SUMMER IS HEATING UP AT WTEF!

Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori will play at the 2015 Citi Open! The Tournament benefits WTEF’s academic and athletic programs for under-served children in Washington, DC.  From August 1 - 9 at the Rock Creek Tennis Center you can see some of the world’s top men and women players competing, while helping our kids grow into “life champions.” 

 Take the opportunity to play alongside some of the men’s top doubles players in the WTEF Pro-Am on Sunday, August 2.  Get your Citi Open tickets now and be a part of the excitement!

WTEF has the city covered for tennis this summer

At our Northwest Campus, we are conducting six-week summer training sessions for children and youth.  WTEF’s experienced coaches provide full day and half day sessions to children and youth at all levels of experience and ability, from beginners to tournament players.

Meanwhile, at our East Capitol Campus, the Center for Excellence (CFE) Summer Program has 150 children enrolled!  It is the only summer program in the area that runs from the first day of summer vacation until one week before school resumes.  Children in the CFE Summer Program receive extended fitness, tennis and enrichment activities including field trips, chess and reading. 

The highlight of the summer is a one-week college trip.  This year, students will travel to Chicago to visit the campuses of the University of Chicago and Northwestern; they will also play tennis matches and meet players from local programs.

Another Successful Academic Year Comes to a Close

WTEF is pleased to report that we just wrapped another successful academic year. During the 2014-15 school year, WTEF provided its 22nd consecutive year of the Arthur Ashe Children’s Program to more than 350 children at 19 elementary and middle schools in DC.  This year, students learned about and created skits on the topic of How to Prevent Bullying.  Watch a portion of one the skits they created. The Center for Excellence (CFE) also continued its daily, intensive tennis and academic programming.  New this year was an exciting partnership with the National Geographic Society, to provide a 10-week program on healthy eating that included hands-on cooking demonstrations and culminated with the students producing their own video on the subject. Our Tennis Tots program continued to introduce tennis to more than 350 two to five-year-olds!  See the impact of our programs here.

WTEF’s award-winning programs are supported by individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations.  You can Fund a Future of a deserving underserved child with your gift.