CALTA Junior Recognition Program

    In 2002, CALTA announced the establishment of the
CALTA Junior Recognition Program,
designed to promote junior girls' tennis in our area,
support junior girls in their tennis activities,
help those with limited opportunities,
and reward exceptional achievement.

Through monetary grants we recognize ability and help train it,
we recognize effort and encourage it, we recognize achievement
and reward it, and we recognize need and try to fill the gaps. 
To date we have done everything from the basics of putting shoes on feet
and racquets in hands to funding lessons and clinics,
sending girls to tennis camps, and helping out with
tournament and travel expenses for the very serious. 
Recipients may use their grants for any tennis-related endeavor
although specific recommendations would be helpful. 

All Tennis Professionals and School Coaches in the Charleston Area
 are invited each year to submit applications on behalf of junior girls
 for CALTA's Junior Recognition Program. 
In September 2021, the CALTA Junior Recognition Committee sent
notifications to local tennis coaches and club professionals
and the nomination form was available here.

In October the Board met to review the nominations
and all 70 nominees were recognized.

Through 2021, the Junior Recognition Program
has recognized 490 junior girls and
has disbursed 840 grants totaling $210,900.

If you are a local teaching professional and know of a deserving young woman who you feel would benefit from our program, please use the nomination form available here each year in September to nominate your candidate. The requirements are straightforward: The nominee must be a junior girl currently living in the Charleston Area.   Please read the nomination form completely as you will need to have all the required information gathered before you begin.  Once you start the form, you must complete it and submit or you will lose your information.  Multiple submissions are encouraged.   Please note that a separate nomination form is required for each applicant.  If you are submitting multiple nominations, you are asked to prioritize them for us (i.e., 1st choice, 2nd choice, etc.).


    If you have any questions, please call Pamela Doggett, Chairman of the program, at 843-557-1179.