Inner City Tennis Project
Mar 17, 2023
The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA, utilizes the combination tennis and education to change the lives of those in need.
The mission of the USTA Foundation is to bring tennis and education together to change lives.
Using this powerful combination, we help serve up dreams for under-resourced youth; individuals with disabilities; and wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families.
Studies have shown that youth who play tennis are healthier and less prone to risky behaviors like binge drinking and cigarette smoking. They are also less likely to be overweight or at-risk for being overweight. To that end, we support programs nationwide that leverage tennis and education to help those in need, primarily through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network and also through our efforts to assist military heroes and individuals with disabilities.
We raise money to support these life-changing programs through donations as well as our Brick & Paver program and special fundraisers held throughout the year, including the US Open Opening Night Gala and Pro-Am events, and by connecting with other philanthropic and strategic partners.