EPATT was founded as a summer tennis program in 1988 to serve kids in the East Palo Alto community. Today we’ve broadened our reach to impact other neighborhoods, but tennis remains a very important component of EPATT's programming. Through tennis, EPATT instills discipline, sportsmanship, self-reliance, competitiveness and fitness.
We have three goals for the tennis tier of EPATT:
- To teach the game of tennis, giving the gift of tennis to all children enrolled at EPATT.
- To support and develop children who are interested in becoming tournament level players and provide opportunities for tournament play.
- To create an environment on the tennis courts that reinforces EPATT's academic goals and mission.