Orlando Township Launches Pilot Plan for Tennis Classes for Children and Youth

The Program will be after School Hours in association with the National League of Cities and the United States Tennis Association

Orlando, FL.– The National League of Cities (NLC) and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) have selected the city of Orlando as one of the three cities in the country to carry carry out a pilot plan for tennis classes in elementary and middle schools to promote physical activity in children, teamwork and communication skills and to resolve conflicts.

Under the pilot program, Orlando will have the opportunity to expand its successful tennis program that is taught after school hours at ACE Parramore School, where 37.5% of students have increased their academic average since participating in the program.

“Through the youth programs, the City of Orlando is committed to providing opportunities to help our young residents prosper,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We are grateful for our partnership with NLC and USTA Net Generation because they will help students stay active and improve their self-esteem while learning the sport of tennis.”

The generous support of USTA, the NLC Youth, Education and Family Institute (YEF Institute) will offer at least two six-week sessions of quality tennis classes as part of the After School All-Stars program after school. Howard Middle School and other sites using the USTA Net Generation curriculum and training.

“USTA Florida is pleased to partner with the City of Orlando and the National League of Cities to offer new tennis programs to three schools,” said Laura Bowen, executive director of USTA Florida. “Thanks to the training, education, equipment and support of the” After School All-Stars “program, this initiative expands our already strong partnerships with the Orlando Tennis Center and the Parramore community.”

Net Generation will inspire the next generation of tennis players in Orlando, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Los Angeles, California by touching all aspects of youth games for children between the ages of 5-18. The goal of Net Generation is to provide a friendly and safe bond to children, as well as a platform to celebrate individuality and self-expression. Net Generation makes it easier for children and their parents to learn about tennis and participate in games in schools, parks and tennis clubs across the country.

For more information or to join the movement, visit NetGeneration.com.

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