Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of USTA Serves is to support, monitor and promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education.
 

Overview

USTA Serves is the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, Incorporated.  USTA Serves is a not-for-profit entity that is dedicated to improving the quality of life among our nation’s youth and people with disabilities.  USTA Serves encourages children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.

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

USTA Serves 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
 
USTA Serves recognizes basic values embedded in tennis and education including fun, discipline, hard work, improvement and success;

USTA Serves promotes fitness, health, citizenship, leadership and self-esteem;

USTA Serves supports efforts in tennis and education that help disadvantaged youth and those with disabilities;

USTA Serves encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in sports and enjoy the many benefits of playing tennis;

USTA Serves is inclusive of people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds;

USTA Serves 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.

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