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Our Mission

Established in 1962, the Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida Inc. is a nonprofit organization that offers support for the development of youth tennis in Florida. Our primary goal is to introduce children to the many benefits of tennis, and, among other things, we provide scholarships, grants and awards to deserving players, coaches and tennis facilities.

The YTF is a qualified 501 (c) (3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. We strive to find ways to better the game of tennis in the state and welcome your suggestions and your requests. We are particularly interested in novel programs, such as a rural initiative, to reach out and find those niches which are not currently being serviced by the Florida Tennis Association's various programs.

The YTF is an independent organization which presently consists of a Board of Directors with diversified and varied backgrounds who come from all over the State of Florida to represent each of the 8 USTA Florida Regions. We are actively looking to add creative, dynamic and energetic people to our group.

Contact us to learn more about the YTF and our goals to brighten futures.



Latest News

 The first Jan Van Ryn award has been selected for 2023! Find out who here.

 YTF Board member Jeff Chambers received a request from the St Pete Tennis Center for some junior equipment. This public tennis facility does not receive much outside funding, including the City of St Pete, and they do particularly good things for beginning level, low income kids with minimum support. YTF approved $410 to assist the facility with the cost for junior tennis balls and junior practice nets.

 YTF sponsored another year of Women's Bedford Cup Tennis in Fort Myers, FL. Read more here.

 A group of Daytona, FL area youth were sponsored by the Youth Tennis Foundation to attend the Embry Riddle Tennis Summer Camp. They learned the game of tennis while having fun! Read more here.

 Congratulations to the lastest YTF-sponsored tennis players to attend the Chris Evert Tennis Academy. Read more here.

 In July 2022, the Youth Tennis Foundation held their annual board meeting in Vero Beach, FL. The board also celebrated 60 years of supporting Florida youth in tennis. Read more here.

 Pensacola Sports' Racquet Round-up is back for the 44th year in Pensacola thanks to support from Youth Tennis Foundation. Read more here.

 YTF is proud to sponsor youth clinics in Jacksonville at the CT Brown Tennis Center. Read more and get information here.

 The Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida (YTF) sponsored the First Annual Battle at the Breeze Junior Varsity Tennis Tournament held February 10-12, 2022 at Shoreline Tennis Complex in Gulf Breeze. Read more about the tournament here.

The postponed 2021 Women's Division II Tournament was held February 7-9, 2022 in Tampa. Read the results here

Two St. Leo University bound tennis players have been awarded the John Van Ryn Scholarship Award.Read more here.

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