Community providers play a critical role in delivering tennis programming to children across Southern California, often reaching underserved communities and serving as the first point of entry for budding young tennis players. As a tennis provider – including NJTL chapters and Community Tennis Organizations – programs within our Section receive essential benefits that help foster and maintain the growth of tennis in our local communities.
If you are interested in becoming a community tennis provider, USTA Southern California offers staff training, a detailed curriculum, and tennis equipment. Click below to learn more.
The community curriculum is a “Learn to Play” program with a focus on warmup, character development, athletic and tennis skill development, and play. Net Generation Red/Orange/Green curriculum available in English and Spanish.
USTA SoCal is available to help you or your organization become a Community Tennis Provider, providing training, curriculum, and equipment to help you get started. To inquire, use the form below.
The USTA Foundation’s flagship National Junior Tennis & Learning program (NJTL) supports local organizations that provide tennis development, wellness, and education enrichment to under-resourced youth. Across the country, there are approximately 300 NJTL chapters that reach nearly 200,000 youth on an annual basis. Students in NJTL programs show improved grades and better behavior, and are better positioned to attend college and be eligible for scholarships.
Southern California NJTLs
There are several Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) located throughout the Southern California Section. These are non-profit, volunteer-based organizations that support or provide tennis programming. The USTA offers vital benefits to CTAs, including low cost insurance and grant eligibility. For the player, these organizations provide ideal entry points for getting started in the game, offering safe and nurturing environments for youngsters to thrive.
Southern California CTAs