The mission of the Derbyshire after school tennis program is to provide free tennis instruction and clinics to children in the midtown Daytona Beach area. This program focuses on encouraging grade school and middle school children to learn the game of tennis with an emphasis on creating opportunities for high school tennis and beyond. The all volunteer staff includes team player from Bethune Cookman College in coordination with tennis coach Tim Pleasant, along with local players, and coaches. The Derbyshire tennis program provides a valuable service in the community which the Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida is proud to support.
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.