We provide our comprehensive tennis and life skill curriculum to students at 21st Century Community Learning Centers, often exceeding 400 participants per week.

Aces in Motion provides tennis and life-skills instruction once per week to about 160 students in this Title 1 school.

The strong and longstanding partnership between Aces in Motion and Gainesville Parks and Rec has been one of the great keys to the program's success. Without their generous support and tireless dedication to improving the lives of Gainesville's youth, AIM would not be possible.

Through UF’s College of Education

CROP provides one-on-one tutoring to our participants Monday through Wednesday while our students are on the UF campus Monday through Wednesday.

We are partnering with the I Am Stem summer program to provide our tennis and life skills curriculum to their participants grades K-8.

  • Partnered with GPD, among other law enforcement agencies, for Volley Against Violence (VAV). VAV is a weekly event where GPD officers interact with our after school participants on court and then sit down together for a dinner and discussion on topics covering relationship building, social emotional learning, and conflict resolution.

  • Regularly attend Pineridge neighborhood meetings hosted by GPD.

  • Held first Tennis Festival for Pineridge neighborhood, October 2014.

  • Stay in regular contact with GPD in regard to east Gainesville issues.

  • Participated in a Community Service Day at Phoenix Apartments.

  • Aces in Motion instructors provide weekly tennis instruction to K-3 students at our T.B. McPherson location

Providing weekly tennis/life-skill instruction to Reichert House elementary and middle school students at T.B. McPherson tennis facility.

We partnered with RPCP to develop an on-court curriculum to teach conflict resolution skills underserved youth.

Grant written to provide tennis instruction as part of PE class. We were able to start our first Special Olympics tennis team in 2016 as well as involve athletes with Middle School Tennis with typical athletes.

In 2016, the first Special Olympics tennis competition was held in Alachua County.

USTA Florida Section Foundation, and USTA Foundation

Over $22,000 in grants received for 2014 programming, and $12,500 in 2015 (YTD)

University of Florida Student Athletes

University of Florida Student Athletes (Goodwill Gators), UF Club Tennis, and UF Varsity Tennis provide tennis instruction and life-skills instruction at T.B. McPherson tennis facilities and east Gainesville schools. UF’s Alpha Kappa Psi business provide homework help during the After-School Program. Gator Pals provides volunteers to help with the adaptive tennis program.

In conjunction with the College of Tourism, Recreation, and Sports Management and Dr. Trevor Bopp, we have introduced our newest program, Gators in Motion. We visit the UF campus with our after school program three days per week to promote post-secondary education through one on one tutoring with UF student volunteers and engagement with university clubs, athletic teams, student organizations, and colleges.

Up2Us provides instructor training in Sports-Based Youth Development and also provides opportunities to host Coach Across America Coaches.

Provided free tennis instruction at Howard Bishop Middle as part of the Youth Combine.

At the end of 2015, we were selected as a United Way Impact Partner, which opens additional training and funding opportunities.

CARD provides free training for our staff and volunteers on how best to work with people with disabilities and provides motivational/behavioral aids for our After-School Program.

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