Youth Tennis Advantage

aka YTA   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.youthtennisadvantage.org

Mission

Youth Tennis Advantage’s (YTA) mission is to help close opportunity and achievement gaps for under-resourced youth in the San Francisco Bay Area through comprehensive tennis, academic and enrichment programs, seeking to promote the physical, educational, and life skills necessary to prepare and empower them to reach for their full potential.

Ruling year info

1975

Executive Director

Mr. Michael Skinner

Main address

P.O. Box 330458

San Francisco, CA 94133 USA

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EIN

94-2293585

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Tennis and Racquet Sports Clubs/Leagues (N66)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our goal is to help reach even more under-resourced communities and youth. We are working hard to reach out to schools to be able to have a positive impact on more children. In 2019 we launched our own college scholarship program: The Russell & Lee Flynn College Scholarship, awarding two YTA students up to $8,000 ($2,000 per year for up to four years) to help offset the high cost of attending college. In 2020 the world was hit with COVID-19. Children in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities are at highest risk for learning loss and dropping out from the shift to distance learning. When the stay-at-home orders hit the Bay Area, Youth Tennis Advantage worked hard to make sure our kids had what they needed to weather the crisis academically, physically and emotionally, providing stability and continuity in a time of incredible stress and uncertainty.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

YTA Scholar Athlete Program

The YTA Scholar Athlete Programs include five days per week of year round after school tennis instruction,
academic assistance and life skills activities. The Scholar Athlete Programs provide valuable opportunities for students ages 7 – 18 years of age to be part of the YTA team tennis, tournament team and our Ball Crew team. YTA offers free after school programs at five sites: John McLaren Park and Hunters Point in San Francisco, Bushrod and Mosswood Parks in Oakland, and on the UC Berkeley varsity tennis courts in Berkeley.
In 2019 we provided service for over 300 participants.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

NJTL Chapter of the Year 2008

United States Tennis Association Northern California Section

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2010

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Youth Tennis Advantage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health, well-being and personal success of under-resourced communities in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley through comprehensive programs of academic tutoring, life-skills coaching and tennis. Our structured, community based out-reach programs to kids ages 7-18 have proved to be extremely effective in improving the confidence, physical fitness and college-bound mentality of our students.

YTA combines our many resources (see capabilities below) to provide year-round, after-school and summer programs consisting of tennis, academic tutoring and life-skills coaching. YTA also uses the resources of NJTL, USTA Foundation to implement specific curriculums for three different age groups, ACES for 10 & Under kids, our own Teaching Tennis the YTA Way for kids 14 & Under and for high-school kids College Pathways in addition to their regular programing. YTA supports tournament teams to participate in local, sectional and Junior Team Tennis competition and in certain cases higher-level tournament competition.

Youth Tennis Advantage has a staff of highly qualified coaches working in five locations in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. The YTA staff consists of trained tennis coaches, site directors and academic coordinators and licensed educators. YTA also employs the help of college students to tutor our students accounting for over 2000 hours served annually. We partner with SF Recreation & Parks, SF Housing Authority, Boys & Girls Club, Oakland Parks and Recreation, and Cal Berkeley Tennis to have access to our locations. YTA is also an official chapter of National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) and supported by the USTA Foundation. We are a 4-star chapter of the NJTL network, the highest level offered.

YTA uses tennis as a tool to teach sportsmanship, discipline, self-control, build confidence, physical fitness and respect for themselves and others. The importance of developing important life-skills is promoted through the four core areas of Career & Finance, Health & Nutrition, the Arthur Ashe Essay (National Essay Competition through USTA) and College Pathways. These four areas teach some of the essential skills that kids will need to know moving on to college or just to be more successful young adults, skills like balancing a checkbook, filling out a job or college application, writing and literacy and how to maintain their health through a healthy diet and exercise.
What's next is to reach more youth in the Bay Area.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Youth Tennis Advantage

Board of directors
as of 3/3/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim Connelly

Paul Fay

Entrepreneur

Everett (Skip) Hewlett

Attorney and Court Commissioner for San Francisco

Michael Price

Attorney

Bob Sockolov

Rochester Big and Tall, retired

John C. (Sandy) Walker

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Mike Delagnes

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Sara Flynn

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Christine Costamagna

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Peter Lynch

Urban Green

Hillary Phu

Jon Streeter

Shelly Thigpen

Peter Wright

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/03/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability