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Kramer Future Champions Grant Application

The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation (“SCTAF”) (formerly known as the Pacific Southwest Youth Foundation) is the charitable and philanthropic entity of the Southern California Tennis Association and is a 501(C) (3). SCTAF’s mission is “to promote and develop the growth of tennis in Southern California” by supporting community based grassroots tennis and education programs and deserving junior players with financial grants.

SCTAF currently maintains two grant programs for individual juniors: The Kramer Future Champions Grant (“Kramer Grant”) and the Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Grant (“Talbert Grant”) (collectively, “Grants”). Juniors funded by SCTAF must reside within the Southern California section and must be members of the USTA. Applications for Grants are reviewed by the SCTAF Grant Review Committee of the SCTAF Board of Directors (the “Committee”).

The Kramer Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8 and 18 who show significant promise, aspire to collegiate or professional tennis and demonstrate financial need, to compete in national or sectional tournaments, with the typical grants ranging between $800 and $1200.

The Talbert Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8-16 who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to improving their tennis, but whose families lack the resources to cover the cost of summer tennis camp tuition and fees. Preference is given to those juniors currently enrolled in NJTL programs, after school or Junior Team Tennis programs during the academic year who wish to continue playing during the summer. The typical grant ranges between $500 and $800.

Tellez Plays El Cariso Summer Classic Tennis Tournament

Congratulations to the 2016 Kramer Future Champions Grant Winner Rodan Tellez winning at the El Cariso Summer Classic Tennis Tournament!

Kathy and Wayne Bryan Inducted Into Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame

William “Bill” Rombeau Inducted Into Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame

Jeanie Buss and Jerry Buss Inducted Into Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame

Brian Teacher Inducted Into Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame

Pam Teeguarden Inducted Into Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame

Jimmy Connors, Tracy Austin, Pam Shriver – A Hall of Fame Gala to Remember!

Hall of Fame_2015__075     Jeanie Buss and Jimmy Connors

On a night full of them, here are some selected quotable highlights from Sunday’s SCTA Hall of Fame Gala Induction evening held at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. It was a sell-out crowd and one of the most memorable Hall of Fame gala’s the SCTA has ever celebrated.

Master of Ceremonies Pam Shriver did a masterful job introducing all the presenters, who then introduced the Class of 2015 honorees: Kathy and Wayne Bryan, Brian Teacher, Jeanie and Dr. Jerry Buss, Bill Rombeau and Pam Teeguarden. Read More→

Memorable SCTA Hall Of Fame Induction

The Southern California Tennis Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner was held on September 20th at the Riviera Country Club, in Pacific Palisades. The venue was the perfect setting for the attendees to spend time to catch up and share reflections about all the accomplishments of the honorees.  “Family” was the theme of this year’s gala, which is the reason that Wayne and Kathy Bryan, Jerry and Jeanie Buss, William “Bill” Rombeau, Brian Teacher and Pam Teeguarden were recognized.

2015 Hall Of Fame Inductees

2015 Hall Of Fame Inductees

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