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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

Congratulations to Gabby Goyins from Pensacola and Cameron Wilcoxin from Lake City. These two YTF-Sponsored players attended the Ed Krass College Tennis Academy Camp December 11th & 12th, 2021 at the Beerman Family Tennis Center in Lakeland.

 Congratulations to the first of the 2021 Youth Tennis Foundation Kelley Award winners! Read more here.

 Two YTF-sponsored players just returned from the Ed Krass College Tennis Academy Camp in December in Lakeland - Read more here.

 Youth Tennis Foundation board members have been busy with all over the state with tournaments. Check out the results from the Men's Division II and Small College Championships as well as the Women's Bedford Cup and the Men's Bedford Cup.

 In honor of Bobby Curtis' dedication to the YTF and Florida tennis, the Youth Tennis Foundation is pleased to announce the Bobby Curtis Junior Elite Program. More information coming soon.

 YTF sponsors Pensacola Sports' summer program Racquet Roundup for the 12th year. Read more here.

  Tennis-4-Everyone is back at it in Pensacola starting kids on their tennis "careers" with YTF to thank for sponsorship. Read more here.

Each year YTF awards scholarships in the name of John Van Ryn for outstanding support of youth tennis to a few fortunate recipients. See this year's list here.

It is that time of year again when promising, young tennis players are awarded scholarships to the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, FL this summer. See the latest recipients here.

The Youth Team Tennis activities are happening at LCCCTA (Lake City Columbia Community Tennis Association). Read all about it here.

Great things are happening in Lake City, FL at the LCCCTA (Lake City Columbia Community Tennis Association) thanks to some support from the YTF. Read all about it here.

Congratulations to Pensacola YTF Scholarship recipient Maggie Eddins, who attended the Ed Krass College Tennis Exposure Experience held December 12-13, 2020 at the Beerman Family Tennis in Lakeland, FL. Read more here.

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