Entries by adminjoe

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White Springs Youth Tennis Program

At the 2010 Annual Meeting of the USTA-Florida held in Orlando, YTF board member Scott Harrison was in the audience for a presentation by Tom Moore of White Springs, FL. Moore, who is a tennis pro and advocate for children, had rounded up resources for a tennis court in tiny White Springs, five mile North […]

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PAL Tennis Program

  The Police Athletic League (PAL) in Palatka, FL created a new program focusing on youth ages 6 to 11 and provide children a safe, secure, and culturally diverse environment while improving health, building character and striving for academic excellence. The YTF granted the organization $1,000 to begin the program to be offered once a […]

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Tennis-4-Everyone

  “Tennis 4 Everyone” (started in 2001) is a program in Pensacola run by Rita Dotson, a USPTA Certified tennis pro. She won an award at the USTA/FL Annual meeting in December 2013 for 10 and Under Tennis Programs in Florida. But “Tennis-4-Everyone” is more than an after school tennis program. On Monday through Thursday […]

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Derbyshire Tennis Project

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 […]

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YTF Board Member Bobby Curtis Honored

The USTA-Florida honored YTF Board member Bobby Curtis at it’s 60th Annual USTA-FL Celebration held December 4-6 at the Clearwater Beach Hilton. Curtis was honored for his 30 years of service to the USTA-FL as it’s first paid employee. Curtis is retiring as a full time paid employee of the USTA-FL but will continue to […]

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Youth Village Program

In November 2007, the YTF presented the Youth Village After School & Summer Program in Ft. Walton Beach with a ball machine for their twice a week tennis program. Between 8 and 20 youngsters participate in the program each tennis day. YTF presentation to Youth Village from the right side at the back, Scott Harrison […]

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Pine Forest Project

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 […]

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Jacksonville Project

In 2006, the YTF, through Board Member Bob Jagger, awarded $1,000 to a grass-roots program headed by Robert Sweat at the city of Jacksonville’s Riverside Tennis Park. Sweat has free children’s clinics several days a week at the public park.

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Genesis Assistance

Orlando’s Genesis Community Program, one of the most longstanding inner-city youth tennis programs in Florida, celebrated their annual Christmas party in December at the Jackson Community Center compliments of the Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida. Over 20 kids from Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood attended the event and were treated to a new pair of tennis shoes, […]