Preparing Student-Athletes for All Around Success

JTCC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that uses tennis as a vehicle to teach life skills to motivated youth.  We have demonstrated that tennis can prepare young people for the challenges and opportunities that they will face in college and their future careers.

Our tennis pathway starts at the beginner level where young children at Community Outreach sites in underserved areas of Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, MD learn the fundamentals of tennis.  Motivated and talented youth at outreach sites are invited to join full time training at our main facility in College Park, MD and start on a pathway to earning their own college scholarships.  We not only prepare student-athletes for the challenges they will face on the court but also equip them with the life skills they will need to be successful in their careers off the court. 


Giving Back … JTCC student-athletes volunteer 30 hours per year in our Community Outreach program, teaching tennis to youth in underserved areas of Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, MD

Mentoring … before receiving a private lesson, JTCC student-athletes must first give a lesson to a younger player in the program, fostering bonds across generations

Sportsmanship … every day JTCC Coaches reinforce the practice of good sportsmanship with our student-athletes and the importance of having respect for one another, on and off the court

Work Ethic … JTCC student-athletes in the full time program spend more than 25 hours per week training in tennis practices and fitness sessions while also maintaining a full academic course load

Problem Solving … since coaching is not allowed during tennis tournaments, young players must figure out their own ways to overcome obstacles and win matches

Determination … “Warrior Wednesdays” at JTCC involve rigorous and competitive practice matches that last hours in order to build up the mental toughness needed to compete at the highest levels

College Preparation … over the past five years JTCC graduates have earned more than $6 million in scholarships to universities including Harvard, Duke, UVA, and Michigan


As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, JTCC is dependent upon charitable contributions to allow student-athletes with financial need to participate in our programs and for us to continue our Community Outreach initiatives. As you are planning your year-end giving, we would appreciate your consideration.  We accept online donations, checks, credit cards, and gifts of stock.  Please contact vpaul@jtcc.org with any questions.