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Long Islanders Help Tennis Grow

Bill Mecca (L) the USTA  Long Island tennis service representative presents gently used racquets and balls to Jarred Kershaw (R) coach of the boys and girls tennis teams at Roosevelt High School for distribution to his players.
The contribution of used racquets has been outstanding. Our goal is to provide every child who wants to play with his or her own racquet and a supply of balls so that they can play whenever they want -  at park, or a school or just hit against a wall.   Most people start playing tennis in a public park and by making the equipment available this grassroots effort will help insure the future growth of tennis. 
Thanks to the generosity of the Long Island tennis community almost 500 racquets and thousands of tennis balls have been given to Long Island’s school teams and nonprofits so that children can enjoy the many benefits of tennis – the sport for a lifetime.