Programs 2024-02-05T21:56:11+00:00

Donations to this program are welcome

Adaptive Learning program

Special Olympics

Launched in late 2019, the program is designed for Orange County & Seminole County residents, between the ages of 6 and 24, that require some form of adaptive learning. The program’s focus will be to teach children and adults how to play tennis and integrate other educational components, social skills, physical endurance, and eye-hand coordination. We partner with Special Olympics Florida. Special Olympics Orange County and Special Olympics Seminole County also. At the State level, John Richards III is coach. At the County level, we provide instruction for their Competition Tennis Teams. We also host, at Fort Gatlin, anyone meeting the participation requirements for the Special Olympics Tennis competition in Orange or Seminole County is welcome to try out for the team. Teaching children and adults with autism and special needs 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.

Sign up for Special Olympics with Adrian@poshrocktennis.com

Academy for Autism

This program was established in 2019 to service the needs of the local adaptive community and act as a feeder program for the Special Olympics. Every Friday during the school year the Academy for Autism brings 30 students to Fort Gatlin Tennis Center to learn the skills and strategies of tennis by certified coaches.  This program is free of charge. Despite a brief pause for COVID protocols in 2020, this program is going strong, with several athletes developing into Special Olympic athletes. We would like to thank the ladies WAIT C tennis team for their help volunteering and coaching these ever-improving athletes.

For more information, registration, and sponsor a child, contact: Adrian@poshrocktennis.com

Boone High School

The President of Posh Rock Tennis Foundation, John Richard III, is the head coach of the Boone High School tennis team. Due to the close ties with Boone, John decided to start an adaptive tennis program. Boone’s ESE students attend free lessons at Fort Gatlin Tennis Center once per week during the school year. They also can practice and improve at Boone’s courts during the summer four times per week. This gives great variance to the traditional ESE programming and helps the students boost self-confidence and improve technical and relationship-building skills.

For more information, registration, or sponsor a child contact: Adrian@poshrocktennis.com

Red Bug Lake Park Tennis Center

Posh Rock Tennis Foundation’s Certified Coaches provide FREE tennis lessons to Autistic and Special needs children and adults at Red Bug Lake Park Tennis Courts. Location: 3600 Red Bug Lake Road, Casselberry Florida   When: Fridays   Time:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

To register: Email Coach Judi @   judi@poshrocktennis.com  To register: Call Judi @  561-213-2054

Donations to this program are welcome.


Princeton House

Adaptive tennis lessons are provided every Thursday at Princeton House in Orlando by Posh Rock Tennis Coaches. Equipment is provided for all students,

For more information and registration contact: Adrian@poshrocktennis.com

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

This partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and PRTF was launched in early 2022 with a generous seed grant of $45,000 from the USTA Foundation. Throughout the five eight-week programs, kids 5-15 learn the basics of tennis at their home clubs. Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club staff are trained to coach the fundamentals of tennis to enable them to, independently, sustain the program. During the initial pilot year, the program ran at West Orange, Eatonville, and Taft locations with 120 kids served. The ongoing program continues with funding through a $10,000 USTA Foundation grant, a joint Boys & Girls Club and PRTF fundraising event, and private donations. Fundraising event sponsors and donations to this program are needed to continue with its expansion.

To sponsor or donate to this program contact:  Adrian Anderson at adrian@poshrocktennis.com


National Junior Tennis & Learning Foundation Program

As a National Junior Tennis & Learning Foundation, PRTF strives to improve its students’ lives in more ways than just tennis. Events will include a financial education and literacy portion. Nutrition and health have important roles in the program as well. Hebni Nutrition frequently assists with education on the importance of healthy foods and demonstrates how this can be done with a level of enjoyment.

For additional information contact:  Adrian Anderson at adrian@poshrocktennis.com

Donations to this program are welcome

Donations to this program are welcome


TIE (Tennis Is Elementary)

This program is conducted in the 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 and corporate donations are necessary to sustain these programs.. This is our longest-running program and services approximately 100 students annually at Pershing, Conway, Lake Como, Sally Ride, and Blankner.

For more information and registration contact: Adrian@poshrocktennis.com


Summer Camp Scholarship Program

Fort Gatlin Tennis Center operates a summer camp program that runs five days per week for 9 weeks. The cost of the camp is $190 per week/child.

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 summer camp at Fort Gatlin Tennis Center.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fort Gatlin Tennis players we can sponsor as many children as possible. With additional contributions, we could sponsor many more children who would experience a great week at tennis summer camp.

Sponsor a child and make it happen this summer. $190/child/week

To sponsor a child in this program contact:  Adrian Anderson at adrian@poshrocktennis.com

Donations to this program are welcome

Donations to this program are welcome


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.

For more information contact Adrian Anderson at adrian@poshrocktennis.com