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Junior Tennis Scholarships

The ESPN Radio 1310 AM Junior Tennis Scholarship provides junior tennis players in the local community an opportunity to participate in local tennis programs by helping to remove the financial barriers associated with lesson costs. This year, Five $200 Scholarships will be awarded at the 2006 ESPN Radio 1310 AM Snowbound Open Tennis Tournament following the Men’s Singles Final.

The scholarships are possible though local businesses and individuals who sponsor the tournament each year (please see list of local sponsors below) and may be used in any local area tennis camp or program. 

The tournament in its 25 year is one of the Midwest’s premiere men’s tennis tournaments. Top ranked men tennis players in the United States, Canada, and the world will compete in the tournament at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The tournament will be held Jan-20-22, 2006. Admission is free to the public.

This Year’s Sponsors Include

Traverse City’s ESPN Radio 1310 AM (Title Sponsor)
Smith Barney
Brownwood Acres
Charter Communications
Corporate Title
Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation Associates of Northern Michigan
Sara Bergsma DDS, MS,
Paul Wieland
The Falconer Group,
Great lakes International Trading
Dr. J.P. Milliken MD
The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
The Grand Traverse Junior Team Tennis Academy
Steve Fisher
Sara Lee Bakery
The Used Car Factory
Mark Whiting DMD
Parsons/Ringsmuth PLC
Schmude Oil
East Bay Family Dentistry
Appraisal North
James A. Schmuckal, Realtor
Stifel, Nicolaus and Co.
Tenx Group, Inc

 Junior Tennis Scholarship Application

The Criteria for selection are:

1. A motivated junior, 18 or younger who has a high interest in playing tennis.
2. A junior who through financial means, has limited opportunities to participate in a tennis camp or program
3. A junior who exhibits good sportsmanship and character
4. A brief paragraph by the applicant explaining why he/she likes tennis
5. A brief (paragraph) recommendation by an adult (teacher, coach, friend, parent…) of why applicant should be considered for a scholarship.

Applicant’s name: _____________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s Name: _______________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

City: _______________________________ State: ___________ Zip: _______________

Home Phone: _________________ Work Phone:  __________________________________

Email Address: __________________________ Parent’s Email: ________________________

1. Have you ever attended a tennis camp/program?   ____ yes    ____ no

2. Are you currently in lessons?  ____ yes    ____ no   3. (If yes, how often? _____________)

4. Reason Financial assistance is needed__________________________________________



5. Why I like to play tennis_______________________________________________________







5. Attach a brief (paragraph) recommendation by an adult (teacher, coach, friend, parent…) of why applicant should be considered for a scholarship.

Please submit no later that January 13, 2006

(Contact Mick at 534-6776 or email at cmichalowski@gtresort.com with any questions)

Mail to: Chris Michalowski, ESPN 1310 Junior Scholarship Chairman, 1477 Fairwood Drive,
Traverse City, MI 49686