Frequently Asked Questions

With whom does Aces in Motion partner?

The program focuses on youth living in the under-resourced communities of Gainesville, FL. AIM does this primarily through our free after-school program for middle and high school students. Aces in Motion also partners with other youth programs through outreach tennis and with adaptive athletes.

What does AIM provide? Is it just tennis?

No! The Aces in Motion after-school program promotes academic achievement, life skills development, and healthy lifestyles. It is a free program offered to  middle and high school aged students every day Monday through Friday. Monday through Thursday we head to the UF Campus for Gators in Motion and tennis, tutoring, field trips, guest speakers and more. Transportation is provided for students who attend Howard Bishop or Lincoln Middle Schools, as well as Eastside and Gainesville High Schools. Students who do not attend these schools must be dropped off by a parent. We offer life skills lessons, nutrition lessons, college prep, one-on-one tutoring and provide an AIM Family atmosphere

How can I get involved?

To get involved as a participant, volunteer or staff member, please contact Paula Parra at

If you would like to get involved as a donor or sponsor, please contact Addison Staples at

Where are the Aces in Motion Offices located?

Through a partnership with the City of Gainesville, Aces in Motion office are located at the newly renovated Oakview Park 810 NW 8th Street Gainesville, FL 32601

More questions?

Call or email:

Addison Staples
Executive Director


Shelley Rogers

Program Director