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Wisconsin District Awards

May 28, 2009 10:04 PM

Congratulations to the communities that have received awards, acknowledgement and grants for the 2009 season!

Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation
The USTA has awarded the Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation $50,000 for its continued mission and success in providing education and life skills development with the sport of tennis in Greater Milwaukee.  Children in the program are afforded an opportunity to attain educational excellence, personal discipline, and a life-long skill set from learning and playing the game of tennis.  Since 2002, MTEF has won numerous awards for its TEAM (Tennis, Education, and Mentoring) program, the USTA National NJTL of the Year Award and the USTA/Midwest Section NJTL of the Year Award.

This prestigious award is part of the USTA initiative awarding over $500,000 to 54 non-profit organizations throughout the country.  Eight organizations received a combined total of $295,000 in Community Partnership Investment grants, given to organizations seeking to establish community based partnerships to grow the game of tennis.  The USTA will award another half million dollars in August to additional organizations who are committed to increasing tennis participation, well-established in their communities, support tennis programming and foster diversity among participants.

Oshkosh Tennis Association
The Oshkosh Tennis Association has received a USTA Program/Project Support grant of $2500.  This award is funded to support general tennis programming, project and equipment needs. 

The USTA has awarded 46 organizations throughout the country totaling $250,000 in project grants.

Oconomowoc Community Tennis Association
Congratulations to the OCTA for being named a Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center for 2008.  This prestigious recognition is awarded by the Tennis Industry Association, the USTA and the Racquet Sports Industry Magazine in recognition of facilities, programs and efforts to grow the game by creating a positive tennis experience for the community.

Wisconsin Recipients of Midwest Youth Tennis and Education Foundation Grants
Congratulations to the Wisconsin District Communities that have received Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation Grants:
Community Tennis Association-Friends of Tennis- $3000
Lodi Area Tennis Association-$1000
Manitowoc Park and Recreation and Manitowoc Two Rivers YMCA-$1500
Oshkosh Tennis Association-$1000
School District of Black River Falls-$1000
Sheboygan County Tennis Association-$2000
Sun Prairie Tennis Association-$2500
Watertown Youth Team Tennis-$1000
Waunakee Village Center-$750
Western Kenosha County Tennis Association-$2000
Established in 1992, the Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation Inc. (MYTEF) is dedicated to supporting youth tennis programs and activities throughout the USTA/Midwest Section.  As the charitable and philanthropic entity of the USTA/Midwest Section, its mission is: “To develop the life skills of youth through tennis and education”.