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Welcome to QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia

We're growing kid-sized tennis in central Virginia from the ground up . . .

QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia (QCV), an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity, has taken the kid-sized QuickStart Tennis "play to learn" format to 26 formerly underserved counties in central and south-central Virginia. We are the "tennis greenhouse" in central Virginia, growing tennis players and a public tennis tradition from the ground up.

We keep score!!! In September 2008 there was one "pilot" school in Albemarle County (Greer ES). Today there are 204 QuickStart schools in 27 counties and 3 independent cities reaching 94,000 kids in central and southside Virginia!!! Plus another 30 schools with 14,000 students in Bland, Buchanan and Tazewell counties in southwest Virginia and the cities of Hopewell and Petersburg in east central Virginia. Through local community partnerships we can get QuickStart going just about anywhere!!!

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To check out QuickStart programs being offered in your community, click here.

Tennis Brings Kids Together!
Tennis Brings Families Together!
Tennis Brings Communities Together!

What is QuickStart Tennis? QuickStart Tennis is the USTA's kid-sized, age-appropriate format for teaching kids ages three and up the "sport for a lifetime." Tennis has always taught kids valuable character-building life skills like integrity, sportsmanship, dedication, determination and teamwork. QuickStart has changed the teaching approach from traditional instruction to "play to learn" with a competency progression, which helps kids experience success early on. QuickStart adds FUN fitness and conditioning activities that work on agility, balance, coordination, footwork and reaction time. QCV is helping create "play pathways" in the communities we serve to get kids playing tennis in PE classes, after-school and out-of-school. Kids have so much FUN with QuickStart that they don't even know they're learning, and they're learning a lot. QuickStart brings out the best in kids naturally. Want to be a great adult? Be a QuickStart kid!        

Our Mission
QCV is an all-volunteer, grassroots Community Tennis Association (CTA) dedicated to promoting, developing and growing QuickStart Tennis in 27 counties and three independent cities in central Virginia. Unlike most CTAs, which focus on a limited local area and offer a wide variety of established USTA programs, we are targeting a wide area with a concentrated goal of introducing, promoting and growing the QuickStart Tennis format. Our goal is to create happy, healthy and active kids in the communities we serve.

Service Area: Counties: Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Charlottesville (City), Culpeper, Cumberland, Danville (City), Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Franklin, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Martinsville (City), Mecklenburg, Nelson, Nottoway, Orange, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Rappahannock

At QCV we feel a little bit like pioneers or missionaries taking the message of the "sport for a lifetime" into new territories, but we're having a lot of FUN spreading QuickStart Tennis all around central and south-central Virginia.

QCV is a member of the USTA, Tennis Industry Association and Center for Nonprofit Excellence and a registered USTA Community Tennis Association.




MAKING TENNIS
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


 

** Need to Read **

Why Tennis? USTA Foundation Special Report

Why Tennis is the Overall Best Sport

Exercise Makes Kids' Brains More Efficient

Being Active Benefits Kids Physically and Academically

Cooperative, socialized kindergartners become more productive adults

Researchers Offer Insight into Childhood Obesity

Top 5 Reasons Playing Tennis is Better than Soccer for Kids

Exercise Improves Cognitive Performance and Brain Function in Kids

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** NEW ** 2016 Annual Report

2015 Form 990EZ


WHY Tennis for Kids?
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** Latest News **

Tennis Club at Fluvanna High Uses QuickStart Tennis Format

QuickStart Tennis Trains Franklin County

Jump Start QuickStart Receives Grant from Harvest Youth Board

BrightSTARS -- Tennis for Me! Begins Third Year at Greer Elementary

BrightSTARS Format Shines at Grove Park Preschool

Tennis Festival at Stratford Tennis Club in Danville a Big Hit

BrightSTARS at Clearview Early Childhood Center

QuickStart Tennis Kicks off at Martinsville Middle School

QCV Issues Annual Report

Neighborhood QuickStart Program at Lake Monticello


QS Training Set for Franklin County


Friendship Team Competes in VTA Kastles Team Series

QCV Adds Three to Board of Volunteers

QCV Trains Patrick County Schools

QCV Receives Grant from Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation

Four More Schools Equipped in Pittsylvania County

QS Tennis Introduced at Shrine Mont

Training Set for Patrick County

QS Tennis Time Completes 4th Annual Tennis Camp

QCV Goes Bananas at Albemarle County Summer Tennis Camp

QCV Trains Henry County and Martinsville

Friendship Tennis Academy Hosts "Rally the Family"

QCV Receives Grant from Womack Foundation

QCV Receives Equipment Grant from USTA Mid-Atlantic

Bright Stars Field Day at Greer Elementary

Tennis Thriving at Rockfish River Elementary

Go Bananas! Gets "Thumbs Up" from Patrick McEnroe

Tennis in PE at Kentuck Elementary

Baker-Butler Kids Enjoy "Tennis Trifecta"

Crozet Tennis Day 2016

Crozet Tennis Day - Newsplex Video

Tennis Rocks the Gym at E. A. Gibson Elementary

Southwood Kids Attend UVa Tennis Match

SuperStarters Sports Partners with Madison House

Second Year of Tennis Tuesdays at Baker-Butler Wraps Up

Union Hall ES Kicks Off Tennis in PE

Lancer Tennis Hosts Fuqua Students

QCV Goes Bananas for QuickStart! at Kids in the Kitchen

Pittsylvania County Schools Share Tennis Equipment

QCV Receives Grant from Anonymous Donor for Pittsylvania

For earlier NEWS, click here.

 
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