UNIVERSAL TENNIS FOUNDATION PROGRAMS
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The Universal Tennis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its federal tax identification number is 92-0791129.
2024 HURD AWARDS
Made possibly by a gift from the Hurd family, the Hurd Awards are player grants awarded annual. This year’s winners will be announced on March 10 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
APPLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS GRANT
The Scholars & Scores Count! High School Grants program supports tennis programs in schools with socioeconomic needs nationwide.
SUPPORT COMMUNITY TENNIS
The Universal Tennis Foundation supports community tennis throughout the country, including the East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring and Acing Autism.
Learn more about the hurd awards
2023 hurd award recipients announced
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Hurd Awards Council
Award recipients are evaluated by Paula Hurd (Chairperson of Universal Tennis Foundation & Member of Baylor's Board of Regents); Lindsay Davenport (former world No. 1 & 3-time Grand Slam singles champion); Tracy Austin (former world No. 1 & 2-time Grand Slam singles champion; Mary Joe Fernandez (former world No. 1 & 2-time Olympic doubles gold medalist); Peggy Michel (3-time Grand Slam doubles champion & Assistant Tournament Director of the BNP Paribas Open); Todd Martin (former world No. 4 & 2-time Grand Slam singles finalist); Gordon Uehling (former ATP pro & coaching advisor to Novak Djokovic); Stephen Amritraj (former ATP pro/coach); and Chase Hodges (UTR Sports Vice President).
How the foundation changes lives...
I am very pleased to continue this transition started by my late husband Mark and to partner with UTR Sports for these awards.
Mark Hurd was incredibly passionate about everything and did a tremendous job in tennis. He had a day job at Oracle, but his family and tennis were his passions. He gave so much back to college tennis.