TENNIS EXCELLENCE TRAINING
Featuring former UH Coach John Nelson, former touring pro Vanne Akagi Bustin, and HPTF’s own Mark Beede
We are developing the schedule of high performance clinics and camps for this summer. Stay tuned as plans finalize.
My name is “Battery Bill”. A few years ago, I started to play recreational tennis and about the same time discovered Hawaii Pacific Tennis Foundation. HPTF has proved to be a fabulous organization for me. With the guidance of its Head Pro, I have progressed one NTRP rating every year, while at the same time finding many opportunities to have “fun” playing the game. HPTF’s mission is “progress your tennis skill regardless of age, gender and skill level with the aid of classes, drills and evaluation.”
Providing tennis lessons for kids and adults, the Foundation strives to meaningfully touch as many individuals as possible by enriching lives, expanding opportunities and promoting commitment to the community through the sport of tennis.
The benefits of tennis include more than just a healthy and fun way to exercise, but also a way to enhance the mind and spirit through discipline and camaraderie on and off the court through:
The Foundation programs rely on grants from private donations and in-kind volunteer support to fund its initiatives to enhance the community. The Foundation’s mission is:
To change lives, we must inspire hope, create opportunities, and places for excellence to flourish.
Tennis is for everyone. It offers a fun, active, healthy and social lifestyle for all ages. In particular it provides an attractive alternative to drugs, gangs and violence to impressionable youngsters.
To achieve its mission, the Foundation has identified three overreaching themes that guide its youth programs:
- To engage children in activities which instill self-esteem and discipline
- To provide opportunities for children to improve their academic performance and make choices that enrich their lives; and
- To provide opportunities for talented athletes to develop their tennis and academic skills to a level where they can pursue college scholarships.