GEICO GAME ON!
The GEICO Game On! program introduces children ages 5-11 to the sport of tennis through developmental drills, team-building games, and fitness fundamentals offered one day each week for two hours.
JTCC coaches travel to a total of 16 elementary schools and recreation centers throughout Washington DC including seven sites in the spring, six sites in the summer, and six sites in the fall. Each site offers a 10-week program. Participating sites include:
Arboretum Community Center Nalle Elementary
Bancroft Elementary North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Cleveland Elementary Savoy Elementary
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Charter School Stokes Elementary
Fort Stanton Recreation Center Takoma Education Campus
Imagine Hope Lamond Academy Thomson Elementary
Imagine Hope Tolson Academy Truesdell Elementary
Kennedy Recreation Center Walker-Jones Education Campus
GEICO provides significant funding for this JTCC Community Impact program as a major supporter of JTCC.
The Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs (MOLA) provides funds for outreach within DC Latino population schools.
SANDY SPRING BANK
ADVANTAGE PRINCE GEORGE’S
The Sandy Spring Bank Advantage Prince George’s program introduces children ages 5-11 to the sport of tennis through developmental drills, team-building games, and fitness fundamentals operating at 20 elementary schools and recreation centers throughout the Prince George’s County, MD area: five sites in the spring, 10 sites in the summer, and five sites in the fall.
A 10-week after school and summer program is offered at no charge to participants at each site one day a week for two hours. Participating sites include:
Accokeek Elementary Kettering Elementary
Adelphi Elementary Kingsford Elementary
Avalon Elementary Lake Arbour Community Center
Baden Elementary Mattaponi Elementary
Beltsville Elementary North Forestville Community Center
Berwyn Heights Community Center Pointer Ridge Elementary
Capitol Heights Elementary Robert Gray Elementary
Deerfield Run Community Center Rolling Crest Chillum Community Center
Francis S. Key Elementary Seat Pleasant Elementary
Glassmanor Elementary Suitland Community Center
Glenn Dale Community Center Vansville Recreation Center
Sandy Spring Bank is a valued partner of JTCC and provides significant funding to underwrite this program.
VIRTUAL TENNIS PROGRAM
During the height of the pandemic, JTCC offered free online 10-week sessions for the GEICO Game On! program in Washington, DC and Sandy Spring Bank Advantage Prince George’s and Police Athletic League in Maryland.
The 45-minute classes introduced youth to the fundamentals of tennis, including stroke development, tennis knowledge, hand-eye coordination and fitness, preparing them for success when they first step on the tennis court. Additionally, participants were offered a tennis racquet and a can of tennis balls at no charge.
Virtual tennis was highlighted in the 2021 GEICO Champions Celebration – check out the video below!