Youth Tennis Advantage
March 5, 2011
I am a staff member at Youth Tennis Advantage's Bear Trax site on the UC Berkeley campus. My daughter was nine when she first introduced me to this organization. It was then known as the National Junior Tennis League of San Francisco or NJTL. As a member of the NJTL, she learned and practiced tennis skills, life skills, and job skills on and off the court. She developed long-term relationships and was supported and mentored by outstanding members of the NJTL/YTA staff and board. Through daily practices, tournaments, clinics, camps, special events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities, she was able to practice many of the skills she readily used in school and at college, and now, in her twenties, uses in her career and in the community as a volunteer.
At Bear Trax, the YTA staff, UC and community volunteers enthusiastically continue to offer participants many valuable opportunities to learn, grow, and develop skills in academics, tennis, and life which can empower them to reach their goals as well.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have personally experienced the results of this organization as a parent of a participant, as a NJTL volunteer for many years, and eventually as a YTA staff member.
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Volunteer & I help(ed) participants in the classroom with their schoolwork and tutoring needs, as well as their preparation for college, the workforce, and life. .