Youth Tennis Foundation Assists Lake City-Columbia County Tennis Association
The YTF donated several thousand dollars to the newly-founded LCCCTA who strive to build a first-class tennis facility in the Lake City community. They used the money to conduct a program teaching about 100 youngsters how to play. T-shirts were provided to all participants and coaches. Six of the children received money for lessons provided by Tom Moore after the summer program ended. Need help? Ask!
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YTF Sponsors Bedford Cup Events Again
The men’s tournament was hosted by FSU this year and the women’s event was hosted by USF. Moneys given to us by the Bedford Foundation allow us to pay for virtually all expenses related to these two worthwhile activities. We are delighted to be able to be of assistance to the collegiate game and we continue to look for ways to be of assistance to the game of tennis in the state of Florida for all levels of play.
We hope to be able to sponsor similar events for players at the Division II, III, NAIA or the community college level at some point in the future.
Below is a heart-warming letter our Vice-President received from Harold Hardy at the Joy of Tennis Academy.
This is a picture of a few of the children that came to the program that you funded with their certificates of participation. Ian Fletcher is a USPTA professional and is the other coach in the picture with me and he was ranked number 40th in the world at one time and is now working with me doing these Tennis Fun Day Clinics.
We had about 15-20 children come and participate in the program over the 5 week period of time. We have been asked by some of the parents to continue the program for they really enjoyed it and the parents now want us to do a program for them.
I will send you some more pictures and videos of our Clinics. I have also been asked to come to some other small rural communities to expose their children to the sport of tennis. So your funding of this kind of program will and can work with a commitment from organization to provide the necessary funding to make it happen.
Joy of Tennis Academy
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.
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