The Panda Foundation
Learning about Dental Health
A vast and ever-growing talent pool
Alexus "Ace" Jones crushing her forehand
Panda nutritionist Grace Lee talks about eating the proper foods for good health
Vincenzo Ciccone winning the 2012 ATA National Men's Singles Title
Helping seniors enjoy tennis and maintain their good health

Our Mission

Our mission is also our motto; “To Teach Tennis and Change Lives.” The Panda Foundation, created to improve the lives of children, was certified as a 501(c)3 organization in 2000. Using tennis as the hook in our “Children’s Programs”, the Panda Foundation and its partners strive to impress upon children the value of remaining in school, maintaining a healthy, drug free body and addressing the issue of childhood obesity and diabetes.

The skill and experience of our instructors help those in our “Professional Development” program to compete at the highest levels of the sport. Innate talent is never enough to elevate a tennis player to the top of the game.  Every player on the professional circuit has formidable ball-striking skills.  It is the experience of our instructors, players that have competed at the professional level, which can guide these talented youngsters to reach their potential.
These young professionals understand the value of giving back.  When they are not traveling to tournaments, they offer help to groups of seniors in our “Seniors Program” that want to improve their tennis skills.  These seniors often require only strategic assistance to improve their performance and produce a more satisfying experience.
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Helping Children

We have developed partnerships with local Hospitals, School Systems and Nutritionists in an effort to teach children to avoid the perils of childhood obesity and diabetes. Once each month, a doctor, dentist, mentor or nutritionist visits our program to discuss health related issues.

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Professional Development

The Panda Foundation assists in the professional development of a select number of talented players. These players need continued training and support to reach their goals.Travel, training and housing have always been barriers for middle and lower income families. Offer your support now!

Senior Training

Our young professionals offer exhibitions and training support to groups of senior players to improve their recreational enjoyment of the sport that they've loved for decades. Seldom will we offer changes in ball-striking technique because these have been in place for decades, but rather methods that will enhance their enjoyment of the game.

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