The Mary and Frances Youth Center received the 2015 USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Innovation Award in late November in Washington, D.C. The honor for “embracing change as a strategy to grow tennis” comes after years of service to the Richmond community.
The Lobs and Lessons program is a cornerstone of the center’s work, serving up tennis and life skills for Richmond’s young residents. To a seasoned tennis fan, the court setup may look odd. The nets are low, the rackets are small and the kids are playing on less than half of the court — and sideways.
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