JUNIOR TENNIS GRANT 

GRANT GUIDELINES

 

The purpose of this grant is to aid competitive juniors who are aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings by assisting with their travel, training, and/or equipment expenses associated with junior tournament events.  

 

The grant application is open to all interested parties living in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton between the ages of 12 and 18. Applications are evaluated by a committee comprised of 1 Public tennis, Inc. (PTI) board member, the Team Tennis League Administrator, and 3 Team Tennis representative volunteers.

 

FUNDING

 

  •  The deadlines to apply are August 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Please select one deadline to apply. 
  •  All factual information requested on the application must be correctly stated.  In addition to the specific factual information requested on the application, the quality of written responses will be considered.  Applications, including supporting documents may be submitted via mail or email and must be postmarked by midnight August 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 if mailed or received by PTI on those same days/times if emailed.  Incomplete or untimely applications will be returned to the applicant.
  •  To be considered for a grant, players may not have any suspension points or other penalties imposed by any Tournament Committee or other administrative body.
  •  Guidelines will be followed unless exceptional circumstances warrant other consideration.
  •  Applications will be limited to one grant per year unless exceptional circumstances warrant additional consideration.
  •  Factors considered when evaluating applications: age, standings, annual improvement, number of events played, academic performance, income/financial need, other resources available.
  •  Further documentation such as tax returns and academic statements may be required.
  • Individual grant amounts range from $250 to $750.

 

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to contact their State High School Athletic Association and/or NCAA to determine whether or not the receipt of a grant from PTI will adversely affect their eligibility to compete on a high school team or as an individual in a high school event or on a college/university team.

 

IF A GRANT IS AWARDED

 

  • Grant recipients will be notified as soon as the Committee has reached a decision.
  • Grants will be awarded in the form of prepayment to vendors to address specific needs.  

 

Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement:         Grant applicants and recipients (Grantee),

including their agents and family members, in consideration for the determining of eligibility for and/or receiving such funds as named here, shall defend, save, hold harmless, and indemnify

Public Tennis, Inc. (Grantor) and its officers, employees and agents from and against all claims,suits, actions, losses,   damages, liabilities, costs and expenses of any nature, including court costs and attorney fees, resulting from or arising out of, or relating to this application and/or receipt of

funding.

 

Mail applications to:        or      Email applications to:

 

Public Tennis, Inc.

ATTN:  Maggie Collins              publictennisbluffton@gmail.com

13 Bow Circle #139

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

              

                 

PTI JUNIOR GRANT APPLICATION

 

Date: _______________

 

 

 PUBLIC TENNIS, INC. (PTI)

Junior Competitive Player Grant Application

Application Deadline = 08/01/16 If the application is not completed entirely, the application will not be reviewed.  

 

Name of Applicant _________________________Date of Birth_____________

 

Address________________________ City_______ State _____ Zip_________

 

Phone_________________________ E-mail Address ____________________

 

Guidance Counselor___________________________ Phone ______________

 

Name of Coach / Junior Program _________________Address _____________

 

City________________ State _____Zip_______ Phone__________________

 

E-mail Address _________________________

 

Current Grade Point Average_______________

 

Do you currently play on a High School tennis team? _______ If no, do you plan to in the future? ______

 

 

Current USTA South Carolina Section Rankings

 

Year _____________Age Division___________ Rank ___________

 

Current USTA National Rankings

 

Year_____________ Age Division___________ Rank ___________

USTA National Tournament record: (attach additional sheet if necessary)

 

Date_____________ Event________________ Results __________

 

Date_____________Event_________________Results___________

 

Date_____________Event_________________Results___________

 

Do you have an ITF Ranking? _________If so what is it? __________

 

AMOUNT REQUEST: ______________Needed by: _____________

Proposed Use of Funds Requested (check all that apply)

 

Training________Equipment/Gear______Travel______

 

 

Have You Requested Any Funds, Grants, or Scholarships from Other Sources for the Proposed Use Requested or any other Use? ______

If yes, please state the proposed use and amount requested from each entity listed below and indicate the amount received or approved:

 

Requested               Received              Sources of Additional Funds                                                                                                

                            (Approved)            (Name of Person or Organization)

 

_________            _________            ___________________________

 

_________            _________            ___________________________

 

Family Information  

 

Name of Father or Male Guardian: _______________________________

 

Name of Mother or Female Guardian: _____________________________

 

Applicant lives with (check any and all that apply):

 

Father: _______ Mother: ___________   Other(explain):_______________

 

Is either Parent disabled? ______   Specify disability: __________________

 

Is father employed? ___________  Occupation: _______________________

 

Is mother employed? __________  Occupation: ______________________

 

 

List others dependent on your parents’ or guardians’ support:

Name                    Age             School                    Grade

 

  1. _______________________________________________

 

2. ________________________________________________

 

3. _________________________________________________

 

4. __________________________________________________

 

 

Approximate 2015 Annual Family Income: $ ________________________

 

Additional remarks regarding why this applicant should be chosen for this grant:

 

_____________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________________

 

Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement:        

Grant applicants and recipients (Grantee), including their agents and family members, in consideration for the determining of eligibility for and/or receiving such funds as named here, shall defend, save, hold harmless, and indemnify Public Tennis, Inc. (Grantor) and its officers, employees and agents from and against all claims, suits, actions, losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses of any nature, including court costs and attorney fees, resulting from or arising out of, or relating to this application and/or receipt of funding.

 

I certify that the information in this application is true. I understand and agree that, if my child is selected, PTI has the right to use his or her name (but not any of the financial information being submitted) in any public announcements, press releases, and/or other fundraising efforts involving publicizing this grant program and/or other charitable activities of Public Tennis, Inc.   

 

 

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Signature of Parent Preparing Grant Application            Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JUST A NOTE TO LET ALL BOBCAT SUMMER CAMP ATTENDEES THAT YOU WILL REPORT TO THE BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR SUMMER CAMP. PREVIOUSLY YOU WOULD HAVE REPORTED TO PALMETTO BLUFF.  

 

CONTACT COACH BOB BROWN FOR MORE INFORMATION 843-290-2833

 


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Summer 2016 Bobcat   

Tennis Day Camps


Ages 5-17 – all levels divided by ability.                                                    


 

Weeks of June 20, 27, July 11*, 25*, Aug.8*

 

$60 per week M – TH (save 25%) or drop in rate of $20 per day

(24 hr. notice requested for “drop ins”) Reservations suggested.

Rain dates made up ON FRIDAYS.  All instructors insured.

Racquets provided if needed.

Early drop off available.  Camp is at Bluffton High School. 24 PER DAY LIMIT.

 

8:45      Drop off

9:00     Cardio Wake Up plus games

9:30     Stroke/Strategy of the Day

10:00   Drills of Skills

10:30   Match Play till 11:15 camp end.  End of day for 6 yr. old and under*.

 

 

A word from Camp Director Brown…………..”in 2011 we discovered a product perfect for families with varied vacation plans and lifestyles which require flexible times while at the same time offering high quality, fun instruction”.  Ages/skill levels divided.  Low instructor to student ratio.  Equipment/court(s) modified and provided where needed.

 

Staff

 

Di Seggie,

 PTR Professional has forty plus years experience including operating her own academy.  She has numerous awards, distinctions and specialty certifications.  She is “gifted” working with young people.

 

Robert Brown

 Certified PTR Professional, Local League Coordinator for Junior Team Tennis and Head Coach for the Bobcat Boys and Girls programs with over 200 wins.  He is a three time Coach of the Year and USTA National Finalist for the Starfish Award.

 

Leon Aragon

Certified USPTA Professional and Bobcat Tennis Coach.  Leon has held many prestigious teaching posts and has worked with top ranked players.

 

For more information contact Brown at 843-290-2833. blufftontennis.org 

* - At some point this Summer the courts at BHS will be resurfaced.  The marked dates are tentative.  Protecting against disappointing over 300 campers, I have been fortunate to secure courts at the beautiful Palmetto Bluff Resort for the wks. of July 4, 18 and Aug. 1.  Let me know if you need info on that camp. Same fun camp, different courts! 

Your postings are welcome.

Where are Public Courts in The Area (Links to Maps)?

Beaufort Public Courts

Bluffton Rec Center

Bluffton High School

Hilton Head Island - Chaplin Park

Bluffton Rec on Ulmer Rd. near public utilities have two courts which now have thanks to a 50% grant by PTI a beautiful new backboard.

Bluffton High School courts are open to the public subject to the use of the school and ongoing programs.  A calendar featuring any blocked times is posted at the courts.

Any Area child otherwise deprived of equipment, tournament entry fees, training/camp fees can apply for one time grant(s) at any time by e-mailing PTI here.