Creating Scholar Athletes: Tennis & Education

Jun 27, 2011

The Latest News from everyone at PAST&E!!

We've had an exciting few months at Portland After School Tennis & Education, Inc.

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Our Junior Team Tennis Teams played their first matches and had a great time!

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The Racqueteers, Black Attack, The Terminetters and The Kids on the Court, April 2011



All twelve of our High School Academy seniors graduated from High School this year and will all be moving on to college. We are so proud of them! We celebrated with a Graduation Ceremony and a fun day of games with the 12-and-under group that the Academy mentors!


PAST&E Academy Graduation, May 30th, 2011


USPTA/PNW Conference

Our Student Athletes helped out the presenters at the USPTA/PNW conference in Portland this year. Craig Jones of the USTA and Mark Bey Tennis Coach and Director of the CARE Academy in Chicago, demonstrated QuickStart drills and Junior private lessons with our Student Athletes!





USPTA/PNW Conference, June 3-5th, 2011

USPTA Conference


Our Tennis Director, Fitz Paccione, also received the STAR Award from the USPTA/PNW for supporting the development of tennis through the PAST&E Programs. It was a great honor for Fitz and for our organization!

Summer Slam tournament participants, age 10 and 8

Coach Fitz with Two Student Athletes, Summer, 2010


James John Tennis Day

We went to James John Elementary School in north Portland for a PAST&E Tennis Day! It was great to see so many faces and so many great forehands! We used QuickStart nets and balls, and even some kooshes to practice racquet control. We also practices a few of our dance moves!


James John Tennis Day, June 9th, 2011


James John Tennis Day, June 9th, 2011


QuickStart Training Workshop

PAST&E hosted a QuickStart Training Workshop for our summer volunteers with great Instructors Tracie Mitchem and Gail Benzler from the USTA!


PAST&E QuickStart Training Workshop with the USTA, June 12th, 2011



We’re about to start our Summer Program where we plan to serve 150 students Tennis, Fitness, Nutrition, Science and Math, Reading and Writing and life-skills all in 8 weeks as we go Island Hopping with our Educational Curriculum!


Stay tuned for more updates and thanks for your support!



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Danice Brown

Portland, OR United States

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