The Junior Tennis Fund of Sacramento is a collective giving organization that supports tennis programs for underserved children in the Greater Sacramento area, including Sacramento,
El Dorado, Placer, Yolo Counties and parts of San Joaquin and Solano Counties.
In 2021 JTFS granted over $8,000 to eight public high school tennis programs in our region. We encourage you to continue your financial support so we can expand our reach to more of the local high school programs. If you have not donated in the past, we welcome you to our donor base.
On behalf of Junior Tennis Fund Sacramento, we want to thank you for your donations, because of your generosity, we have touched the lives of hundreds of youth tennis players in our community. Our focus is on underserved youth whose families would not be able to afford tennis lessons or fees at private clubs.
Learning the sport of tennis gives young players a chance to develop life skills, community awareness, as well as learn the rules and techniques of a sport that they can play for a lifetime. With basic tennis skills high school aged players gain a positive peer group experience by participating on a school team and are motivated to be productive and, ultimately, graduate from high school.
In our first six years JTFS has granted over $34,320 to community youth tennis programs. The grantees have used the funds to provide scholarships to new players, provide equipment for their programs and continue to fund clinics at their facilities.
Thank you for your continued support,
JTFS Board: Brookes Byrd, Dan Dorazio, Carol Rose, Matt Z’berg
WHAT DOES JUNIOR TENNIS FUND SACRAMENTO DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY?
We help to engage more young tennis players in the format and social aspects of the game
We focus on under-served areas of our community to bring tennis to those specific areas
We support tennis programs throughout the community with funds, as well as resources we can gather from our fellow tennis players, i.e., clothes, rackets, ball hoppers, etc.
We support high schools and recreation programs by advertising their specific needs to the community
JTFS is a clearinghouse of sorts for everything tennis!
Yearly grants to Recreation and Park Districts to enable tennis clinics for first-time youth players
Fund clinics for beginning players who cannot afford paid lessons. These clinics have been staffed in the past by the UCD Men’s players
$1000 grants to area high schools (12 so far) to help them update and accumulate the best equipment. Rackets, balls, teaching tools, etc. We do not encourage teams to update nets (a school asset) and uniforms (yearly expense).
We can do all these things because YOU keep us on your donations list.