Tennis has always, and will forever be considered an elite sport and we love that, just not the cost involved for youth who are at risk or in unfavorable socioeconomic levels to play competitively. This has been a factor in not only dividing the rich from the poor but the middle class and minorities who account for less than 6% in youth tennis according to the USTA.
Economically disadvantaged schools and communities have fewer social and economic resources to invest in youth athletic programs than their more affluent counterparts. Families with higher disposable income can more easily afford "pay to play" athletic options for their children than lower-or middle-socioeconomic families.
If you are a junior player seeking sponsorship you can submit a #ThisIsMyTennis video story through our athlete sponsorship form. This Is My Tennis video stories must include why sponsorship is needed, as well as player highlights. Get creative with your video! This is your story, and it should accurately highlight your goals, dreams, hardships, and aspirations of becoming the next tennis superstar. Coaches may also elect a junior player in need of sponsorship. Junior players, under U14, are not eligible for sponsorship. Again, all junior players elected are highly assessed, must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average, and have played the minimum required number of competitive matches determined by age, State and, or Country. Grades are to be submitted quarterly to remain sponsored by Ascot Manor.
Athlete Sponsorship form: Click Here
We are currently accepting applicants from the U.S/Europe, ages U14-22.
Professional Tennis Video Production Contact: for
Kevin Losani here
All potential junior player submissions will be reviewed carefully to determine eligibility. Sponsored junior players are highlighted on our website and social media platforms. In addition to social media, success is documented on our blog and in company announcements. For questions regarding sponsorship requirements, please see below:
Match Grey Sponsorship- Through our one-for-one model, junior players will receive free Ascot Manor apparel
Ascot Red Sponsorship-Athletes will receive financial assistance for travel expenses, competition fees, and apparel (select items).
Ace White Sponsorship-Athletic sponsorship/endorsement and apparel for a year or more either directly through Ascot Manor or an Ascot Manor club member.