Empowering Youth Through Tennis

NJTL of Indianapolis is partnering with West Indy Racquet Club to host a day AND evening of fundraising activities that allow NJTL to follow Arthur Ashe’s vision to “…use tennis as a way to gain and hold the attention of young people in the inner cities and other poor environments so that we can teach them about matters more important than tennis.”

Raise Some Racquet in the Morning

9:00 am to 11:00 am at the West Indy Racquet Club at 4458 Guion Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. Get a workout and improve your game with a tennis bootcamp.

Raise some Racquet in the Evening

7:30 pm to 11:0 pm at the Hi-Fi, in Fountain Square at 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 4, Indianapolis, Indiana. Enjoy live music and DJs featuring the Cleptoz, DJ Slater Hogan, and Full Tilt, and a live auction of tennis items and activities including instruction sessions. 

Prices

$50 for Both Events

$45 Tennis Boot Camp Only

$15 Evening Music Event Only ($20 at the door)

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National Junior Tennis and Learning of Indianapolis

“Raise Some Racquet”  Sponsorship Opportunities

ALL SPONSORS will have a plaque engraved with their name mounted on an old-school wooden tennis racquet and hung on the wall at the West Indy Racquet Club!

Baseline Sponsor – $275

$275 provides full scholarships for four kids in the level one summer program.  Although we keep our prices low so tennis is affordable for almost anyone, there are families for whom even this is too much.  In the comments section of a 2016 scholarship request application, a parent wrote, Jane’s sister has leukemia.  I have been off work since October 2015 to care for her.  This has placed extreme financial hardship on our family.”  Sponsorships allow us to continue to offer financial assistance to deserving families like this.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on NJTL of Indianapolis website
  • Facebook post about the sponsor – sponsor may provide input to date and content of post
  • Banner / signage provided by the sponsor at either morning (at WIRC) or evening (at HiFi) section of the fundraiser.
  • Two tickets to the evening HiFi portion of “Raise Some Racquet”

Serve and Volley Sponsor – $500

$500 will pay one summer program instructor at a tennis court in an outlying part of the city like Decatur Township.  Our instructors are the backbone of our program!  One parent said in their end-of-summer survey, “The staff was kind and patient.  They encouraged the kids to try tennis … and made it fun.”  And having tennis instruction in many areas all around the city is important for kids whose families don’t have a car, have very little gas money, or lack easy access to public transportation. 

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on NJTL of Indianapolis website
  • Facebook post about the sponsor – sponsor may provide input to date and content of post
  • Banner / signage provided by the sponsor at the morning tennis clinic at WIRC and evening party at the HiFi.
  • Two tickets to the evening HiFi portion of “Raise Some Racquet”
  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on one NJTL of Indianapolis electronic newsletter

Overhead Smash Sponsor – $1,000 

$1,000 will allow us to offer after-school programming at the Martin Luther King Community Center.  In fall 2017, we plan to offer tennis AND educational enrichment activities.  Participants will learn about Arthur Ashe and be encouraged to see him as their role model as they spend time reading books, receiving homework help, doing volunteer work, and, of course, learning tennis.

Sponsor Benefits

  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on NJTL of Indianapolis website
  • Facebook post about the sponsor – sponsor may provide input to date and content of post
  • Banner / signage provided by the sponsor at the morning tennis clinic at WIRC and evening party at the HiFi.
  • Four tickets to the evening HiFi portion of “Raise Some Racquet”
  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on one NJTL of Indianapolis electronic newsletter
  • Sponsor logo on NJTL t-shirts which will be provided to more than 1,200 children and instructors in not only the summer program but also in the fall, spring and winter programs
  • Four tickets to the “Night At The Net” fundraiser in 2018.

Game, Set, Match Sponsor – $2,500

Tennis is an expensive sport – especially in the Midwest! Many middle-income families struggle to afford tennis instruction at tennis and country clubs, and for low income families, tennis would not be an option for their children without the help of organizations like NJTL of Indianapolis.  Your sponsorship allows us to offer affordable tennis instruction, including full and partial scholarships, for almost 30 kids. 

Sponsor Benefits

  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on NJTL of Indianapolis website
  • Facebook post about the sponsor – sponsor may provide input to date and content of post
  • Banner / signage provided by the sponsor at the morning tennis clinic at WIRC and evening party at the HiFi.
  • Four tickets to the evening HiFi portion of “Raise Some Racquet”
  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on one NJTL of Indianapolis electronic newsletter
  • Sponsor logo on NJTL t-shirts which will be provided to more than 1,200 children and instructors in not only the summer program but also in the fall, spring and winter programs
  • Eight tickets to the “Night At The Net” fundraiser in 2018.
  • One free tennis instruction session with your choice of tennis pros at the West Indy Racquet Club.

Hydration Sponsor – $3,500

Tennis players need to stay hydrated!  Take credit for helping them avoid dehydration AND let the tennis community know that you support NJTL of Indianapolis.

Sponsor Benefits

  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website on 150 Camelback water bottles.
  • Facebook post about the sponsor – sponsor may provide input to date and content of post
  • Banner / signage provided by the sponsor at the morning tennis clinic at WIRC.
  • Four tickets to the evening HiFi portion of “Raise Some Racquet”
  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on one NJTL of Indianapolis electronic newsletter
  • Sponsor logo on NJTL t-shirts which will be provided to more than 1,200 children and instructors in not only the summer program but also in the fall, spring and winter programs
  • Eight tickets to the “Night At The Net” fundraiser in 2018.
  • One free tennis instruction session with your choice of tennis pros at the West Indy Racquet Club.

Tennis Towel Sponsor – $1,500

Help Indianapolis tennis players avoid the scourge of sweatiness and let the tennis community know that you support NJTL of Indianapolis. 

Sponsor Benefits

  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website on 150 embroidered sports towels.
  • Facebook post about the sponsor – sponsor may provide input to date and content of post
  • Banner / signage provided by the sponsor at the morning tennis clinic at WIRC.
  • Four tickets to the evening HiFi portion of “Raise Some Racquet”
  • Sponsor name, logo and/or website address on one NJTL of Indianapolis electronic newsletter
  • Sponsor logo on NJTL t-shirts which will be provided to more than 1,200 children and instructors in not only the summer program but also in the fall, spring and winter programs
  • Eight tickets to the “Night At The Net” fundraiser in 2018.
  • One free tennis instruction session with your choice of tennis pros at the West Indy Racquet Club.

 

 

Up-Or-Down Sponsor – $300

Sign up for any of the above-listed sponsorships and for an additional $300 you can sponsor one of only a few rounds (three, four or five) of “Up-Or-Down” at the Hi-Fi!   You’ll receive the sponsorship benefits at your level PLUS your organization will be recognized by celebrity emcee Greg Rakestraw from the stage!

Raise Some Racquet Ticket Sign Up!