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.
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#ReturnTheServe by Chase is back - Help A's & Aces Win $10,000 and give one of our kids a chance to hit with Serena at the US Open: It's easy - just post a tweet or Instagram using #ReturnTheServe & #NewOrleans between July 10 and August 14. Tweet daily! And, spread the word - get your friends, family members, and colleagues to tweet daily as well. To tweet go to https://twitter.com and sign-in or create an account.
A's & Aces Shines in National Student-Athlete Competition! ELEVEN (11) A's & Aces participants are ranked in the top 10 of the 4 age/gender categories of this national competition in which our children are currently eligible! There are over 500 NJTLs in the U.S. with thousands of competitors. Our oldest scholar-tennis players will enter High School in August and will be eligible to compete for college scholarships in the 2015-16 term. View all rankings here.
Sponsor a USTA Sanctioned Tennis Tournament
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August 7-9, 2015 NOLA Summer Jr. Open
September 25-27, 2015 Crescent City Jr. Open
November 20-22, 2015 NOLA Fall Jr. Open
A's & Aces is featured in Tennis Magazine's "Heroes Issue" 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.