Tennis, Everyone? Initiative Serves Inner-City Youth
The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation expanded its programming to introduce at-risk inner city children to health-promoting behaviors such as good nutrition, physical conditioning and avoidance of drugs and alcohol.
The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a non-profit institution in Washington that works to improve the life prospects of inner-city children through tennis, education and life skills programs.
Under the grant, WTEF accomplished the following:
Formed a partnership with the D.C. Asthma Coalition that led to workshops for 100 children and parents on asthma and how to treat it.
Provided seminars on health issues such as nutrition, physical conditioning, sports medicine and podiatry.
Provided healthier snacks to emphasize healthy eating habits.
Helped school weave health lessons into a "Values Skits" annual competition. Topics included saying "no" to drugs and alcohol and eating a balanced diet.
Brought in the United States Tennis Association to give a training and physical fitness workshop for WTEF coaches and advanced players.