"A life spent playing tennis is a life well spent!

– AST Student, Bethune School

Mission Statement
Youth Tennis San Diego is a nonprofit (501)(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to promote the educational, physical, and social development of all youth through organized tennis and educational activities. Our community programs encourage youth participation, personal integrity, leadership, and competitive spirit in a friendly environment that builds responsible citizens.

Reaching Children
As a community service, YTSD provides thousands of youngsters each year the opportunity to play tennis after school at their neighborhood school. After School Tennis provides a safe haven for hundreds of youngsters who are not supervised after school. Through tennis the children are learning the success skills which will give them the confidence and self-esteem needed to confront the negative influences so often found on the streets where they live. Several times a year, the children travel to the Barnes Tennis Center to participate in special tennis events. This is often their first exposure to a "real" tennis court. Other programs include recreational opportunities, local and national competitive events, educational seminars, kids helping kids projects, and partnership programs with local school districts and youth organizations. YTSD also supports wheelchair and special populations by providing free court usage.

Why We Need Your Support
Critical to the participation of children is our ability to provide scholarships for families who cannot afford to pay the full program fees. Over 60% of the children require financial assistance. The increasing demand for after school programs and guidance pathways reflects the growing need of our schools, neighborhoods, and families to provide positive alternatives for youngsters. It is the policy of YTSD that every child can participate. To fund these activities, YTSD hosts fundraising events and depends on private donations. Your gift will ensure that every child will have the opportunity to participate. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.


For more information, please contact the CEO and General Manager of Youth Tennis San Diego at (619) 221-9000 or email




President - Joseph Sammartino

Treasurer - Tom Mullen

Secretary - Leslie Evans




Jim Ault                                 

Jason Evans                   

Leslie Evans                          

Thomas Keiffer                                 

Kevin Konopasek                   

Wendy McWethy

Tom Mullen                           

Anne Rosser   

Andrew Schwarz                                                   

Mimi Test                              

Linn Walker           






The Junior Tennis Player Council is a committee whose purpose is to impact and educate the youth of San Diego through organized tennis activities and service projects.  These projects will help the San Diego youth become more involved and enthusiastic about the game of tennis.  The Council is involved in helping with the After School Tennis Program, volunteering at tournaments, and are responsible for putting on the annual Junior Awards Banquet. 

Attention High School Students - are you interested in volunteering your time?  We're looking for dedicated volunteers to apply for the Junior Player Council.  Be a part of supporting your community, growing junior tennis in San Diego, building valuable leadership skills, and having a ton of fun!

View the position descriptions and requirements.  

Be sure to complete the Application and return it to Ivan Thamma before August 8th.   


The following financial forms for Youth Tennis San Diego can be viewed at Audited Financial Statements, and Form 990.  Please note, you must login to Guide Star to view YTSD information.



Business Hours:

Daily,  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.



4490 West Point Loma Blvd. 

San Diego, CA 92107

Phone:  619.221.9000                       

Fax:  619.221.9076


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