USPTA presents grant to QCV

August 20, 2011

The United States Professional Tennis Association presented a grant to QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia for its Jump Start QuickStart Tennis initiative, which made it possible for several local schools and thousands of kids to receive kid-sized racquets, low-compression QuickStart balls and portable nets.

QCV had made equipment grants to Bacon District, Eureka and Phenix Elementary Schools and the Charlotte Early Learning Center in Charlotte County. QCV trains, equips and supports schools and PE teachers who commit to teaching QuickStart Tennis, the USTA’s “play to learn” format, in PE classes and out-of-school programs. Since QuickStart Tennis was first introduced in early 2008, QCV has trained almost 700 people and helped 105 schools in 18 central Virginia counties add QuickStart to the PE curriculum. More than 49,000 students in those schools now have an opportunity to learn the “sport for a lifetime.”

Through its Jump Start QuickStart Tennis Initiative, QCV trains, equips and supports schools, parks and recreation departments and other community organizations that are committed to teaching and running self-sustaining QuickStart Tennis programs.

The USPTA Foundation provides grants and donations to programs and organizations that strive to help economically disadvantaged people learn tennis. All proceeds from the annual USPTA silent auction held at the World Conference on Tennis go to the foundation.

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