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November 7, 2012

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1 previous review
February 9, 2011

As a repeated volunteer photographer for NJTL's annual banquet, I have worked closely with several NJTL personnel, both full time administrative and other volunteer persons. At all times they have be... more

November 7, 2012

I have been involved as a volunteer with the administrative end of NJTL of Indianapolis for several years. While I have little experience with the actual programs, I have worked closely with them on event production. The passion and dedication of the administrator’s, board members and volunteers is unbelievable. Their true commitment to this worthy cause shows through with honest sincerity. A great group of people, one and all. Keep up the good work.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 9, 2011

As a repeated volunteer photographer for NJTL's annual banquet, I have worked closely with several NJTL personnel, both full time administrative and other volunteer persons. At all times they have been friendly, courteous, helpful, and display a genuine devotion to serving the community through tennis related activities. During these annual banquets I have been witness to the results of the efforts of the NJTL. Seeing the faces of kids that are being honored is enough to know the value of NJTL’s work.

Also, by listening to adults who are past participants in NJTL, it is obvious this kind of involvement with kids has a lasting, positive impact on their lives. 100% of these alumni said the NJTL had become their family and made them better people and better members of the community. Many had given back through tennis and beyond. There is no greater proof than that.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

talking with current and past participants about their experiences and lasting impact.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them with funding and support to maintain and expand their work.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

none

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

yes, meet new people and see the result of the work done.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

humbled.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 7, 2012

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November 7, 2012

My son has never been very interested in group sports. After trying several activities I thought there just wasn't anything out there for him to help him gain confidence and grow with good sportsmanship. I was told about NJTL in the summer and thought why not. To my surprise he loves tennis. His confidence is getting better. He jumped up and down when I told him that the program was also offered in the fall. With out NJTL being offered at such affordable prices I can honestly say that I wouldn't have put him or even try to register him for tennis lessons. Thank you NJTL for keeping this great sport affordable and available for all children.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 7, 2012

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November 7, 2012

My son learned to play tennis with the Indianapolis NJTL at 5 years of age, he still participates and made his Middle School Team. The NJTL has been a wonderful opportunity for him and I encourage other parents to seek out the NJTL.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 7, 2012

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November 7, 2012

I have known and worked with the senior leader of NJTL of Indy for 35 years and she still has the heart & passion for supporting children's lives thru the Game of tennis. She clearly understands the Game as more than a game--to be used for the greater good to all. NJTL of Indy has consistently been one of the top NJTL chapters in the U.S. year after year after year.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 7, 2012

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November 7, 2012

I have volunteered at NJTL for the past couple of years. What a great group to work with. Their passion for kids and tennis is tremendous. They truly care about the kids' education and want them to fall in love with the sport they love...tennis! I volunteered at their annual Rally Day and the joy on the kids' faces is priceless! It is an organization worth investing your time and money!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 6, 2012

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1 previous review
February 9, 2011

I have been a volunteer for NJTL for three years and have seen what good work they do for the children of Indianapolis. They not only focus on the physical part of the program but also the nutritional... more

November 6, 2012

I have volunteered for NJTL for five years. My experience with them has been excellent. They work hard, come up with different fund raising ideas and always are pleasant. I know that they have grown their tennis program so that more kids who cannot afford other tennis programs can participate.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 9, 2011

I have been a volunteer for NJTL for three years and have seen what good work they do for the children of Indianapolis. They not only focus on the physical part of the program but also the nutritional part, which is very important also. They care about the kids and want to make it so they have fun and learn tennis, values and nutrition at the same. It is important to keep the kids busy in the summer and this program does that at minimal cost.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My work as a volunteer.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not make any changes. They are doing a good job.

May 12, 2012

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1 previous review
February 24, 2011

I worked for NJTL the summers of 2005-2009. Because of NJTL, I was able to teach very affordable instructional tennis to youth of the inner city ages 6-18. The most striking memory I have of these sum... more

May 12, 2012

I have the pleasure to work with NJTL of Indianapolis for another summer of tennis! This past winter of 2011, I taught anything from 5 year olds through 18 year olds. My experience was great! I worked with other talented instructors with both high school and collegiate tennis experience. We taught and reinforced fundamentals, strategies and concepts of the game while also implementing life skills and healthy living instruction. Parents enjoy the low cost of our program as well as instructors who genuinely care about their children. While our program is not as strong as others in terms of developing ranked tennis athletes, I do believe our program has the best mission of all of them... and we are beginning to form a stronger advanced program with athletes now emerging to play competitive varsity high school tennis. I am a proud instructor for Indy NJTL. My life-changing story has been a girl I taught my first summer in 2005 who is now playing for her high school team -- varsity 2 singles.

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2008 NJTL of the Year

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching children I taught their 4th and 5th grade years go on to play in high school... as well as proudly watching them grow into fine teenagers who are already giving back to their communities!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them organize and fund an after-school program for inner-city youth interested in tennis. In Indianapolis, I would like to see these specific high schools get stronger with the help of NJTL: Manaul, Arsenal Tech, Broad Ripple, Arlington and Beech Grove.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None at this time.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have several close ties to those I have worked with at NJTL. The instructors from 2006-2009 are very close and still keep in touch with each other. We went to colleges in at least 3 or 4 different states yet still keep in contact and report to each other on how our former students are doing. It's amazing. Some of us played in college, some of us did not -- what has brought us all together has been our love of the game and passion for introducing the game to others... Moreso, the people behind the scenes working in the office (2008-2012) namely Nancy, Steve, Julie, Mandy, Kristen and Vonda -- have made incredible and indispensable impacts on this organization. They have worked together and provide support for one another. They're great people to work with and I wouldn't have it any other way.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

No words for how this organization changed my life... It's been amazing.

February 24, 2011

I worked for NJTL the summers of 2005-2009. Because of NJTL, I was able to teach very affordable instructional tennis to youth of the inner city ages 6-18. The most striking memory I have of these summers is spending time with kids who were often in daycare programs... some of them up to 12 hours a day... I vividly remember Friday match days in which I typically would pick up children from their daycares and/or homes so that they were able to gain more experience in match play. I witnessed numerous instances in which kids felt success (like rallying over the net more each week), persevered (in hard matches), sensed community (as kids cheered for each other in the end of summer tournament), and were cared for (in the hugs and high fives from instructors).
Our teaching staff learned to bond together and create friendly competition among participants from all sides of the city by tye-dying tshirts, having park picnics with water balloons, using sidewalk chalk to create enthusiasm and chants to boost team pride.
This program is about much more than just tennis. NJTL strives to provide a safe environment that fulfills its founder, Arthur Ashe's, legacy of using the sport as a way to, "teach [young people] about matters more important than tennis."

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the physical, mental and emotion growth of participants over the years... I still keep in touch with one of the kids I taught my first summer. I also have had a great experience because of the executive director, Nancy Carr, who not only works hard for the benefit of the organization but for her staff. We all love her.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them a bigger office space. It gets really crowded, especially with all the volunteers who come in to stuff envelopes, fold the papers for fliers, enter data and lend hands for whatever needs to be done. I'd also like to ensure that the program has enough funding to continue offering lessons to youth who file for scholarships.

February 13, 2012

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1 previous review
February 10, 2011

NJTL is an organization that puts the needs of others first. They offer tennis lessons to the community at an incredible low cost which allows any child to participate. Not only is their mission about... more

February 13, 2012

NJTL is a great way to allow kids who might not have the opportunity to play tennis to do so in an affordable way. NJTL allows students to have the opportunity to play year round and build their tennis and life skills on a weekly basis. I donate to Indy NJTL because it is a great non-profit organization that truly cares about their kids and wants to teach them about tennis and life lessons/skills.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 10, 2011

NJTL is an organization that puts the needs of others first. They offer tennis lessons to the community at an incredible low cost which allows any child to participate. Not only is their mission about teaching tennis, but it is also about teaching life-long lessons. I attended their auction dinner this past fall and I was amazed at the stories of former NJTL participants. They talked about how NJTL made a tremendous impact on them and how the instructors that taught them helped shape them in to who they are today. Being at the auction dinner, made me realize that NJTL is all about the children and who they become. Yes, they teach tennis lessons, but their mission is so much more than that. I could see it in the children receiving awards, and I could see it from the adults who participated in the program when they were little. NJTL is such a valuable organization for the city of Indianapolis.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

talking to those who have participated as a player and/or instructor at NJTL.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them the money they need for their programming, hiring more staff/instructors, and administrative needs.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

My husband played in NJTL growing up and was a summer instructor when he was in college.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
March 7, 2011

I am a Mom with a child who has ADHD. He does not do well in team sports and the Indianapolis NJTL has been so rewarding for my son. He has excelled in this program and a huge thanks goes out to all the great individuals at the NJTL.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The fact that my son has blossomed through the Indy program as a child with ADHD. He does not do well in team sports and the Indianapolis NJTL has been so rewarding for my son. The entire proram, instructors and volunteers have been wonderful.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing I think they are fantastic.

February 24, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 24, 2011

A great organization that helps add structure and learning to the liives of Indianapolis' children.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

observing the success stories both recent and old, in the Indianapolis area.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

focus on quality of outcomes instead of quantity of students

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