NC Tennis Foundation

Grants & Scholarships

The NC Tennis Foundation offers many grant and scholarship opportunities for under-resourced programs and participants throughout North Carolina.


2022 Junior Development Grant

Deadline:  September 30, 2022

2022 Saunders-Langford Junior Development Grant

Deadline:  September 30, 2022

2023 JL Stacks NJTL Grant

Deadline: January 31, 2023

2022 Emily H. Preyer New Program Grant

Deadline:  April 18, 2022

2022 Summer Camp Scholarship

Deadline:  April 18, 2022

2022 Emily H. Preyer College Scholarship

Deadline:  May 2, 2022

2022 High School Team Grant

Deadline:  August 1, 2022

High Fives

Our Endowments

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JL Stacks NC NJTL Endowment

In memory of her late husband, J.L. Stacks, Jean Stacks Harrold established this fund to epitomize a life well-lived and to make available to underserved NC NJTL youth, tennis & education opportunities that would have been beneficial to JL as a young tennis player. No surprise that J.L.'s humility, strength of character, and firm work ethic exhibited in his personal life also carried over to his professional life - and on the tennis court!

Emily H. Preyer Family Endowment

The NC Tennis Foundation completed a capital campaign raising over $1.7 million in 2006. A portion of that money went to help create a new NC Tennis Hall of Fame which opened at the Harold T. and Mildred F. Southern North Carolina Tennis Center in 2008.

A main focus of the campaign was to create the NC Tennis Foundation Emily H. Preyer Family Endowment Fund.  The NC Tennis Foundation offers grants annually from the endowment or gift fund.

Saunders-Langford Endowment

The Saunders-Langford Endowment provides juniors the opportunity to experience tournament tennis and reap the benefits of competing and developing lifelong relationships. This endowment provides need based grants to players from small North Carolina communities to help them participate in tournaments.

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Interested in Starting an NC Tennis Foundation Endowment?


Additional Grants of Interest

Tennis Serve

USTA North Carolina

NC Tennis Foundation Sister Organization

Southern Tennis Foundation

Charitable Arm of USTA Southern

USTA Foundation

Charitable Arm of USTA


Sister Organization of USTA Foundation


"NC Tennis Foundation helped us start our NJTL four years ago and have continued to advise and support us each year since then. Their staff introduced us to the ACE curriculum, helped train our volunteers, gave us advice about grants, and provided us with great prizes for our contests."

Karen Holbrook, Brunswick County Tennis Association NJTL