The Tennis Alliance collaborated with the Center of Help/Centro de Ayuda for a six-week, youth introduction to tennis program. The program, which ran from April to June 2015, focused on developing fundamental tennis skills and sportsmanship.

Each week, 10 to 20 youth from the Center of Help’s Homework Help and Leadership Program joined the Tennis Alliance at the Truxtun Park tennis courts for lessons and competitive practice. The Tennis Alliance and the Center of Help worked together to provide transportation, rackets and tennis balls.

Center of Help Executive Director Loise Novochadlo said, “I was so excited to get this partnership started and have the opportunity to expose our students to the sport of tennis.” She said, “Our youth have grown with tennis and I hope to continue this program in the Fall.”

“Tennis is a sport for a lifetime and we were thrilled to develop this program to expand tennis opportunities in Anne Arundel County for the Hispanic/Latino community,” said Tennis Alliance President Louise Gengler Thomas. “We plan to continue our outreach and programming to include more events for all people throughout the County.”