The USTA last weekend honored National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) chapter Legacy Youth Tennis and Education (Philadelphia) with its NJTL Chapter of the Year Award.
Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Foundation was honored at an awards banquet involving more than 600 community tennis leaders during the annual USTA Tennis Development Workshop (TDW), Nov. 5-7, at the Sheraton San Diego.
Legacy Youth Tennis and Education has a deep-rooted history and tradition in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia, Camden and Chester, Pa., and is one of the oldest and largest NJTL chapters in the United States.
“We are proud to honor the work being done by the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education group,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA. “Legacy Youth is an outstanding example of how NJTL continues to impact today’s youth by delivering programs that emphasize not only tennis, but also character and education.”
In recent years, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education has put on more than 30 USTA Play Days and hosted several Regional Training Center camps. The program hosted the USTA Foundation Excellence Teams Cup and also is an active participant in the annual Arthur Ashe Essay Contest.
“As I start my new role as president, I know firsthand the impact this chapter can have,” said Lance Lee, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Program president. “I’m humbled and delighted to have our program selected as the NJTL Chapter of the Year.”
Founded in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell, and Sheridan Snyder, National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) is a nationwide network of more than 510 nonprofit youth development organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis, education and life skills programming to more than 225,000 children each year.