UTAH TENNIS FOUNDATION
The Utah Tennis Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1987. This organization, which works closely with the Utah Tennis Association, seeks to open doors to players who might not otherwise be able to afford the sport of tennis. Through our fundraising efforts and donations, the Utah Tennis Foundation is able to help over 1000 players a year.
The Foundation helps our most competitive junior players by assisting them with funds for National and Sectional out-of-state tournaments and player development camps. Players looking to gain more experience through clinics at their preferred facility, but lacking in the ability to pay for these lessons, can apply for help through the Foundation. At any given time, the Foundation supports 6-10 players with their training fees, and covers local tournament entry fees in order to allow them the ability to compete.
The Foundation also focuses on diverse non-traditional communities and works with other allied organization to provide community outreach and tennis playing opportunities to wheelchair tennis, adaptive tennis programs, kids at risk, and underserved youth in the community. Grants to rural communities to enhance their tennis opportunities are a large part of the outreach and support from the Foundation.
The major source of funding for the Utah Tennis Foundation comes through the partnership with the Of Love Foundation – and the Ardene Bullard Of Love Memorial Tournament. The Utah Tennis Foundation has partnered with the Of Love Foundation to raise money for both the Foundation, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The “Of Love” Tournament week, which culminates with a drawing for a trip for two to the US Open is an enormous community event and tournament. The final day of the tournament ends with a silent auction and exhibition. The Foundation thanks the partnership with the University of Utah for donating their courts, along with the Salt Lake Tennis & Health Club. The Of Love tournament could not take place without these great community partners.
With your continued support, we can bring the great sport of tennis to everyone in our state. Please consider making a donation today!