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2018 National Wheelcats Give Back Program                              

Tennis Guidelines


Tennis is an individual sport and is part of the NWC “Give Back” program.


In addition to the individual sponsorship, there is now a set team schedule for individuals that meet the requirement for team travel     (4+ players).

Requirements for team travel  ( team schedule is on the tennis page)

 Participate in 75 % of practice in Murfreesboro and 75% of the team schedule.
Only 8 hours of give back are required for team members.
 4 or more players must travel together to an event representing the NWC
Cost of team travel WILL NOT be deducted from the individual amount received yearly.  Gas will be reimbursed once receipts are received.
All veteran team players will be ask to attend and mentor new players at matches and during travel
The sport director will make all travel arrangements for team travel.
Special consideration will be given to team members on use of individual funds ( i.e. international travel)
Contact Kelly Weise if you plan to participate in team travel
Deadline for Sign up for team travel will be May 1


With individual sponsorship, each athlete is eligible for 3000.00$ of funding to participate in tennis tournaments, clinics or camps in the Unites States and Canada.   Tournaments/ camps/ clinics must be reputable and within reason of travel and funding.  Food and beverage expenses will not be reimbursed.


As part of the Give Back program each athlete will need to volunteer 12 hours ( 8 hours for team members) of time to the NWC tennis program.  Opportunities will include conducting kids and beginner clinics, serving meals at the MCC, helping at the tournament desk, exhibition matches, and attending other NWC events.  The director will email the link for you to sign up for dates and times starting in Feb.  Eight hours of your “give back” service must be completed by July 1, 2018.


All funding will be by reimbursement.  Athletes will need to complete the individual sponsorship application (one tournament per application and no more than 45 days in advance) found on the NWC website and submit to the tennis sport director, Kelly Weise.  IF reimbursement is an issue, you may contact Kelly to discuss the options.


Once athletes get approval of the sponsorship request, athletes are responsible for making their own accommodations. If plans change and YOU DO NOT attend the tournament, please let Kelly know asap.


7.Original receipts from sponsored events must be received within 2 weeks after the conclusion of the event.  If original receipts are not received, future request will not be approved. Scans or Photos of receipts will not be accepted. (original receipts only)


The sport director will mail you a form to complete to attach receipts and mail back in for reimbursement.   You should receive this before the event starts.


The NWC have the right to revoke sponsorship of any athlete that shows inappropriate behavior at practice, clinics or during sponsored travel. Any player that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol at NWC events will lose sponsorship.


 All sponsored athletes are expected to play in the Music City Classic and to help with donated supplies and auction items.


Funding for athletes that participate in multiple individual sports will be at the discretion of the board.  The total 3000$ may not be available per sport. There will be limited funds for athletes that participate in various NWC sports. 


All NWC guidelines apply for any sponsored athlete.