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Karyn Barber, 407.246.4275
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182



Wednesday, February 20, 2019
3:30 p.m. – Orlando Tennis Program Teaches Youth How to Ace Life
John H. Jackson Neighborhood Center, 1002 West Carter Street

Each week over 60 students from the ACE school in Parramore take a trip over to the City of Orlando Tennis Centre (OTC) for free tennis lessons.  Students spend the afternoon splitting their time between acing their homework with a tutor and taking to the courts to improve their health and quality of life through the game of tennis.

This year, thanks to a grant from the United States Tennis Association Florida Section Foundation, OTC has expanded the program to the John H. Jackson Neighborhood Center where students from the Callahan Neighborhood Center join them. Students from both centers learn the fundamentals of the game as well as how to eat healthy and stay active.

On Wednesday, students from both neighborhood centers as well as Orlando Tennis Centre staff will be available to talk about the program’s benefits.  Visuals will include ongoing tennis lessons and students working with on-site tutors.