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Coach Nguyen from Houston TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Speed Ropes For Tennis Players

Help me give my students speed ropes so they can improve their conditioning for tennis.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My athletes are the kids who have just chosen their first sport to play in school. They don't have any outside experience and have to learn everything through my coaching or from watching online tennis tutorial videos. They are in an under-served, low socio-economic area which translates into a Title 1 school (more than 90% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch). Not being able to afford private coaches, or even nice equipment of their own, the district provided us some cheap beginner rackets. Most are worn out and some are no longer usable. In addition, my students have gotten to a point where they need better rackets and gear so they can hit stronger and more consistent shots and play at a higher level.

My kids have the biggest hearts and always try their best.

They have come so far as a team, even making it to district playoffs. They have so much fun while playing tennis and I would love to continue building their confidence and growing their passion. I know newer and better gear would get them so excited.

My Project

This is the second year I've created a project on DonorsChoose for my tennis program. Last year's project went extremely well in giving my kids new rackets and grips, a huge upgrade over the beginner and low-quality rackets they had before. These increased their accuracy, power, and consistency and overall enjoyment for the game, for which I am very grateful. With last year's success, more students have become interested in joining the sport and learning, and even our ranking in the district has increased. To keep this momentum going, I have decided to work on the next phase with the kids, namely footwork and conditioning. A speed rope is one of the most important items a tennis player can have, and which I currently have none. If used properly, my student's ability and potential will explode and they will have even more fun.

Tennis is like a lifestyle and will teach kids how to balance multiple things in life.

Besides giving them very good exercise and enjoyment, they must remain in good standing to be able to play. That means they must stay on top of grades and be passing classes, and behaving and not causing trouble. Tennis is like a hook or motivation to do well in school so they can play as a reward/incentive. This project will raise that motivation level and behavior level since they will be even more eager to play.

Coach Nguyen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Noa Store Jump Rope | Speed Rope | 10 Adjustable • Amazon Business $4.99 25 $124.75

Materials cost

$124.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.64

Total project goal

$184.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.26

1 Donor

-$92.13

Donations toward project cost

-$78.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.82

match offer

-$92.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$78.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.82

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$0.00

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