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Frequently Asked Questions

Who does Aces in Motion serve?

The program primarily focuses on underserved youth living on the east side of Gainesville, FL. The underserved youth AIM targets include at-risk youth, disabled youth and wheelchair bound athletes. AIM is led by GACTA’s Executive Director, Addison Staples, alongside AIM’s Program Director, Eric Lanham, and AIM’s Academic Director, Nasseeka Denis.

What do we provide?

AIM provides FREE tennis clinics to qualifying youth on the east side of Gainesville through a variety of different programs: After-School Program, In and At School Programs, Outreach Programs and our Adaptive Tennis Program. All programs are provided with all necessary equipment- racquets, balls and fitness equipment-  as well as instruction from certified professional tennis instructors and volunteers. AIM will strive for a curriculum that not only teaches tennis skills but will also encompass life skills (discipline, team work, goal setting, problem solving), academic achievement and physical fitness.

How can you get involved?

To get involved as a participant, volunteer or staff member, please contact Eric Lanham at eric@acesinmotion.org.

If you would like to get involved as a donor or sponsor, please contact Addison Staples at addison@acesinmotion.org.

Where do we hold programming?

  • TB McPherson Recreation Complex – AIM After-School Program, Reichert House, Kids Count and Adaptive Tennis

  • UF Florida Gym, Varsity Tennis Courts, and other campus locations - Gators in Motion four days per week with the AIM After-School participants

  • Rawlings Elementary – Tennis In the Schools Program with 21st Century

  • Duval Elementary – Tennis In the Schools Program with 21st Century

  • Idylwild Elementary- Tennis In the Schools Program with 21st Century

  • Metcalfe Elementary- Tennis In the Schools Program with 21st Century

  • Lake Forest Elementary- Tennis In the Schools Program with 21st Century

  • Boulware Springs Chater School-  AIM In-School Program

  • Sidney Lanier- Adaptive tennis after school

  • Lincoln Middle School- Tennis In the Schools Program with 21st Century

  • Shell Elementary School- Tennis In the Schools Program with 21st Century

For specific hours of operation for each program, please click here. 

More questions?

Call or email:

Addison Staples
Executive Director of GACTA/AIM
352-514-9975
Addison@acesinmotion.org

 

Eric Lanham

Program Director of AIM
502-299-2282

eric@acesinmotion.org