Friends of CICS Tennis | Chicago, Illinois

"Our organization and its South Side Junior Tennis Camp was founded in 2007 with the mission to provide high quality tennis instruction to under-served Chicago communities while being a catalyst for developing healthier lifestyles. Friends of CICS has used generous MYTEF funds to purchase the necessary tennis equipment, attire, and transportation for our players, and secure highly qualified tennis coaches to ensure consistency in our staff. The MYTEF grant has been used to continue and expand the following Friends of CICS Tennis programming: junior summer camp is in its fifth year of programming, fourth year with CICS Lloyd Bond, third programming year for Chinatown Junior Tennis Camp, and

Francesca DiLorenzo | New Albany, Ohio

“Thank you for your generous grant, and I appreciate your support with my tennis and junior career. Without this grant I would not have been able to participate in the Jr. French Open and Wimbledon this summer. These tournaments prepared me for an amazing experience competing in the US Open Junior division where I reached the semifinals in singles and doubles. I had a close singles semifinal match against Dalma Galfi from Hungary 5-7, 6-7 and third set tiebreak doubles semifinal match with partner Luisa Stefani from Brazil 4-6, 7-6, 5-10 against tough doubles partners from Russia. I hope to thank you in person one day for this grant.” #testimonial

People for Palmer Park | Detroit, Michigan

“Our summer program began as a 10 & Under tennis program in 2011 utilizing the QuickStart Tennis method of teaching tennis to children between five and ten years old. A pilot program was initiated this summer to include children ages 11-14 years of age, in order to expose tennis to more youth and to accommodate those young players who had aged out of the 10 & Under program. We had 97 junior players participate in both our 10 & Under program and pilot program for children 11-14 years old. Parents have told us how their children's socialization skills greatly improved during the summer program. The MYTEF grant allowed us to keep our costs low, and helped us reach many children who otherwise

Activities Beyond the Classroom | Cincinnati, Ohio

"Our organization established eight new youth tennis programs in Cincinnati Public elementary schools for the 2014-2015 school year bringing the total to 5,000 elementary students being introduced to tennis. There are now 41 programs taking place at 32 schools which either provide tennis during the physical education classes or after school as an extracurricular activity. The MYTEF grant was used to purchase modified tennis nets and balls for the eight new programs that resulted in 1,600 additional inner-city children experiencing tennis. We also provide the elementary students with opportunities to continue playing tennis during the summer at low cost community programs in the area." #te

Janesville Tennis Association | Janesville, Wisconsin

"Our CTA provides youth tennis programming, along with social events, tournaments, and adult league play. We offer the Midwest Youth Team Tennis program in the winter and summer, and the Midwest Futures program in the summer, and used our MYTEF grant to assist with instructor costs as well as purchasing equipment and providing scholarships. During 2015 more than 125 youth participated in one of these programs offered during one of three sessions. Our organization and a local club have partnered to offer the Midwest Youth Team Tennis winter program, and will continue to work together and offer a fall 2015 program, winter 2016 program, and summer 2016 program. Our CTA held a physical educat

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