Match Point Community Tennis

Match Point is our signature outreach program to bring healthy, fun, physical activity through tennis to under-served youth in our target population: the 10,000 youth ages 5-18 who live and/or attend school within a 1.5 mile radius of STEC in the surrounding neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury. Through Match Point, we partner with nearby Boston schools (e.g. Haynes Early Education Center, Murphy K-8, Young Achievers) and community organizations (e.g. Bowdoin Community Health Center) to provide school-based and out-of-school-time tennis instruction, individual and team play, life-skills development, and a high-risk youth initiative. Match Point served over 3,200 youth from across Boston in the 2017-2018 program year, including 900 youth during School Tennis Week when we invited and transported students from and to their schools at no cost for 1 hour of free tennis activities at Sportsmen’s. This occurred at the ending of their school year.