Princeton Tennis Program to offer fall season, college scholarships

The Princeton Tennis Program, a non-profit community-based organization founded in 1954 by Mercer County Tennis Hall of Fame charter members Eve Kraft and John Conroy, has two scholarship opportunities available for young people.

While the tennis program has been closed since March because of the coronavirus pandemic and the annual Princeton Tennis Classic was canceled, the organization is still offering the two scholarships that are awarded to junior-level tennis players at the event each year.  

The Bayard Jordan Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to at least one student who represents the spirit of Bayard Jordan. Applicants must be at least 12 years old and should love tennis, work hard, show good sportsmanship, and be good-will ambassadors for the game of tennis. The Princeton Tennis Program hopes to have a fall season this year. Each scholarship awarded will enable the winner to attend three fall-season tennis classes at no cost.

 A college scholarship will be awarded to at least one graduating high school senior who has committed to enrolling in college. Applicants for the Larisa Vaynberg Memorial Scholarship will be selected based on how well they represent the spirit of Larisa Vaynberg. Applicants should love tennis, work hard both in and out of school, show good sportsmanship, and be goodwill ambassadors for the game. Each scholarship awarded will be $1,500 to be used for college tuition.

The winners will be announced the first week of October. The deadline to apply is Sept. 14.

For more information about the Princeton Tennis Program visit ptp.org. To apply for a scholarship visit the links above for each scholarship.