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Tennis is an escape and outlet from the daily stresses of my life. Nothing else matters when I step onto a tennis court. From my first strike of the ball, I can feel all my anxiety melt away and my problems temporarily disappear. After I finish playing, I am relaxed and positive. While playing tennis cannot solve systemic issues such as racism, it can, however, aid in relieving stress and improving overall health. Tennis can foster connections, communication, and community. Read more about Deirdre Hughes’ story here.
During this unusual time and new normal of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, USTA Mid-Atlantic Section is seeing how our tennis community is going above and beyond for others. Read about how Kendall McCaughey is volunteering at a dog shelter and helping our four-legged friends during the pandemic.
At 102 years old, USTA Mid-Atlantic donor Evelyn Schroedl proves that not only is tennis a lifelong sport that can be played at nearly every age, but how supporting tennis can have a lifelong positive impact that can live on for all generations. Read more about her inspiring story and why she chooses to donate to support USTA Mid-Atlantic.
In under-resourced communities, where enrichment programs are a rarity, our programs provide a pathway to a positive outlet while teaching children skills and a sport they can play for life.
USTA Mid-Atlantic is committed to making tennis the most accessible sport in the region and is proud to offer junior development scholarships, as well as summer camp scholarships to our youth.
Our Safe Places to Play grant directs funds to support tennis court construction as well as the refurbishment of existing courts, all in an effort to ensure people have safe, inviting and accessible places to play and learn.
PROMOTE AND DEVELOP THE GROWTH OF TENNIS
As a non-profit organization dedicated to the players, sport and community we live in, we aim to make tennis the most accessible sport in the Mid-Atlantic region. To learn more about the positive impact USTA Mid-Atlantic is making on lives and communities through tennis, click here.
In the Mid-Atlantic, there is a growing demand for tennis but there are still underserved areas that need affordable, quality tennis development. Since 2015, the Mid-Atlantic has gained 70,776 participants in tennis and more than seven percent of non-tennis playing individuals from the Mid-Atlantic report having an interest in playing. USTA Mid-Atlantic wants to provide opportunities for the lifelong benefits of tennis to EVERYONE, especially children because every child belongs.
The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section vision is for tennis in every community. Your support is needed to help this vision become a reality.
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USTA Mid-Atlantic Section, Inc. is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 54-1472806. All donations made to USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Inc. are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.