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WTA Tennis




(Page last updated 5/11/09)

The Wisconsin Tennis Association offers a wide variety of grant opportunities to enhance the growth of the sport of tennis in the Wisconsin District.  The WTA Recreation Committee mission is to promote and grow grassroots tennis throughout the state of Wisconsin.  These grants can be used to create new tennis programs, and enhance junior programs, school programs, team tennis, adult tennis, community tennis associations and multi-cultural/diversity programs.

Established in 1991, the RC has awarded in excess of $150,000.

The WTA Recreation Committee proudly presents its grant recipients:

2009 Grant Recipients $22,000 Awarded

  Ashland Park and Recreation
  Baraboo Senior High School
  Burlington Community
  Cass Street CLC Boys & Girls Club
  Cathedral Elementary School
  City of Brillion Park and Recreation
  City of Oconomowoc
  Clintonville Park and Recreation
  Coulee Region USTA Jr. Team Tennis
  Elm Grove Recreation Department
  Elmbrook USTA Jr. Team Tennis
  Fort Atkinson Tennis Association
  Germantown Park and Recreation
  Gobecic/Iron Range Tennis Association
  Greendale Park and Recreation
  Holy Temple Christian Academy
  Jackson County CTA
  Jennifer Woyahn
  LaFollette Boys and Girls Club
  Lancer Tennis Camp
  Little Chute Park and Recreation
  Lodi Area Tennis Association
  Manitowoc Parks and Recreation
  Merrill Tennis Booster Club Association
  Neenah Park and Recreation
  Onalaska Park and Recreation
  PJ Jacobs Junior High School
  Port Washington Park and Recreation
  Prairie Du Chien Park and Recreation
  Racine Community Tennis Association
  Racine County Tennis Association
  Sheboygan County Tennis Association
  South Milwaukee Park and Recreation
  Stoughton Park and Recreation
  Sun Prairie Tennis Association
  Sussex Recreation Department
  United Sports Club
  Waukesha South High School Tennis
  Waunakee Park and Recreation
  Wendy Tauschek Teaching Professional
  Western Kenosha County

2008 Grant Recipients $22,000 Awarded
  Burlington Community Education
  Cathedral School
  City of Merrill Park and Recreation
  City of Monona Park and Recreation
  City of Onalaska
  City of Platteville
  City of Port Washington
  City of Sun Prairie
  City of Whitewater Park and Recreation
  Fort Atkinson Tennis Association
  Greater Eagle River Tennis Association
  Hartford Parks and Recreation
  Hurley Girls Tennis Program
  Iron Range Tennis Association
  Kimberly Parks and Recreation
  Kohler Recreation Department
  Lancer Tennis Association
  Lodi Area Tennis Association
  Madison Country Day School
  MequonThiensville Recreation
  Milwaukee Public Schools
  Monroe Parks and Recreation
  New London Park and Recreation
  Oconomowoc Park and Recreation
  Oshkosh Tennis Association
  Pewaukee High School
  Richland Center Parks and Recreation
  Sauk Prairie Recreation Department
  Senior Olympics
  Sheboygan County Tennis Association
  South Milwaukee Tennis
  Stoughton Park and Recreation
  Verona Recreation Department
  Waukesha Park and Recreation
  Waunakee Community Services
  Wauwatosa Recreation Department
  YMCA of the Northwoods

Total WTARC Grants approved 2007  $10,330

  Burlington Community Education Department
  South Milwaukee Recreation Department
  Sussex-Hamilton High School No Cut Coaches
  City of Beloit
  Village of Taylor
  Advantage Kids
  Ixonia Parks and Recreation Board
  Jefferson Middle School
  City of Jefferson Recreation Department
  Fort Atkinson Tennis Association
  Cottage Grove Recreation Department
  Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Department
  Bellevue Parks and Recreation Department
  Waunakee Village Center
  Ashland Leisure Services
  City of Platteville Parks and Recreation Department
  Manitowoc Two-Rivers YMCA
  Elm Grove Recreation Department
  Community Foundation of South Wood County/CTA Start-up
  Fitchburg Parks and Rec Dept 
  Wisconsin Senior Olympics

In 2006, the WTARC reviewed 15 grant requests and the committee approved $6,953.

Here is a list of the 2006 WTAMCP grant recipients

   Schroeder Branch YWCA 
   Ashland Leisure Services 
   Bellevue Pks. & Recreation 
   Jefferson Pks. & Recreation 
   Oshkosh Tennis Association 
   Howard Pks. & Recreation 
   Mequon-Thiensville Community 
   Cedarburg Community 
   Holmen Pks. & Recreation 
   Lancer Tennis Association 
   Waukesha Pks. & Recreation 
   Fort Atkinson Tennis 
   South Milwaukee Recreation 
   Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA 
   Village of Taylor 

In 2005, the WTARC reviewed 18 grant requests and a record amount requested $10,759. To date, the committee approved $9,279 in grants to:

   Ashland Leisure Services
   Baraboo Parks & Rec. Dept
   Bellevue Parks & Rec
   Burlington Community Ed
   Caledonia Parks & Rec Department
   Fitchburg Parks & Rec
   Fort Atkinson Tennis Assoc
   Holman Park & Rec Dept, Village of
   Iola-Scandinavia Community Tennis League
   Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA
   Mayville Rec Dept
   WTA - Special Needs Summer Program
   MPS Recreation Supervisor
   Oshkosh Tennis Association
   Peshtigo Parks & Rec
   South Milwaukee Recreation Dept
   Sturgeon Bay Park & Rec Dept

Here is a list of the 2005 WTAMCP grant recipients.

   YWCA of Wausau
   Oshkosh Tennis Association
   Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation
   Greater Madison Tennis Association
   Humboldt Park K-8 School Community Learning Center Milwaukee Public Schools
   Barbara Mueller
   Badger Racquet Tennis Club Milwaukee
   Ashland Leisure Services
   Joseph Battiste-Merrill Park Tennis Milwaukee
   Longfellow Community Learning Center Milwaukee Public Schools
   Kosciuszko Middle School Milwaukee Public Schools

Here is a list of the 2004 WTAMCP grant recipients

   Ashland Leisure Services
   Baraboo Hills Community Tennis Assoc
   Baraboo Parks & Rec. Dept
   Bellevue Parks & Rec
   Brillion Community Center
   Burlington Community Ed
   Central Wisconsin Tennis Assoc
   Fitchburg Parks & Rec
   Fort Atkinson Tennis Assoc
   Fox Valley Tennis Assoc
   Germantown Parks & Rec
   Greater Eagle River Tennis Assoc Inc
   Jackson Parks & Recreation Dept
   Mayville Rec Dept
   Mequon Rec. Program - Wheelchair Tennis Summer Program
   Milwaukee Public Schools
   Port Washington Park & Recreation Dept
   South Milwaukee Recreation Dept
   Sturgeon Bay Park & Rec Dept

Non-facility USTA Tennis in the Parks Grant grant recipients include the following in Wisconsin:
Implement New Tennis Formats
   Cottage Grove
   Sturgeon Bay
Hire certified tennis instructors
   Milwaukee (Merrill Park Tennis Assoc/Burnham Field)
Purchase equipment for underserved audiences
   New Berlin
Expand Facility Access through Creative Partnerships with Schools, Clubs
   Appleton (Antelope Community Tennis Association)
Develop a Community Tennis Association of Citizen Tennis Advocates
Train current tennis instructors, Program Administrators
   Menomonee Falls
Improve marketing, promotion of Tennis Programs
   Green Bay

Please note that grant monies are also available from the USTA as well as the USTA/Midwest Section. Contact Rick Luther or Nancy Massart if you need more info on these grant programs.