Youth Tennis Coalition SF


MISSION

As the Youth Tennis Coalition San Francisco Co-Chairs, our goal is to promote an accessible, inclusive and positive environment where young people can develop their game, foster their love of tennis, and have fun with their peers. We support the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center, which will create this kind of environment in the heart of San Francisco.

Caroline

Caroline Rotenstreich, Co-Chair

San Francisco University High School, Class of 2018

I have been playing tennis for 10 years and have been training and playing matches as part of the junior program at Golden Gate Park throughout high school.

I am also a nationally ranked USTA player.

1. Where are some of your favorite places to play tennis?
I love to play at Golden Gate Park, Mountain Lake Park, and Julius Kahn Park.

2. What other interests and hobbies do you have?
I am interested in urban planning, city government, and biology.

3. Who inspires you on the court?
On the court, I am inspired by the Williams sisters. They exemplify passion, diligence, tenacity, and resilience in their profession and in their ability to overcome serious health challenges. I also admire the love and support they have shown each other as sisters and competitors.

James Sutton, Co-Chair

Lowell High School, Class of 2017

I have been playing tennis for as long as I can remember, and have spent most of that time playing on San Francisco's public courts, including junior camps at GGPTC. I am a junior in high school and captain of my tennis team.

1. Where are some of your favorite places to play tennis?
I love to play at Golden Gate Park, the courts at Mountain Lake, and my high school. 
 
2. What other interests and hobbies do you have?
I do parliamentary debate for my high school, and I'm interested in history, politics, and rooting for SF sports teams. 
 
3. Who inspires you on the court?
In my life, I've been blessed with fantastic teachers and coaches in many different subjects and sports, who've not only inspired me with their knowledge and skills, but also taught me how important it was to be hardworking, dedicated, and most importantly passionate about whatever I was doing.