Apply for Tennis Grant

Application Deadlines:
Submissions are now open!

Serve & Return Chicago is committed to promoting tennis at the local level. To do so, the we offer grants to assist nonprofit organizations with the initiation or expansion of tennis programming activities for junior programs. Program grants may be used to start junior instructional programs and/or leagues for junior players of all abilities and populations, or for the equipment needed for the programs.

Serve & Return Chicago program grants will be awarded for a period of one year, with the amount determined on an individual basis. Preference will be given to Community Tennis Association Start-Up and Expansion, and USTA Tennis Programs (NJTL, Junior Team Tennis, Wheelchair, etc.) with priority given to first-time applicants.  Currently, SRC does not consider grant applications from public schools as those organizations can seek funding from their existing school districts and/or other governmental entities.

For all grantees, a program report must be submitted to the Serve & Return Chicago Office within three weeks of the completion of the program. (Pictures of your program are not required but appreciated.) Grant money may be issued before start up, or upon completion of the program, after receiving the written report.

Complete the application form below and submit for consideration. If you have any questions, contact us at 708.740.7987 or e-mail

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