Children Are Our Future

June 24, 2020

With three kids trying to get schoolwork done with one computer has definitely
been a challenge. I am so grateful, and I look forward to our days running more
smoothly with having the tablet to get work done. Thank you so much for not
only caring about my children’s tennis skills, but their education also
.” -Parent
of a Child at Opportunity Tennis Academy

Across the country, many parents can identify with this testimonial; they
understand just how hard eLearning has been. It is not easy to teach at home,
especially when you do not have the background, technology, or resources. As
a parent, the eLearning process can be a daunting and overwhelming task unless
you can find the right help. The Executive Director of Opportunity Tennis

Academy, Lynette Cain is one of those wonderful people who has provided help
in this area to those in her community.


“A huge thanks to the USTA MTEF for
providing our Advantage Cleveland
with tablets. We were able to reach
our after-school kids and continue our
program in a virtual setting because of
these tablets! Our Zoom sessions with
first through fourth graders have been
awesome (and hilarious)!! Thanks for
all of your support for our kids during
a pretty tough time.”
- Liz Deegan from
Advantage Cleveland NJTL


Opportunity Tennis Academy is one of the many USTA/Midwest Tennis and Education’s

National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL)chapters. NJTL chapters are nonprofit

organizations that offer tennis and education at no cost to underserved and disadvantaged youth throughout the Midwest Section. From day one of the COVID-19 crisis, they
have been offering educational support to students who lacked technological
resources. Education, however, is not an NJTL chapter’s only charge, they
also provide social support and mental health development for the children and
families they serve. Especially during this critical time as our states reopen,
there are fewer safe places for youth to go.


“The thing I love about the USTA is
they live their mission in supporting
the people who are on the front lines.”

-Pat Wiley from Inform Yourself Youth
Development NJTL

The USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation asks for your partnership
in supporting the NJTL chapters located within our communities here in the
Midwest Section. Your support of $25 will enable USTA/Midwest NJTL
chapters to purchase tablets to share for eLearning curriculum as well as
racquets and balls for each child, and all items necessary to run their 2020
summer and fall programs in a smaller class per court format. Read more about each NJTL Chapter by CLICKING HERE.   Please consider partnering with us to support our local NJTL Chapters as they continue to provide tennis and education to at-risk youth. DONATE NOW

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