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.
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.