Volunteers serve in various capacities:
- Direct service with the children - for example, as classroom tutors, guest readers, tennis coaches and/or tournament court monitors.
- Administrative assistance - for example, helping with tournaments and other programming events, or using special skills (fundraising, photography, etc.)
Our Volunteers Provide Invaluable Impact
Thanks to our committed volunteers, A's & Aces is able to provide the lower teacher-student ratios that make an important difference in children's lives. Many studies show positive effects attributable to reduced class size. Teachers can give students more individualized instruction in smaller classrooms and on the courts. One-on-one tutoring, both in-person and online, is part of our academic opportunities.
Volunteer Profile: Carter Fayard
Carter is a top junior player in Louisiana and holds a top 40 Southern section position in the latest standings. He plays high school tennis for Isidore Newman School and trains at Todd Widom Tennis Academy in South Florida. Carter was recently recognized by the USTA as “southern junior player on the rise.” Carter started playing competitively at the age of age of 13, loves training, and values giving back to the New Orleans community by mentoring children at A’s & Aces. This past year Carter represented Louisiana at the Ozaki Southern Junior Cup. Besides playing for Team Louisiana, his work with A’s & Aces to expose young players, who may not have the same access to the game of tennis, is his priority. Carter looks forward to his next tennis chapter, playing on a collegiate team, while continuing his community involvement. When Carter is not playing tennis, his favorite hobbies are fishing, gardening, skiing, as well as mentoring his three young nephews.