. Half used four. Quick start. Runs east and west. Can teach. Area of no court lines installed for 4 26 courts. Added the 60 foot court.
Instructors were hesitant, now they love it. They fight over them now. Advanced 5-8 year olds. Saw how kis really loved it. She doesn’t

Encourage the kids to come out and practice portable nets. Leave it out there prince nets. When instructors is finished, move out of the side.
Unual deal. Applied for 5 courts plus moisture. Needed to be resurfaced. Applied 4k usta. Member of TIP. 2010. June of 2010. Applied for it first of beginning of the year.
Been here since day 1 feb 78. Highpointtennis.com
Having grant money made it easier to install qs courts. Provided spark for us to go ahead to qs on our own) effect…kids playing on their own. That shows me the program is popular. Increased play on their own parents and energy in the lesson. More energy. More excitement during the lessons. Kids having fun and playing rather than centered on instructions. Follow up playing
***************************
Jim Daws – president of Serria Development chairman of buildings and grounds at Stratford. What I do in the development business…deal with it on a daily basis. Jaime hooked me up w/ robin Jones. We were starting from scratch. Had to remove existing not righ orientation.
Robin hooked me up w/ David lasoda – planning engineering of the courts. Invaluable. Had so many questions. What’s the recommended…true north south…all through the gauge of the fence, how big net pots how deep as a result…bonus stuff. Even if we didn’t get the grant. All information was invaluable in terms of …sesign…when we submitted the process. Grant information is pretty involved.
Had great input. Be careful…rework the drainage…modified the plan to address that.
not the full le….
First time made a grant to a private school. Participate in
Four courts have blended qs lines…be able to go out and play tennis during your PE is awesome. Continually sending them everything and signing off.
Then, APPLY for the grant. Had to resubmit everything. Very meticulous. Did not have enough money for the lights. Pros and cons of lighting…kept us from making so many mistakes. The end result is something that will be around for a long time.
Southeastern out of Atlanta. Uga…crew had 100 hundred years of experience. Ideas hatched May 2009, early design phases.
Construction fall of 2009. Weather hiccups. got in the way. April 2010, high school matches. Lights added feb 2011.
All doing it for the benefit of the community. Summer camps…committed to qs program. Jaime was a huge help and randy stevens instrumental …had a great working relationship
8 courts lockers rooms concessions…went ahead made provisions electrical conduets under the court. We prepared for the grant so it sped everything else up.


Parks, clubs, and campus across the country are cashing in on USTA’s commitment to 10 and under tennis.
What do this mean for you and your courts?
Well, it means you have national backing, national resources, national ‘thumbs-up’.
First, eligibility. In order to ensure your organization qualifies…gets the green light, the go-ahead




Public parks – if you haven’t already, register to become a Tennis in the Parks Agency.
Community Tennis Associations – verify your registration in the USTA national database.
Colleges and universities – commit to participating in USTA’s Tennis on Campus program.
Schools – encouraged participate in one of the many tennis programs USTA offers kids from 10 and under tennis through No-cut JV and varsity tennis programs.
Next, fill out the USTA form. You can find one by visiting Within ….hours, a consultant will call you to assess the needs of the community.

Types of resources
Advocacy – When it comes to asking for money, project presentation is key. USTA understands the importance of connecting with local governments and having them buy-in to your facility wants and dreams. The Big Serve, USTA’s advocacy initiative, provides a ‘how-to’ handbook for getting your project ideas on the ground and running, creating effective presentations for decision-makers , overcoming obstacles

Technical – facility concepts, design review, make suggestions and recommendations so that your facility is how to safe, and expectable? , Review construction docs and bid docs, make sure you are asking the right questions, …playground aq specs, tennis programming support, TSR, training and education; workshops for on-court personnel, manual. Tennis Court Maintenance and Construction Manual

Funding
http://www.nrpa.org/Content.aspx?id=5463
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