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Access

Through tennis, DTP aims to support youth and families toward an equitable future by providing tools, opportunities, and partnerships that advance mental and physical wellness. We work diligently and deliberately to bring tennis to under-invested communities to make our programming accessible with the highest integrity.

Denver tennis park students play pass the ball with their racquets at an outdoor tennis court for the Lincoln SERVES event

Scholarships

The Denver Tennis Park is committed to making tennis available to all kids in the Denver Area. For some that may require financial assistance.

 

We are proud to have a scholarship program here at the DTP for youth who have not ever learned or played tennis, as well as for those who have and are looking to strengthen their commitment and progress in the game.

For more information on scholarships, please contact Sofia DeBenedittis, Scholarship Coordinator, at sofia@denvertennispark.org.

Intro Scholarships

The DTP intro scholarship is designed to provide a basic introduction to tennis or youth who may not be able to afford tennis lessons. The scholarship includes an introductory tennis lesson, equipment (racquet and/or tennis shoes), and participation in a Fall, Spring, or Summer session (16-20 weeks long) of classes once per week.

Commitment Scholarships

The DTP Commitment Scholarship is designed to assist youth who are interested in, enthusiastic about, and ready to improve their tennis game and the personal growth that comes with it. Commitment scholarships include participation in one (1) DTP youth program per session throughout an entire academic period.

Advanced Scholarships

We also offer scholarships for advanced players who are looking to cultivate parts of their game and are looking to access higher levels of competition. Advanced scholarships are by invitation only. Please email Gabriel Guillaume at gabriel@denvertennispark.org or call 303-351-5045 to learn more.

A young denver tennis park player pushes a cart of balls toward the camera. She is wearing a bright yellow shirt and smiling

Colorado SERVES

Success, Education, Respect, Values, Excellence & Self Confidence

The Colorado SERVES Program is a partnership between the United States Tennis Association of Colorado (USTA Colorado) and Denver Tennis Park designed to bring affordable tennis programming to kids of all abilities and backgrounds. The SERVES program combines strong youth development practices with dedicated tennis training delivered by some of the best instructors in our state. Frank Adams and George Tavarez, our lead instructors, have more than 50 years of combined youth instruction experience. Frank is also an inductee to the Black Tennis Hall of Fame and was one of the initial founders of the Star Search program, a precursor to SERVES.

The SERVES program is offered both at the DTP (winter months) and as camps in the Denver community (summer months), including in Southwest Denver at Lincoln High School and in Northeast Denver at Northfield High School. To learn more please contact Sonia Schwartz, Outreach Coordinator, at sschwartz@denvertennispark.org.

SERVES Schedule and Registration

Colorado SERVES is back at the Denver Tennis Park for the winter months beginning in October! SERVES is FREE - you must have a free DTP Club Automation account to register. Please register for each class date individually.

Players will learn and develop basic tennis skills in a fun and supportive environment. Brand new and experienced players are welcome!

Location

Denver Tennis Park

1560 South Franklin St.

Denver, Colorado 80210

Ages

Time

5-11 Years

Saturdays

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

11-18 Years

Saturdays

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Date

January 13

Date

January 27

Date

February 10

Date

February 24

Date

March 16

Support SERVES

Our community work is made possible by donations and grants from various organizations and individual donors. You can support Colorado SERVES and other DTP community programming with a charitable gift.

DPS Program:
Advantage Kids

Advantage Kids, our program within Denver Public Schools (DPS) schools, is designed to introduce and sustain tennis programming in under-invested DPS elementary, middle, and high schools where there is little to no tennis in the schools. 

Through Advantage Youth, the DTP is engaging Denver Public Schools students by introducing and then establishing a locally implemented tennis club program. Because the DTP is committed to offering more significant tennis programming in under invested communities, identifying an existing infrastructure by which consistent and evolving tennis programming can be offered is essential.

John Amesse Elementary school in Montbello inspired the DTP with its club tennis program as a means to build this infrastructure. Amesse has two teacher-champions who enjoy tennis and see its value to its student body.

The DTP continues to provide introductory tennis programming in 4-6 DPS schools each year, to build momentum and seek to identify champions in these schools, provide them with equipment (often supplied by USTA Colorado), train and support the champions, and begin building tennis clubs throughout SW Denver, Montbello, and possibly other neighborhood schools.

 

The long-term goal isn’t only to build a deep youth development structure through tennis in under invested communities, but to establish a culture of tennis and a pipeline of tennis players from elementary to high school within those communities .

 

If you are a faculty member or parent of a DPS school and have interest in the DTP bringing Advantage Youth to your school, please reach out to Sonia Schwartz, Community Outreach Coordinator, at sschwartz@denvertennispark.org.

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