Riya Soneji is a rising sophomore at West High School. She loves playing tennis, and wants other kids to enjoy the sport just the way she does. She loves helping out and giving back to her community. As part of a non-profit organization called Second Serve, she collected items to donate towards Tennis and Tutoring. She donated around 80 items, which consisted of about 20 racquets, 10 water bottles, and different types of clothing. She hopes to help underprivileged kids enjoy tennis and reach their goals.
Tennis and Tutoring thanks UTA for their generous donation of a bus. Our staff are now able to transport the Liberty Park students from school to the Tennis and Tutoring classroom. It also gives us the opportunity to transport students for field trips. We can't wait to put it to use. Thank you UTA!
On June 22, we had a great turnout for our 4th annual Summer Grand Slam. Players of all skill levels gathered at the Sports Mall for fun tennis games, food, and a silent auction. This event helped raise over $30,000 for the Tennis and Tutoring programs!
We would like to thank our generous sponsors and in-kind donors who made our event possible. We'd also like to thank our wonderful volunteers from the National Charity League who helped with everything from picking up balls to running the check in table. Our event would not have run as smoothly without them!
Last but not least, thank you to all the participants who joined us for the tennis activities and bid on our auction items. Because of you, we are able to continue exercising the hearts, muscles, and minds of our wonderful Tennis and Tutoring students!
Tennis and Tutoring is excited to present the Summer Grand Slam at the Sports Mall on Saturday, June 22. The event proceeds support Tennis and Tutoring in its mission to exercise the hearts, muscles, and minds of students in under-served communities.
Registration fee of $100 includes a player gift bag, food and n/a beverages, 3 hours of tennis social games and mini-matches led by local pros, and a $60 tax-deductible donation to T&T.
All participants will receive at least one entry into a drawing for tickets to the 2019 US Open! Additional drawing tickets will be awarded throughout the event.
Our generous event sponsors have also donated great gifts, gear, and experiences for our silent auction. Come ready to shop for you or a friend!
We welcome adult players of all levels. Each session is limited to 50 players.
I first met Sophie about 3 years ago. She was the sweetest girl and a star at tennis. We went to clinics together, hung out with each other, and even played doubles in tournaments. I am so lucky to have had her as one of my first tennis friends.
Sophie Hastings first joined Tennis & Tutoring when she was 11 years old. Her teacher announced the program to the class, and she was eager to be a part of it.
Immediately after joining the program, Sophie fell in love with the game of tennis. Her strokes rapidly improved with concentrated focus and commitment. She loved the energy and atmosphere around her at the Liberty Park center. She met lots of new people who shared similar interests and made many new friends. Not only did Sophie’s tennis career skyrocket, but
she was also able to notably improve her grades and academics. She says, “[The tutors] helped me with every problem I didn’t understand, which allowed me to gr...
Hi, I’m Amani, and I’m super excited to get to write a blog for T&T. As a 9th grader, I truly enjoy
being a student athlete. Tennis has become a huge part of my life. What started as a fun
Sunday morning activity when I was 6, has now turned into my favorite thing to do. I have been
playing at a national level for about three years. I participate in tournaments often that are all
around the country. Through tennis, I have faced so many challenges that have instilled new
values in me. I am grateful for this sport and all the good things that have come with it. Tennis
and Tutoring is an amazing program that is striving to give other kids this same experience.
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