The Berks County Tennis Fund developed the game of tennis in Berks County through programs that may include:

  • Creating community tennis programs in areas of the county not previously exposed to the sport; providing equipment and lessons to disadvantaged youth.
  • Fostering self-esteem in people with disabilities.
  • Running after-school or summer programs that promote fitness, health, citizenship, and leadership.
  • Mentoring programs that provide the means and opportunity for minority youth to participate in tournaments and higher levels of play.

The fund will provide approximately $10,000 annually in grant funding. The intent of the fund is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults of Berks County through the sport of tennis. Programs should promote and teach tennis as a lifelong leisure activity, a competitive sport, and a vehicle to develop skills in patience, self-discipline, and critical thinking.

Applications are due by March 15th. An advisory committee made up of local community members will review the applications and recommend the programs that will receive the grants. Grant awards will be announced no later than May 15th.

To apply, click on “Apply for a Grant” under the “Scholarships + Grants” section of the website menu.

To donate, click here.