NETX Capacity Building Grant Request for 2020                                                           Modified: December 28, 2019

In 2020 NETX will increase participation in our tennis community by focusing on communication and bringing awareness of our CTA to Northeast Texas. We plan to do this by:

  •  Using Social Media and traditional PR to promote USTA-TEXAS

  • successfully motivating and providing incentives to our core of volunteer officers and board members

  • adding two new officers to increase our skills, resources, and idea base

  • providing resources, training and incentives for our league coordinators, Board, officers and member CTAs, interested teachers and parents and anyone who is helping grow our game for a lifetime

  • focusing on captains, coaches, Club Directors and other key players that help our leagues grow

  • promoting area tennis happenings like leagues, tournaments, Net Generation, club functions and The RBC Challenge, our Tyler based $80,000 WTA Professional Tournament,

​We request at least $7,000 for our 2020 calendar year:

  • ​​$1,500 – to increase participation from area schools at fun days associated with and spectating at the RBC Challenge. Help fund additional schools to field trip to our tournament associated playdays. Add new school activities like “Meet the Pro” assemblies.

  • $1,000 - Continue sponsoring RBC  Challenge at the Bronze, $2,500 level. (We budgeted $5,000 for this in $2019)
    We also sponsor the Hope Open for $1,000 (the last two years)

  • $1,000 - support and encourage our JTT Coordinator, in his second year, with special attention to retaining his expertise and compensating him for his off-court time.

  • $500 - support Adult league player recognition and especially encourage “first time” players, providing incentive to recruiting these players and developing Lone Star teams.

  • $500 - support JTT player recognition and especially encourage “first time” players, providing incentive to recruiting these players both to local professionals and fellow JTT players.

  • $500 – create new and support existing volunteer recruitment and recognition efforts in an effort to involve more individuals in our CTA happenings.

  • $500 – provide training and education opportunities for our two new officers and board members. Continue to make opportunities available to our other volunteer officers and board members.

  • $500 - support our bi-monthly board meetings which include meal and travel expenses for attendees

  • $500 - social media budget for our volunteer social media officer to continue increasing exposure and feedback from the NETX community by providing prizes or the like for participation in social media “likes” and responses and/or developing additional social media opportunities for the tennis community to connect, share, learn about and enjoy tennis and each other

  • $500 - website registration, hosting, migration and enhancement

  • $600 - CTA, Board and officers insurance through the USTA insurance program

  •  ? $1,000 – offsite team building for Board and officers and spouses. Improve our team effectiveness and motivation.

  • ? $0 -  $1,000 – NETX (dedicated) TSR bonus. NETX is the qualified CTA for one million people in 13 counties in North East Texas. We have nine population centers of 15,000 or more. Our area is 150 miles wide and 150 miles deep. TSRs are the backbone, hands, feet on the ground for USTA-TEXAS to promote and grow grassroots tennis. Laura is great. She is the metroplex TSR. When was the last time she was able to be in Athens, Henderson, Jacksonville, Longview, Lufkin, Marshall, Nacogdoches, Palestine, or Tyler? We, NETX, would happily contribute to the funding of a TSR dedicated to our one million Texans. ​

Thank you for your consideration.