Creating Scholar Athletes: Tennis & Education

by Portland After-School Tennis & Education
May 1, 2014

PAST&E Spring News

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PowerShares Series Tournament

Dear Friend,

With your support PAST&E is continuing in our mission to improve the lives of at-risk youth in Portland, Oregon, USA. Here are a few updates from our program:

Portland State University and Pacific University's Men's Tennis Teams Visit PAST&E

Thursday, February 13th the men's tennis teams from Portland State University and Pacific University visited PAST&E to help celebrate Black History Month. Players spent the afternoon teamed with our Scholar Athletes learning about notable African American tennis players, making friendship bracelets, and playing tennis. Check out this video provided by the Portland State Vikings!

PowerShares Series Comes to Portland

PAST&E Scholar Athletes were asked to demonstrate 10 & Under Tennis at the PowerShares Series Tournament in late February. They did a great job and enjoyed watching some of the greats including James Blake, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, and Jim Courier! 

PAST&E Scholar Athletes Visit the University of Portland

Saturday, April 5th, PAST&E Scholar Athletes ventured to the University of Portland for a full day of activities. Each Scholar Athlete was paired with their own college "big buddy" that stayed with them throughout the day, showing them what life is like as a college student. The day began with the Scholar Athletes and big buddies watching the Portland Pilot's Women's Tennis team take on Pepperdine. Then the big buddies and Scholar Athletes set off on a scavenger hunt to find seven tennis balls hidden in key buildings around the University of Portland campus, like the library and dormitories. After meeting for lunch, the Scholar Athletes listened as students spoke on the importance of college. Through the activities and bonding with their big buddies, the Scholar Athletes were able to see the opportunities college offers. 

Spring Junior Team Tennis Update

The Spring Junior Team Tennis season is well under way! Forty-one Scholar Athletes represent PAST&E on five teams: The Terminetters, Swing Theory, Straight Aces, the Racqueteers, and the Kids on the Court. Our teams have been traveling to local clubs and tennis facilites meeting and competing with players across Greater Portland. So far they've won six matches and over 250 games!

Thank you for your continued support!

University of Portland Visit Day
University of Portland Visit Day

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Portland After-School Tennis & Education

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Portland After-School Tennis & Education
Project Leader:
Danice Brown
Executive Director
Portland, OR United States

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