Applications for the 2011 Sam Fields Junior Scholarship can be found below.
The Sam Fields Junior Scholarship will be given to competitive juniors participating in USTA sanctioned tennis tournaments who want to join a tennis academy or high performance training program of their choice to improve their tennis skills.
Sam Fields Junior scholarship Deadlines: May 1 and Dec. 1.
Two awards for the 2011 calendar year will be given out. Award winners will be notified after their selection.
Donations to the SOUTHWEST TENNIS FOUNDATION SAM FIELDS JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP can be made above using the PayPal link.
JUNIOR ACTIVITY GRANT
Additionally, funds are available to talented juniors for things such as travel expenses to tournaments, coaching assistance and other expenses related to junior development.
Juniors can apply to the Foundation for help via the JUNIOR ACTIVITY GRANT REQUEST FORM. These forms are processed quarterly, so please note the deadlines of February 1, May 1, September 1 and December 1 to send them in.
Please note: For every $50 of assistance received, winning applicants MUST give 2 hours of volunteer service to their local USTA District.
Funds are also available to tennis organizers and organizations for educational/traning purposes, and in other areas such as development of special needs programs to help cultivate new tennis programming and awareness of the sport in our local communities.
Interested applicants may apply to the Foundation via a PROGRAM/ACTIVITY FUNDING REQUEST FORM.
ADULT ACTIVITY GRANT
Funds are available for adult USTA volunteers seeking educational and training opportunities to help further their skills to help the organization. These include travel expenses to meetings, workshops and seminars with an emphasis and focus on volunteer development.
Interested applicants may apply to the Foundation via an ADULT FUNDING REQUEST FORM
NOTE: Incomplete applications in any of the above request forms will not be processed, so please fill out completely with elaboration of your need/request for assistance. These Grant forms are processed quarterly, so please send in the form prior to deadlines ending on February 1, May 1, September and December 1 to be eligible.
SOUTHWEST TENNIS FOUNDATION LINKS
*Request Guidelines - Junior Activity and Program/Activity Grant
*Southwest Tennis Foundation Procedures
SWTF-HELPING KIDS PLAY
The Southwest Tennis Foundation has partnered up with Helping Kids Play, a local organization in Arizona, to help team up for tennis!
A percentage of proceeds from sales of Helping Kids Play's video and tennis library and equipment catalog will go to help out the Southwest Tennis Foundation's efforts to promote tennis in our communities, things like college scholarships for high school seniors, travel and training grants for young players, and to assist with programs like Special Olympics and wheelchair tennis.
Follow this LINK and watch the special message contained inside. Afterward, you will be presented with a FREE trick shot video lesson from none other than former French Open champion, Michael Chang!
You can also donate directly to the Southwest Tennis Foundation through our secure PayPal donation site HERE.
Foundation Success Stories
In 2010, USTA Southwest gave away college scholarships for the first time to deserving young tennis players with excellent scholastic achievements and community service (not to mention they're pretty decent tennis players!).
Read about our first ever class of Southwest Foundation College Scholarship Award winners!
The Foundation also donated $600 to help support the ITF Desert Wheelchair Classic Tournament in Tucson, one of the top wheelchair tournaments in the United States. With an international field, this long-running tournament is a fixture in Tucson and a great boost as well as competitve opportunity for wheelchair players in the Southwest.
Southwest Tennis Foundation Board Members
President: Denise Ariew
Secretary: Veronica Karp
Treasurer: Scott Anders
Board: John Austin, Chuck Dunn, Sally Grabham, Tim Russell, Pam Sullivan, & Russell Posorske.
For more information on the Southwest Tennis Foundation,