The Youth Tennis Foundation spent over $6,500 to re-surface the tennis courts within the city of Cedar Key. It also created a junior team tennis program for the community. Pierce Kelley and Scott Harrison, two board members, provided instruction to nearly two dozen children who attended the Grand Opening event on March 11, 2006. The youngsters were then divided into four teams and six weeks of league play followed. The YTF provided t-shirts, balls, free rackets, trophies and other services. Pierce directed the league. Scott provided the windscreens, benches and a water cooler at no charge.
Due to her work on the Cedar Key Project, the Youth Tennis Foundation awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Holly Jones of Cedar Key.
Cedar Key Grand Opening
The following series of pictures document the Grand Opening held on March 11, 2006. YTF Board members Pierce Kelley (black shirt, green hat) and Scott Harrison (black shirt, white hat) led the days activities with tennis instruction for the children who attended. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a picnic with hot dogs, chips, baked beans and soft drinks.
The Youth Tennis Foundation (YTF) was created in 1962 by several tennis enthusiasts who wished to create a patrons organization.
Until recently, the YTF was the only state-wide patrons group in the State of Florida. Due to a recent bequest from a tennis enthusiast, the YTF looks forward to continuing its quest to promote and nourish youth tennis programs in the state of Florida.