Hundreds Attend Youth Tennis Fest at Golden Gate Park

Nicole and Tennile, among the 400+ kids who enjoyed the PLAYDAY at the Golden Gate Park Tennis Courts. Photo courtesy of Yiue Yeo.

San Francisco, USA - Over four-hundred boys and girls between the ages 5 and 18 years old were treated to a program of fun-filled tennis extravaganza last August 9, 2012 by the USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) at the Golden Gate Tennis Courts in San Francisco. 


NJTL, founded by the late tennis hero Arthur Ashe, is a network of nation-wide group of more than 600 non-profit youth development organizations that provide free or low cost tennis, education and life skills programming to more than 250,000 children each year. USTA Norcal Youth Tennis Specialist


David Hong, who has directed the annual NJTL Play Day for young players and under-privileged youth the past eight years, was able to bring smiles to both parents and their children throughout the day with the help of 100 coaches and volunteers. 


NorCal Executive Director Steve Leube performed as Emcee and Program Coordinator. Among the sponsors of the event were Kaiser Permanente, Sports Basement, Round Table Pizza; Youth Tennis Advantage


San Francisco Recreation Department supported by the region's finest coaches John Cervantes (Quick Start); Carl Mendoza (Fast-Serve event); and various NJTL Chapters: Burgos Tennis (Advance Skills); Seaside Highlands; Florin Marin Tennis Academy; Monte Verde; Daly City Tennis. 


APS Tennis at Carlmont High School led by Art Soriano, whose students provided the winning "Tennis Poster". NJTL is committed to sharing a positive influence on the youth emphasizing the importance of education, development of character, and the values of tennis as a lifetime sport. For interested participants and sponsors, log onto USTA / NJTL.

APS Tennis Wins Best Poster Award

ABOVE: Isaac (left) and Noah Braunstein,  children of David and Patricia Braunstein of Belmont, and students of APS Tennis at Carlmont High School program turned-in the award winning tennis poster - good for a pizza party treat for the group compliments of USTA-NORCAL-NJTL Chief David Hong.

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