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Tennis Has Its Day in Georgia


The Georgia Tennis Foundation worked with the governor’s office to promote the benefits of tennis by having Oct. 3 proclaimed “Tennis Day in Georgia.” This is the second year that Gov. Nathan Deal made the proclamation that seeks to call attention to the impact that tennis programs can have on disadvantaged youth by teaching physical education, life skills, sportsmanship and nutrition.

Children from GTF partner programs including the YMCA, Agape, Universal Tennis Academy, Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation along with GTF sponsors went to the Governor’s Mansion to see the grounds, which include a tennis court, and enjoy an exhibition, tennis activities, food and the official proclamation presentation.

The Georgia Tennis Foundation, which is supported in part by The ALTA Foundation, has served more than 100,000 youth participants at community centers across the state via summer and after-school tennis programs as part of the Joe Dorn First Serve initiative.

Other donors and partners include Publix Super Markets Charities, Arthur Blank Youth Foundation, Coca-Coca Foundation, USTA Georgia and Southern, IberiaBank, CornerCap Investment Counsel, TalentQuest, Norman Foundation and King & Spalding.

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