This fellowship was established in November 2013 by the Northeastern Ohio Tennis Foundation and amended in 2019 to reward tennis players who have volunteered in the tennis industry. Students that have shown ability, passion, attitude and a proven record of volunteering to grow the game of tennis in Northeastern Ohio tennis district are urged to apply.
Each year the Northeastern Ohio Tennis Foundation will award one $500 gold ball award, two $250 silver ball awards and up to four $100 bronze ball awards to eligible graduating and/or graduated (180 days) high school USTA members. All award winner’s must have concluded their eligibility with the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Students who are current members of the USTA, have volunteered in the Northeastern Ohio district and plan to attend an accredited college, university, trade school, join the military or have plans to pursue a professional tennis career are eligible to apply.
Awards may be conferred in both January and in July.
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