TENNISWORKS IS THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CONTINUUM AT THE HEART OF Our objective to INSPIRe YOUTH TO THRIVE ON AND OFF THE COURT.
Like our founder, Fred Wells, we believe that the tennis court can be the site of powerful life lessons about teamwork, perseverance and discipline. That's why tennis is at the heart of all of our programs, and why we strive to offer access to students who might not otherwise have a chance to participate. To see how our programs address the health and safety of young people, view this video produced by our partners: Youthprise and USTA Northern!
Our TennisWorks youth development programs reach approximately 900 youth each year in grades 3 - 12. 94% of the students who participate through our school partners qualify for the Federal free and reduced lunch program and over 90% identify as youth of color. Through a combination of facility revenue, grants, and the generous support of individual donors, all TW programming is offered to students at no cost!
At the core of our programs is our deep commitment to provide a safe, supportive environment with caring adults who reinforce our Fort Five - Safety, Respect, Commitment, Persistence, and Kindness.