Do you know what your USTA membership does for you? Most people do not. Did you know the USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States and is a not-for-profit (501c4) organization with more than 740,000 members nationwide? Or that the USTA invests 100% of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis from the grassroots to the professional levels? Here is how your membership dues help grow the game and impact local communities in USTA Northern (also a 501c4).
* $328,000 to JUNIOR COMPETITION AND USTA JR. TEAM TENNIS including the implementation of QuickStart Tennis at the grassroots level. QuickStart Tennis progresses into Jr. Team Tennis competition, junior tournaments, junior high performance opportunities and finally high school tennis and No-Cut programming.
* $294,000 to USTA LEAGUE TENNIS for local leagues and regional and sectional championship events, plus adult tournaments offered throughout the Section.
* $260,000 to SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY TENNIS INITIATIVES promoting tennis in public and private domains by educating teachers, coaches, park and rec coordinators and community tennis leaders to deliver the sport to the masses.
* $178,000 for PUBLIC AWARENESS in helping promote and develop the growth of tennis throughout the entire Section. This includes publications/magazines, our Web site (northern.usta.com), special events and advertising.
* $132,000 for GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND INFRASTRUCTURE for organizations, individuals and communities. Included in this are initiatives to repair, expand and build new tennis facilities across the Section.
* $80,000 to PROMOTE DIVERSITY within the game of tennis on all levels. A Level 1 Priority for USTA Northern, diversity refers to difference of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, beliefs, social economic status, sexual orientation, family status, physical ability, appearance and ideas. USTA Northern is committed to achieving greater diversity throughout the sport and fostering a tennis environment that is more inclusive.
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