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USPTA Foundation

Serving Tennis to Those In Need

The USPTA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Silver Rated Guidestar charitable foundation . Our mission it to fund programs that help economically disadvantaged people learn tennis. Our main groups are under served kids, wheelchair, and military service veterans and their families. 


Donations to the USPTA Foundation are tax exempt and can be check, paypal donate now, Amazon Smiles, or securities. Make your check  out to USPTA Foundation, and mailed to

USPTA Foundation
4125 Clarissa Lane
Salem OR, 97302.


Just Click the Donate Now button to make your contribution.

Use Our Amazon Smiles Link

And your shopping will help fund the Foundation. Just click the Amazon Smiles logo to access the Smiles page on Amazon. We will only receive credit if you first log into your Amazon account through the Smiles portal.


Our goal is to fully fund every one of our worthy requests.  This amount comes out to roughly 100,000 which is less than a $10 donation from everyone of our members.

Some of the Groups that the Foundation helps each year

  • Mardy Fish Foundation, FL
  • Aces & Austism, CA
  • Milwaukee Tennis & Education, WI
  • Push to Walk, NY
  • Tennis Thanks the Troops, VI
  • Tennis Outreach of Puget Sound, WA
  • Northwest Wheelchair, OR
  • Serving for Success, GA
  • Wounded Warriors, CA
  • And over 20 more each year

2017 Gift Recognition Ladder

Thank you to those who made gifts to the Foundation in 2017. Your generous donation will support programs that help economically disadvantaged people learn tennis.

Platinum Donor = $2500 and above
USPTA National
Playmate Ball Machines
10-S Supply

Gold Donor = $1000-$2499
Sterling Cut Glass
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
USPTA Southern
Wilson Sports
River Club Suwanee Georgia
KJ Hausman

Silver Donor = $500 - $999
Andre Agassi Foundation
Wyndham Vacations
Hyatt Grand Cypress
Har Tru
10S Tennis Supply
Athletic DNA
USPTA Northern California
Chuck Gill
Carol & Kirk Anderson
Nancy Cox
Randy Ortwein

Bronze Donor = $250 - $499
Gary Trost
Crunchtime Tennis
Cardio Tennis
Britt Feldhausen
Tom Breese
NY Philharmonic
Warren Lem
J Weston Reese
Keith Kanner
Kyle LaCroix
Charles A Gill

Patron = up to $249
Scot R. Acre
Patricia L. Allar
Greg Bamford
Peter Benko
Ken Blanchard
Dave B Corbin
Dennis Covington, CFP(R)
Gale Desrosiers
Andre Dupre!
Claude England
Jason R Grigg
Jonathan Hertlein
Peter Hoopes
Jimmy Jackson, Jr.
Naresh Kulendran
John R. Lambert
Ben Loeb
Camelia G. Marta
Loydd Price
Melinda J. Rabinowitz, MBA
Laura Rizzo
Richard K. Spurling
Randy Stephens
Tim Terell
Charles D. Lacy-Thompson
Jodi Veillette
Jorge Woog
Lee Cockerell
Pat Williams
Dan & Chip Heath
Frank Giampaolo
Allistair McCaw
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Ben's Deli
CP Vineyards
Havana Bob's
Tennis Channel
BATT Court Towel
Scott's Pizza Tour
Fuzzy Yellow Balls
Vulcan Grips
Jorge Capestany
Job Easier
Tennis Evolution
USPTA Florida
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center
Trish Faulkner/Nancy Onken
Lane Evans
Amy Badger
Brian McCoy
Greg R. Lappin
Pat Whitworth
Tracy Green
USPTA Eastern
Kie Foreman
Michelle Brown
Tom McGraw
Green and Associates Attorneys at Law
Ernest Cohen
Shaun Stamps
Scott Ford
Michael D. Levy, Sr
Andrea Barnes
Avis Murray
Bill Racho
Brad Leu
Carmen Garcia Jersild
Cheryl Lechter
Claude England
David Dvorak
Diane M Selke
Do It Right Sports
Don Gomsi
Donald T Aaron
Eric Mitchell
Gerry Maingot
Gregory Gonzales
Harry Gilbert
Jason Speirs
John Poske
Lauren Haase
Michael Pickett
Michael Sanders
Michael Thatcher
Moku'aina Images
Mrs . Angelica Flores LaGrang
Park Liu
Paul A Fontana
Phillip J Parrish
Rich Gross
Rob Horsch
Rod Zerni
Susan Brown
Susan Hites
USPTA Pacific Northwest
Wendy Grover
William Serues
William Weber
Patricia Faulkner
Ettore Rossetti
David Webb virtualterminal
Kristen Diels-Flager
Tamara Jarrett
Clarellen McFerran
David Bennett
Gary Heatwole
Margit Bannon
Michael Mercier
Katherine Nicholson
John Embree
Jim Murray, Jr
Billy Clark
Brantley Stone
Carolyn M Buck
Charlotte E Wylie
Christin Thurston
Conan Lorenzo
George Bedrosian
George Collier Tennis Academy
Gerald Berkheimer
Jack Veazey
Jennifer Gray
John Gruberg
Jonathan Davis
Joshua Michael Sturgis
Julie Campbell
Kathryn Beam
Kyle Allen
Langhorne Taylor Fazekas
Loyce Woods
Mark Pachtner
Michele Krause
Nancy Edwards Wong
Paul C Barbe
Paul Prah
Phyllis McGuire
Rita Michalko
Sam Vuille
Scott Ansay
Scott Petersen
Susan V Selke
Tim Sutherland
DONOR $49 and below
Algis Juodikis
Brett Taunton
Bunny Bruning
David Marquina
Gary Aasen
Jeffery Kinlaw
JP Consulting
Juan Garcia
Lynn Bender
Martha Bandy
R G Seymour
Venton Lee
Adam Blanford
Andrew Minnelli
Bruce Gullikson
Drew Robinson
Gaurav Misra
Greg Lesser
Jason Wilson
Joni Hannah
Joseph Donell
Joseph Dyser
Keith Richardson
Lisa Schaefer
Lori Dantonio
Nick Newcomb
Rita Dotson
Thomas A Kelly
David E Neuhart
Yuka Soule
Bernard Pence
Cheryl Connors
George Haley
James Oconnell
Janeen Traylor
Kendall Chitambar
Lisa Schreiber
Mauricio Ramirez
Pat Anderson
Pierre Clemont
Samuel Dibbins
Sherri Meaders
Thomas Cheatham
John Cornell
Andrew J Myers
Barbara Skurdall
Carol Jean Pletchette
Chadeth Phanthourath
Chelsea Underwood
Courtney Nagel
Dave Evans
Derek Ling
Donald Draper
Dorothy Lem
Dustin Goding
Erik Johansson
F/ -LU
Grant Rolley
Hassan Humayun
Karin Sobotta
Kelly Hesketh
Keyvan Maleki
Margareta Vamos
Milton Henry
Nicolas Fazio
Patricia Ouellette
Purcell Tennis Enterprises LLC
Tony Brock
Topspin Tennis LLC
Myra Bowie
Tig Templeton
Ron Gwyn
Randy Webb
Brian Rusche
Sid Newcomb
Air Mihai Kicks
Ben Simon
Carlos Cruz-Aedo
Charles Reisig
Christian Karlovits
Dane Fosgard
Devin Van Treeck
E.T. Digital Media, LLC
JL Tennis
John Perdew
Jooki Yoon
Julie Dybendahl
Karen Smith
Michael Gerard
Michael Gennette
Ohana Tennis
Paul Kid
Peggy Flynt
Philip Chau Su
Real Deal Tennis
Rhett Russell
Robert Hagen
Robert Pulver
Robin Keener
Timothy Buwick
William Glasgow
Dexter Walters
Scott Reid
Mark Cipollini
Alan Bohane
Christopher Shannon
David Newton
Grady Campbell
Rex Nyquist
Rick Klingbile
Steven Sarver
Michael Tucci
Samuel Lhotak
Jamie Hoffman

Please make your tax deductible check to the:
USPTA Foundation
USPTA Foundation
4125 Clarissa Lane, South
Salem OR, 97302.

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Foundation Board

Warren Lem, President
Nancy Cox, First Vice President and Treasurer
Christin Thurston, Secretary
Pat Whitworth, Vice President
Avis Murray, Vice President

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Find-a-Cure Rx Card

USPTA and Catamaran have made an agreement to offer a prescription drug discount card to USPTA members. It can save you up to 85 percent on your prescription costs (average savings are 35 percent, with most savings coming from generic medications). As a bonus, with every purchase, $1 is donated to the USPTA Foundation and $.50 is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Click here to download the card.

The card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including most of the major chains such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS*, Walmart and Target. It may be copied and reproduced for distribution to friends and family.

If you have any questions, call the Pharmacy Helpline at 877-459-8474.

* Some CVS stores have an informational field requiring an ID number to process the transaction. As these cards have no specific ID number, you may provide your phone number for that field.

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Apply for a grant

NOTE: There will not be a grant disbursement for round 1 of 2018.

The USPTA Foundation awards grants to programs that help economically disadvantaged people learn tennis. To qualify for a USPTA Foundation grant, your organization must:

  1. Provide tennis programs for underserved people/population OR
  2. Provide tennis programs for individuals with disabilities (all ages) with a life skills component for Adaptive Tennis programs AND
  3. Be a USPTA member in good standing and/or have a USPTA member on staff (click here to join)
  4. Submit an online application.

Local tennis organizations and programs can apply for grants even if they are not non-profits. The completed applications will be considered with equal footing alongside grant applications received from IRS-approved non-profit foundations.

For additional information about submitting a grant proposal, please send an email to Warren Lem ( or Nancy Cox (

Before you begin: Gather all needed information and documents prior to completing and submitting your application. The following documents should be in a digital format. You will need to attach them to this application. Grant applications will NOT be considered if the questions have not been answered completely with detail and/or the application submitted without ALL required documents uploaded at the time of the application submission.

  • Project budget (all potential income and projected expenses)
  • Most recent annual report (if applicable)
  • IRS form 990 (if your tennis organization is an IRS-approved non-profit)
  • IRS determination letter (if your tennis organization is an IRS-approved non-profit)
  • Current, relevant articles, testimonials or reviews about the organization's programs.
  • Two photos depicting your current program or a past program that represents your overall mission.

You will also be asked how you specifically plan to use the Foundation money. Please provide details of the project and how the program evaluates success. Include what the goals are, population served, number of people impacted, number of actual sessions, time frame of the program, background on the program, prior success or examples of others who have had success with a similar plan, and introspective assessment of the program.

To apply, click here: Grant application

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Grant Evaluation Criteria

  • Accuracy, completeness and timeliness  
  • Number of individuals reached and benefited
  • Start up or existing
  • Integrity
  • USPTA pro(s) involved (required)
  • Beneficiaries of funding-pros, administrators or players
  • Organizational budget (profit & loss) and project budget (how funding would specifically be used).
  • Individuals served and accessibility-fee or free, open to the public
  • Website-updated and accurate, program information included
  • IRS/990 review (where applicable)
  • Sustainability
  • Previous funding

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USPTA Foundation



Disbursement Schedule

There will not be a grant disbursement for round 1 of 2018


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