Building community

and empowering youth through tennis.

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Asbury Park is the only shore community without tennis courts. We are going to change that.

Asbury Park Tennis Initiative (501c3) is going to prepare Youth of Asbury Park for educational success and community leadership through tennis. We believe providing tennis, academics and life skills to under resourced youth levels the playing field and helps our students succeed in life. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of kids living in our community. Asbury Park Tennis Initiative provides tennis, educational and life skills programs to support youth and inspire them to reach their greatest potential.


Our initiative focuses on the following core values:

Venus Williams

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does-that makes you a winner right there.

Venus Williams
Arthur Ashe

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

When you have confidence, you can do anything.

Sloane Stephens

Building the next generation of leaders.




  • Identify funding to build brand new tennis courts at the Middle School in Asbury Park after nearly a decade of courts being absent in our community

  • Re-launch the tennis club for youth attending the Middle School and High School in Asbury Park

  • Begin introductory lessons for our youth, teaching them the sport of tennis

  • Restore and refurbish Asbury Park High School’s tennis courts for more consistent access for students to play

  • Bring back an official Asbury Park High School tennis team to play other schools regionally

  • Prepare our youth for college success with tutoring and assistance with college applications

  • Design a community program with vetted adults teaching the next generation of tennis excellence