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25 Years and Over 150,000 Youngsters Benefit from the Game of Tennis
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 8, 2010

25 Years and Over 150,000 Youngsters Benefit from the Game of Tennis

Due to the continued funding by the LA84 Foundation of Los Angeles, children between the ages of 8 and 17 can receive tennis instruction at 135 Southern California locations offered by the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA), beginning the week of July 5.

Funded by the LA84 Foundation for the past 25 years, the Southern California Tennis Association NJTL program will provide over 8,000 youngsters this summer from economically disadvantaged areas with an opportunity to gain tennis experience and growth. Each participant in the LA84 Foundation SCTA/NJTL youth tennis program receives 24 hours of tennis instruction during a six-week period, a T-shirt, and Certificate of Participation.

There is a registration fee of $10.00. However, scholarships are offered in case of economic need. Tennis racquets are provided if necessary. Prizes and awards will be presented at the LA84 FOUNDATION SCTA/NJTL Youth Tennis Carnival and Championship Tournaments held in August, also, tickets to the Farmers Classic, a men’s professional event at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA July 26 – August 1stare awarded to some of the youngsters who excel during their instruction.

The NJTL Youth Tennis Program is also funded through individual and corporate sponsors.

Three new sites will be offered this summer. Registration information is listed below:

Martin Luther King Jr. Park

3916 South Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90062

Contact: George Weaver at (323) 846-1649

African American Unity Center

944 West 53rd Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Contact: George Weaver at (323) 846-1649

Weingart YMCA

9900 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Contact Mykol Lewis at (323) 754-3191 X 7517

For further information and a brochure listing all the locations of the LA84 Foundation SCTA/NJTL, contact Melanie Bischoff at the Southern California Tennis Association (310) 208- 3838 x239.



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