A’s & Aces provides assistance to New Orleans public school children and other populations who have historically lacked access to quality educational support and tennis. Our nonprofit organization operates through the support of volunteers, partners, donors and philanthropic foundations, and uses social entrepreneurship to promote diversity and create sustainable, systematic, social change.
We are hosting the NOLA Spring Jr. Open on April 17-19, 2015. This level 5 junior tournament has Boys & Girls Open 10s-18s singles and doubles draws, and Novice 8s, 10s, & 12s singles. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MONDAY, April 13 at 11:59pm.
Summer Literacy & Tennis Camp Info and Application Available
While our camps at Atkinson-Stern and Dillard are full, there are still openings in our Joe Brown Park Camp.
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A's & Aces is featured in "The Heroes Issue" of Tennis Magazine. Read "Big Impact in the Big Easy" in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue, or an abridged online edition in Tennis Tuesday.
Tennis Life Skills Academics
Some may, initially, think that tennis is "just a game" and is the least important component of A's & Aces' tripartite mission. Actually, tennis is the key. It unlocks barriers. Sports-Based Youth Development is recognized as an unparalleled way to engage underserved, disadvantaged, and minority populations. While character developing life-skills and academic support are critical to having successful, productive lives, the sport of tennis also provides the ability to build social, academic and career networks through playing a fun, life-long, global, non-contact, co-ed, team and individual sport. This provides incredible benefits to our participants - and for society.