In 2006, the YTF, through Board Member Scott Harrison, awarded $4080 to a junior program in Pensacola which will allow for the purchase of a permanent building to house a pro shop and help to facilitate a junior tennis programs and activities. Greg Pack, tennis coach at Pine Forest High School, allows his courts to be open to the public year around. He also follows the “no-cut” policy for his tennis teams. Therefore, he has many players ready to try junior team tennis, novice tournaments and junior clinics. The new building is the hub of tennis activities at Pine Forest.
Pine Forest has already hosted the Big Six Escambia County High School Tennis Tournament and a junior team tennis league. This fall middle school team tennis will be hosted at the Pine Forest facility.
Greg Pack accepting a check for $4800 from Scott Harrison on behalf of YTF to build the club house and fund other smaller projects
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.