These youth tennis organizations do an awesome job giving children the opportunity to learn the game of tennis. (This review was entered by a GreatNonprofits staff member)
It’s been great working with YTA. I was a kid once sitting in the stands and it’s a great experience to be able to give back to YTA, given that they gave me a great experience when I was younger. *This review was collected on a site visit and entered by GreatNonprofits staff on behalf of the reviewer.
Over the past 15 years I have had the pleasure of acting as a consultant to non-profit organizations that promote health and happiness through the great lifetime sport of tennis. Tennis changed my life from a young age and throughout my career, first as a community tennis staff member with USTA Florida, then USTA NorCal and now as Executive Director with Youth Tennis Advantage, I have seen tennis ignite the sparks of passion and committment that have positively impacted thousands of people--all ages, all cultures, all skill levels and all ethnicities. Personally, I feel if YTA can inspire more children and families to enjoy the outdoors, excercise, socialize and be eager to learn and grow...our communities and our world will benefit.
As a teaching professional of tennis for over
25 years www.nyjtl.org, in New York with sites
from Chelsea to the Harlem Armory, mens and womens tennis North Carolina A&T;University www.northcarolina a&t;.org.,the San Francisco Tennis Club www.sftc.org. and the newley formed
Youth Tennis Advantage (1999) www.youthtennis.org. As the sitedirector for Hunters Point the past nine years has indeed been an rewarding experience. Now as site director at Bear Trax @ U.C. Berkeley have seen over fifteen (15) juniors going off to college all over the U.S. some playing on tennis teams has
continued to be our goal for our players. Working with our life-skills daily, our juniors learn to go out and be productive citizens of this society, www.firstserve.org. We will continue these dreams of Arthur Ashe to provide the oppertunity of inner city juniors to play this
game of tennis. To watch our everyday programming at Hunters Point go to http://hunters-point-tennis.com.,www.youthtennis.org.,www.firstserve.ogrg., www.beartraxblog.blogspot.com, www.grips.or