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.
Enter our USTA Jr Tournament
November 20-22, 2015 NOLA Fall Jr. Open
Sponsor our Tennis Tournament
Click here to support A's & Aces via any level of corporate or individual sponsorship. THANKS to The New Orleans Advocate for its sponsorship, and multiple 1/4 page ads to thank our sponsors!
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Our Kids Ace 2014-15 National Student-Athlete Competition!
The 2014-15 USTA National Student-Athlete Competition results are final. Two (2) of our boys are ranked #1 in the nation; Isaiah in the Elementary School division, and Chris in the Middle School division. Twenty-four (24) A's & Aces participants, from 15 schools, are ranked in the top 25 and twelve (12) are ranked in the top 10 in the 4 age/gender categories of this national competition. Click the following links to view the Top 25 National Rankings and to read The Times-Picayune article.
After a great day of tennis at the Crescent City Jr. Open on Sept 26, players advanced to the semi-finals of the draws. However, Sunday's weather forced cancellation of the tournament. Photos.
Excellent After-School Tennis Teacher Sought
Description of Part-Time Tennis Instructor Position
A's & Aces touted in Tennis Magazine
Read "Big Impact in the Big Easy" in the Nov/Dec 2014 Heroes 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.