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About Us

diverse-hands-painting-webThe Southern California Tennis Foundation is the Charitable Foundation of the USTA Southern California section. The Southern California Tennis Foundation is a not-for-profit entity that is dedicated to improving the quality of life among our nation’s youth and people with disabilities. Thes Foundation encourages children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.

The Southern California Tennis Foundation supports organizations that use tennis as a vehicle to help at-risk children finish high school and qualify for college scholarships. The Southern California Tennis Foundation targets people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Southern California Tennis Foundation is proud of its commitment to ensure that the game of tennis is available to everyone regardless of their ability level. It welcomes organizations that use tennis as a vehicle to instill increased self-confidence, social skills and a sense of camaraderie with each other, the volunteers, and family members.

Guiding Principles

  • The Southern California Tennis Foundation recognizes basic values embedded in tennis and education, including fun, discipline, hard work, improvement and success;
  • The Southern California Tennis Foundation promotes fitness, health, citizenship, leadership and self-esteem;
  • The Southern California Tennis Foundation supports efforts in tennis and education that help disadvantaged youth and those with disabilities;
  • The Southern California Tennis Foundation encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in sports and enjoy the many benefits of playing tennis;
  • The Southern California Tennis Foundation is inclusive of people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
  • The Southern California Tennis Foundation encourages children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.

Goals

  • To reach as many disadvantaged youngsters as possible, through tennis and education.
  • To broaden scholarship programs for those who seek to enhance their lives through tennis and education.
  • To provide at-risk youth with positive role models, academic assistance and life skills that will help prevent substance abuse, violence and school dropouts through structured, neighborhood community tennis.
  • To encourage success and self-esteem in individuals with disabilities.
  • To increase funding and expansion of community programs to support the inclusion of tennis as a motivator in school achievement.
  • To be a resource to other organizations seeking support and guidance in developing programs that include tennis supporting the guiding principles.