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Welcome to QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia

We've grown kid-sized tennis in Virginia from the ground up . . . and now we're improving early childhood literacy!

Since 2009, 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 28 formerly underserved counties in central and southside Virginia. Our goal is to create happy, healthy, active and literate kids in the communities we serve.

Want to be a great adult?

Play tennis! Read books!

Eat healthy! Have FUN!!!

Be a QuickStart kid!

COVID-19 UPDATE - Racquets for Reading!!! tops 5,000 kids since we kicked it off in November 2020!!! We can't work with kids in-person for the foreseeable future, so we have found other ways to positively impact kids' lives. We  emphasize nutrition and life skills with Go Bananas for QuickStart! cards and materials and promote childhood literacy for preschoolers and kindergartners with book giveaways and book grants -- all in the FUN QuickStart way.

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

We keep score!!! In September 2008 there was one "pilot" school in Albemarle County (Greer ES). We held a 10-year celebration at Greer in September 2018. Today there are 213 QuickStart schools with tennis in PE classes in 28 counties and 3 independent cities reaching 99,000 kids in central and southside Virginia!!! We have deepened our impact with BrightSTARS -- Tennis for Me! in a dozen schools so far. Plus we've taken tennis to PE classes in another 37 schools with 16,000 students in communities outside our service area.

Through local community partnerships we can get QuickStart Tennis going just about anywhere!!! Let us know if we can help in your community.

Thanks to the USTA's new Net Generation Initiative, schools, parks & recreation departments and youth-based organizations can now qualify for free training and equipment. Check it out here.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter  

Service Area: Counties: Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, 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


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

WHY Tennis for Kids?


2021 Annual Report

2020 IRS Form 990EZ

** Latest News **

Racquets for Reading!!!  Year Two

Aqua Virginia Grant Supports Racquets for Reading!!!

Summer Tennis Tradition Continues at Lake Monticello

Racquets for Reading!!! Update

Tye River Preschoolers and Kindergartners Get Books

Cumberland Kindergartners Receive Books

Energix Steps Up for 210 Kids in Buckingham County

Annual Racquet and Ball Giveaway at Crozet Elementary

Go Bananas! Role Model Named ACC Tourney MVP

Clearview Preschoolers Get Books and Giveaways

QCV Receives Grant from CAPTRUST Community Foundation

Kindergartners Get Books and Giveaways at:
  Cumberland Elementary
  Crozet Elementary
  Rockfish River Elementary
  Stony Point Elementary

Cumberland County Continues to Amaze with Scholastic Books

Appomattox Primary Preschoolers Receive Scholastic Books

Kathy McCutcheon Named Teacher of the Year

Nathanael Greene Primary Kids Celebrate Read Across America Week

QCV Receives Grant from Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

QuickStart Tennis Book Grant Puts Smiles on Faces

BrightSTARS at Stone-Robinson Play Tennis during COVID

Preschoolers and Kindergartners in Greene County Get Books

Cumberland Preschoolers Get First Book

QCV Makes Scholastic Book Grant to Cumberland Elementary

Soho Center Donates Books for BrightSTARS

QCV's Racquets for Reading!!! Counteracts COVID Challenges

Racquets for Reading!!! Receives Community Impact Grant from Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia

Racquets for Reading!!! Grant for Madison Primary Preschoolers

QCV Partners with Soho Center for Greer Elementary

Preschoolers in Patrick County Receive Scholastic Books

Preschoolers in Patrick County to Receive Scholastic Books

Preschoolers Receive Their First Scholastic Book Club Book

QuickStart Publishes 2020 Annual Report

QuickStart PE Teacher Named Mid-Atlantic PE Teacher of the Year

Little Joe Chickapig and QCV Support Preschoolers during COVID-19

Stone-Robinson BrightSTARS Enjoy QCV Literacy Grant

Mountaintop Montessori Hops on the QuickStart Bus

QCV Sends Tennis Ball Lettuce Seeds to Schools

Soho Center Provides Books for BrightSTARS on Valentine's Day

For earlier NEWS, click here.

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