On May 9th, BYSC launched a six week evening community tennis program at Sound Shore Indoor Tennis in Port Chester. The purpose of the program is to provide 60 underserved youth (ages 6-16) from White Plains and Port Chester an opportunity to learn to play tennis in a modern tennis facility and receive quality skill instruction from tennis professionals and high school tennis enthusiasts trained as peer mentors.
“The goal is to instill a love of the game, but also much more,” says Sandy Hoffman, Eastern Region United States Tennis Association (USTA) Representative. “It’s the full circle of community involvement with kids from different towns and backgrounds playing the game together that resonates…….. a win/win all around.”
Danny Bernstein, Executive Director for BYSC, believes that it is a unique model of private and not for profit enterprise coming together to benefit the community.
He adds, “It is a privilege to be working with Sound Shore Indoor Tennis. Angela Stevens has a heart larger than an oversized racquet. This project would never have gotten off the ground without her unconditional support.”