This summer, the Tennis Alliance partnered with Seeds 4 Success to introduce tennis to the Eastport Girls Club with weekly practice sessions before the girls’ Summer Book Club meetings on Saint John’s College campus. President Louise Thomas and a few volunteers taught the girls tennis fundamentals during the sessions which ran from July through August. The Tennis Alliance first introduced the girls in the Seeds 4 Success program to tennis back in April (see Seeds 4 Success Introduction to Tennis). Each week, approximately eight to 10 girls participated.

Seeds 4 Success is a grassroots, after-school program formed by a group of local women determined to create more positive opportunities for youth living in Annapolis public housing.

It has been a lot of fun building this partnership with Seeds 4 Success and we hope to continue it with more sessions in the fall.