I started playing Tennis when I was 14 and it changed my life. Tennis molded me into the person I am today. It gave me a chance to challenge myself and do things I thought were impossible. Tennis even gave me my first leadership role: captaining my high school tennis team. It taught me discipline, hard work and confidence. It taught me independence and accountability.
After moving to Brooklyn last year, I became part of the KCTL family and worked as the site leader for Marcy. I loved my first season working for KCTL and fell in love with the community and all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring value to this program. We are impacting the lives of many young kids and molding them to become great people both on and off the court.
All of the families that we work with in Brooklyn would have a hard time sending their kids to Tennis lessons.Tennis is a very expensive sport and many of these kids will not be able to play this sport if it wasn’t for free programs like the one KCTL provides.
We want to make this sport accessible to everyone, no matter their income. So please join me as we raise money to build a permanent court in one of our sites. Every little bit helps.
Nonprofit In A Nutshell
Kings County Tennis League (KCTL) is a 501(c)(3) that uses tennis as an instrument for youth development and community building in underserved neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY.
About The Fundraiser
KCTL is hosting a tennis tournament fundraiser with the goal of raising a grand total of $7,000. Each participating player is expected to raise at least $350.
Where Your Awesome Donation Is Going
The amount we raise will turn an under-utilized space in the heart of a Brooklyn community — Lafayette Gardens — into four permanent public tennis courts (one full-length court, and three miniature courts) along with a classroom. This space will be used to meet increasing demand for a place where kids can learn, play, and grow in an environment that’s supportive and fun.Feel free to scroll through the photos modeling this concept!
Click here for the video of our last summer sesson.