On the afternoon of Friday, May 12, the SF Recreation & Park Department hosted over 50 San Francisco elementary school students and their families for the first annual Tennis and Learning Center (TLC) “Play Day”. The festivities took place at the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center and included face painting, rock climbing, delicious food, and of course, tennis.
“We wanted to recognize the students, staff, and parents, for their hard work and dedication to the TLC program,” said Channing Hale, TLC program coordinator.
Along with SFRPD staff, and General Manager Phil Ginsburg, the USTA came out and helped everyone celebrate the day by engaging in a few competitive games and challenges.
The TLC after-school program is helping young students thrive. Free to students who meet low-income qualifying criteria, the TLC program has sites at the Palega, Hamilton and Betty Ann Ong Recreation Centers, providing kids with recreation and support – in the classroom and on the tennis court – that they wouldn’t have access to otherwise. (Read our story about the TLC program.)
Enjoy some photos from the day:
- Why I Give: Jacqueline Ryan — and her siblings — give to honor their mother Barbara
- Fearless Tennis: Create your ideal intensity level
- Fearless Tennis: Keep your cool when the bad line call happens
- Party for Golden Gate Park Tennis Center
- Five Questions For… Mike Skinner, Executive Director of Youth Tennis Advantage