Certified Tennis Pros and Registered Yoga Teachers lead an hour and a half program aimed at teaching kids the basic skills they need to play a tennis match PLUS: resilience, self-confidence, self-regulation, balance, & flexibility. Combining tennis and yoga increases kids’ ability to focus, excel academically, and relate to each other. As always, Tennis PLUS is a free program offered at local parks, Boys & Girls Clubs, athletic facilities, and schools. No equipment or experience is necessary; all programs are lead by professional Tennis Pros and Yoga Teachers.
New this year! Kids who can serve, rally, and score are invited to participate in a fun, competitive match play program. Typically, these will run alongside Tennis + Yoga programs for four weeks at the local courts. Each AK Match Play session will have a low cost, but scholarships are always available. Kids can opt in to be ranked and tracked as part of the Junior Team Tennis program by the USTA, and those who are more competitive will be invited to play "regional" tournaments at the end of each season.
"Imagine you are the person you've always wanted to be." Now seeking Teens who want to lead! Do you want to make a *real* difference? Earn your community service hours in an actually meaningful way! We are looking for mindful mentors to volunteer 40 hours this summer with younger kids. No tennis or yoga experience needed - we'll train you. You get a great reward package, too. Interested? Introduce yourself below!
Become a Mentor:
For Junior Players who are at the next level, the USTA and Advantage Kids offer additional player development support.
Founded and based in Florida, our partners at ACEing Autism offer entire beginner tennis programs, which we deliver, for kids of all ages on the ASD Spectrum.
Net Generation is what the USTA calls their youth offerings, including memberships, coaching resources, fun #tennisathome challenges, and more.
Ambassadors are Advantage Kids youth who have gone above and beyond in tennis and in life. We invite them to model the lifestyle for other kids, and we offer them additional perks and support.
AK Founder Bob Ronstadt's current project is to help kids navigate their way into the college of their choice without going into debt. He works with our Ambassadors, Mentors, and Jrs.