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  • $375 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hey Coach! Can't Play Tennis Without A Net

My students need a tennis net and tennis balls.

I teach physical education at a high needs school that has 2 beautiful tennis courts. It is in an urban area in which 72% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Tennis is not readily available to many of my students. Due to financial constraints, I currently do not have a budget to purchase needed supplies.

This fall I was able to secure a donated tennis net for school. As a first year teacher, I do not have a budget. I personally purchased tennis balls for my classes. I went to a second hand store and found 20-24 used tennis racquets. The students will benefit through improved conditioning, fun, introduction to a new sport, and higher self-esteem.

My tennis unit is designed to introduce tennis basics in the fall and a more advanced instruction in the spring. My ultimate goal is to begin a competitive program in the summer and intramurals in the fall of 2009. I anticipate having an accomplished tennis player seeking to volunteer this spring. Thus, the tennis program will be able to totally utilize the two courts if we have a second tennis net.

In order for my students to experience the sport of tennis and all the benefits it brings, I will need a net for the tennis court and a supply of tennis balls. It will make it possible for the students to develop the life-long, healthy skill of tennis. It will also build pride in their community, self-confidence, and an alternative to gangs and violence after school.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sportime Tennis® Nets - Best Buy • Sportime, Inc. $179.99 1 $179.99
Dunlop Championship Tennis Balls - Practice Case Pack • Sportime, Inc. $77.59 1 $77.59

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This project will reach 400 students.

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