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Programs 2020-01-25T04:47:47+00:00

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Adaptive Learning program

Launched in late 2019, the program is designed for Orange County Florida residents, between the ages of 6 and 24, that require some form of adaptive learning.

The program’s focus will be to teach athletes how to play tennis and integrate other educational components.

We are partnering with Special Olympics Orange County Florida and will be providing instruction for their Competition Tennis Team at Fort Gatlin Recreation Center, starting January 2020. Anyone meeting the participation requirements for Special Olympics Tennis competition in Orange County Florida is welcome to try out for the team.

Teaching athletes with intellectual disabilities allows us the opportunity to make a huge difference in a young person’s life. The strategies we employ will empower all people with intellectual disabilities to grow and learn.

For greater detail see “Special Olympics Pathway” document.

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Orange County Recreation Center Program

Our program at the Fort Gatlin Recreation Center provides free tennis instruction for the children in the Fun Club, Sports Club and After School programs sponsored by Orange County. In 2019, this program served over 125 children.

In 2020, we hope to expand this program to the Goldenrod Recreation Center and the South Orlando YMCA Family Center.

This program is funded by grants from the USTA Foundation and the USTA Florida Section Foundation, private donations, donations from Posh Rock Tennis and by a donation of time from Orange County staff.

This program includes two educational components:

Financial Education and Literacy – Provided by Iberia bank as a community service effort

Nutritional Education – Provided by HEBNI Nutrition.

Our long-term goal would be to expand this program to other Orange County facilities where appropriate.

Donations To This Program are Welcome

 




Donations To This Program are Welcome

 




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Tennis is Elementary Program (TIE)

Tennis Is Elementary Program (TIE) is an after-school program designed for elementary students in grades K-6. The program is conducted at each school’s gym, cafeteria, or multipurpose room by using the USTA 10 and Under Tennis format which includes foam or low-compression balls, smaller racquets and a reduced court size.

All instruction and equipment are provided through grants from the USTA Foundation and the USTA Florida Section Foundation, private donations and donations from Posh Rock Tennis.

In 2019, we are sponsoring 25 students at Lake Como and 30 students at Conway Orange County elementary schools.

In 2020, we will be expanding this program to Pineloch and Blankner Orange County elementary schools.

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Summer Camp Scholarship Program

Fort Gatlin Tennis Center operates a summer camp program that runs 5 days per week for nine weeks. The cost for the camp is $190 per week.

Over the years there have been many occasions when parents of underprivileged children have inquired if there were any scholarships or grants available for their children to attend the camp at Fort Gatlin.

Each year, through the generosity of the Fort Gatlin tennis patrons who make contributions all year round, in our on-site “Donation Jar”, we sponsor as many children as possible for a week at the camp. PRTF would like to provide as many scholarships as possible and any contributions to increase them would be appreciated.

Donations To This Program are Welcome

 




Donations To This Program are Welcome

 




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Posh Rock Pathway Program

The Posh Rock Pathway program is a scholarship-based program meant to provide a path for promising youth in our community to grow and succeed through tennis and education. All students who participate in any of our programs are eligible to be considered for these scholarships.

Students who exhibit the traits and characteristics the Posh Rock Tennis Foundation seeks to encourage may receive a scholarship to participate in our developmental programming.