Tennis should be a sport that is accessible to anyone who wants to play. I ran a youth tennis summer camp at the UMass courts for nearly 10 years and have been involved with a number of USTA efforts to improve how tennis is taught to young children and to increase access for children who want to play but do not have the opportunity. I can’t being to express how much satisfaction sharing the fun of tennis with children has brought me.
Moving On Up With Tennis
In the summer of 2017, I began working with a newly formed western Massachusetts USTA/Springfield partnership program called Moving On Up. I invited adult tennis players to assist me in offering morning tennis clinics to youth in Springfield, most of whom had never picked up a racquet. The success of the program can be measured by how much our attendance has grown since the program began. We are at capacity and are seeking new funding to build more programming.
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