Our 2015-2016 Program Accomplishments
In-School Program - TCTP's 2015-2016 In-School program had 589 Title1, elementary-age school children and one middle school participate in 11 five-week sessions at 12 different schools. Our coaches instructed a total of 146 hours - 76.5 hours were volunteer and 48% (69.5 hours) were paid. Our volunteers put in a total of 627.5 hours on court helping our coaches. A total of 151 new racquets were given to the children that participated in Family nights.
UofA Campus Days - The UofA men's tennis team hosted two UofA "Campus" days. Forty-two students from one school and fifty-five students and family members "played" with the men's team and toured the campus.
Excel/Saturday Program - Our Saturday program consisted of two sessions - Fall and Spring totaling 19 weeks of instruction during this program year. Instruction was 2 hours per week. Volunteer hours totaled 128. The Fall program averaged 19 players per week with the highest attendance at 24 and the lowest at 15 children. Total registered students for Fall were 74. The Spring program averaged 35 players per week with the highest attendance at 46 and the lowest at 26 children. Total registered players were 66.
TCTP's Summer Camp Program ran four weeks from 5/31/16 to 6/23/16. There were 35 children who registered and participated, ages 5 to 17. The average daily attendance was 25. Eight former students returned to work as paid coaches. Two high school youths were mentored volunteer coaches. Volunteer hours totaled 152. Instructional hours totaled 30.
Our "USTA Play Days" totaled 8 this year.
TCTP Volunteers - We could not have done it without you! You contributed over 1470 hours towards helping the kids in our programs...Thank You!
Advanced Player Scholarships - Through the efforts of the El Tour de Tucson cycling team, "Team111", TCTP was able to send 13 of our EXCEL players to a total of 34 weeks of tennis camp at the renowned Smith Perry Tennis Academy. Thank you Team111 and Smith Perry!
Fundraising/Grants - TCTP held/participated in 6 fundraising events and was awarded 5 grants and acquired 2 corporate sponsors - raising just over $35,000 for the year. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone that participated!