The USTA/National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network is a nation-wide network of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell, and Sheridan Snyder, this growing network of tennis providers share similar values, ideals, and goals by:
Reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play the sport
Instilling in youngsters the values of leadership and academic excellence
Giving all kids (regardless of income, race, gender) the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport
NJTLs are unique because they offer a variety of on-court programming and educational and life-skill components designed to enhance a player’s overall development. These educational components are diverse in nature, but can vary from things like mentoring, drug and alcohol counseling, to things like computer skills training, health and nutrition, and college preparation. The NJTL is a wonderful way for kids to get exercise, make friends, and have fun in a team-oriented and safe environment.
Locally, there are only 2 such Organizations.
Posh Rock Tennis Foundation Inc. is changing the trajectory of our Central Florida youth, through comprehensive tennis programming that promotes the physical, educational, and life skills necessary to prepare and empower our underserved youth for success.
Our goals are to increase the participation of our underserved youth in the game of tennis, to help develop their character, provide educational enrichment opportunities, provide the ability to make healthy living choices and improve life skills.
Currently, the Foundation has programs running at the Fort Gatlin Tennis center and in two Elementary schools in the area. We enhance the lives of roughly 100 kids on a weekly basis. We would like to do more.
PRTF is only able to provide these outstanding programs and services with generous support from people like you. Unrestricted gifts allow us to address our most critical needs. However, we have several uniquely meaningful programs that are also funded through donor support. Contributions are tax deductible.