US Open Ballperson Application
Grant recipients must be available to serve as ball persons from the 1st day of qualifying of the US Open, through Labor Day — approximately two weeks. While working at the US Open, grantees will be compensated by an hourly rate through the USTA and will be provided with a uniform and shoes.
To apply to be a ball person you must be:
1) At least 16 years old and able to demonstrate the skills necessary
to do the job;
2) A current USTA member;
3) Accompanied by a parent or chaperone to New York.
All applications must be received by the USTA Pacific Northwest Section and applicants must be available for an in-person tryout.
Application will be made available here. Please call Trenton Corvino at the section office at (503) 520-1877 with any questions or concerns.
After interviews with candidates, the selection committee will determine grant recipients. Submission of an application to be a 2017 US Open Ball Person constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of all rules printed within the application and further constitutes agreement to be bound by the selection committee’s choice(s).
USTA Pacific Northwest and USTA Serves Foundation College Scholarships
Each winter both the USTA Pacific Northwest Section and the USTA Serves Foundation offer scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Applications for both scholarships usually open in late January or early February.
USTA Pacific Northwest College Scholarships The USTA/PNW College Scholarship is now available. Click here for more information on this scholarship.
USTA Serves Foundation College Scholarships The USTA Serves Foundation College Scholarship is now available. Click here for more information on this scholarship.
USTA/PNW Court Developement and Improvement
The USTA Pacific Northwest (USTA/PNW) strives to find as many avenues as possible to support the work being done by local providers to grow the sport at the grassroots level. We draw from sectional and national funds as well as guide you toward "outside money" available through foundations, government entities and fundraising options. Please see below for resource opportunities that can help grow tennis in your community.
Court Development Resource List
This list is intended as a guidepost for community activists & organizations interested in improving or developing community courts. Some national & local resources are listed. Please note that the USTA/PNW does not endorse one vendor over another as these are considerations best left up to the site/individual needs & preferences.
The USTA national office also has technical assistance available for a variety of court projects including new construction, refurbishment, 10 and Under Tennis lining and more. Please click here for more information.
USTA/PNW & USTA National Program Grants & Resources
USTA/PNW Junior Player Travel Assistance Grants
Junior tennis players participating in USTA/PNW sanctioned tournaments or a USTA National Championship tournament may apply for a need-based Travel Assistance Grant. The purpose of the Travel Assistant Grant program is to provide financial support to players who would not otherwise have the means to travel and participate in section and/or national tournaments.
Please note that the applications for section travel assistance grants and national travel assistance grants are separate. Players may be considered for both grants but must complete both applications in order to do so. Please click here to view and print the Travel Assistance Grant application for USTA/PNW sanctioned tournaments. Please click here to view and print the Travel Assistance Grant application for USTA National Championship events.
USTA Diversity Grants
USTA Diversity grant applications are now posted for 2015. Please click here to view and print the applications and read more about the different grants available.
USTA National Grants
Click here to read about the different USTA National grants that are available to communities and individuals throughout the year. National grants are offered in the areas of diversity, court/facility improvement, parks & recreation, education and training, and USTA programming.
Grant and Fundraising Resources
These sites can be helpful in finding grants available outside of the USTA network. They also offer grant writing ideas, examples and tips:
The Foundation Center web site is designed to guide you quickly to the information you are looking for—instruction on funding research, help with proposal writing, tools for locating prospective funders, news and research on the field, or a library or training class near you.
Non-profit Fundraising and Grantwriting
This web site can help nonprofit leaders to ensure a strong fundraising plan and program for their nonprofits. The site also helps nonprofit service providers to consider various types of fundraising services for nonprofits in their areas.
Non-profit guides are free Web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups.