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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

 Lake City Columbia Community Tennis Association (LCCCTA) has been awarded a $1500 grant to further the development of events and activities in their Association. Read more here.

 The 2019 Junior Team Tennis Scholarships have been awarded. Check back here as we update the list of these athletes.

 The Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida has supported Pensacola Sports Racquet Roundup for kids in Northwest
Florida. For the 10th year, we've sponsored this summer fun event to get racquets in the hands of kids.

90 players attend the first annual YTF sponsored Small College Tournament in Lakeland, FL.

Lake City Columbia Community Tennis Association expands their tennis programs through a YTF grant in 2018 reaching more than 100 kids!

Congratulations to four Miami Hurricanes who claimed titles at this year's Bedford Cup!

Pensacola Sports 2017 Racquet Round-Up A Success!! See photos and read more here....

The Police Athletic League of Palatka, FL will be starting a new program in area parks for children to learn tennis skills thanks to a partnership with YTF and The Joy of Tennis Youth Academy. See photos and read more here....

Pensacola area Community Centers are offering after-school programs that include tennis instruction too. The program, called Tennis-4-Everone, has been a sucess at Fricker, Gull Point, E.S. Cobb, and Woodland Heights Community Centers. See photos and read more here....

Pensacola Sports 2016 Racquet Round-Up Draws Over 500 Kids to the Courts See photos and read more here....

YTF recently received an update from a project completed in 2010 that is still going strong! See more information here...

YTF Board Member's Interesting Career:   Growing up with four brothers, Sue Zipay assumed all girls were athletic and could naturally throw a baseball or serve a tennis ball. See full story here...

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