YOUTH TENNIS SAN DIEGO
"A life spent playing tennis is a life well spent!
– AST Student, Bethune School
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.
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 Executive Director of Youth Tennis San Diego at (619) 221-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YTSD BOARD OFFICERS
President - Joseph Sammartino
Treasurer - Tom Mullen
Secretary - Leslie Evans
Dr. Saurabh Shah
Katherine Willette, Advisor to the Board and Immediate Past President
JUNIOR PLAYER COUNCIL
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.
The following financial forms for Youth Tennis San Diego can be viewed at www.guidestar.org: Audited Financial Statements, and Form 990. Please note, you must login to Guide Star to view YTSD information.