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 31 formerly underserved counties and cities 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!
Reading Pathway UPDATE - Racquets for Reading!!! tops 8,900 kids since we kicked it off in November 2020! 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.
Virginia now funds 50% of the costs of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL). QCV now has DPIL chapters in 17 of the 28 counties we serve. In November 2020, there were only two.
We keep score!!! In September 2008 there was one "pilot" school in Albemarle County (Greer ES). Today there are 215 QuickStart schools with tennis in PE classes in 28 counties and 3 independent cities reaching 101,000 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 Net Generation Initiative, schools, parks & recreation departments and youth-based organizations can now qualify for free training and equipment. Check it out here.
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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
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QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.