At Legacy Youth Tennis and Education our goal is to use tennis as a vehicle through which to prepare young people to be successful on the court, in their communities and in the world.
By delivering programming around the USTA player development characteristics of confidence, determination, engagement, professionalism, resilience, respect, teamwork and toughness, and continuing the vision of Arthur Ashe, Legacy students gain the leadership and life skills necessary to open doors to possibilities for bright futures.
Legacy’s Director of Education, Jude Henzy coordinates off-court curriculum including:
USTA ACE (life skills)
USTA STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)
Read by 4th Program sites, in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Train Up First (TUF) Life Skills curriculum
Additionally, the organization partners with after-school tutors from Drexel University and Rutgers Camden to complement a number of our after-school program sites.
Legacy is grateful to have been awarded a $7,500 grant from the USTA to offer STEM programming. These funds will be used to purchase supplies for STEM labs for our Changing the Game players. Not only will each participant develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math, but lessons will be tied to excelling at tennis, too. Stay tuned for updates on spin, geometry, lift, drag, focus. strategy and much more