Frequenty asked questions of the 15-LOVE program...
Is 15-LOVE really free?
Yes. As amazing as it may seem, 15-LOVE classes are completely free.
How do I sign up?
Just show up at a class and we'll have a registration form for you to fill out. You can begin to play right away!
Who can participate?
15-LOVE's mission is to serve inner-city youth, ages 4 - 18. We welcome everyone, of every background and tennis ability, including summer lessons for adults. Please check our current schedule for classes for your age group / ability level.
Are classes held throughout the winter?
Yes. The winter schedule is limited. We hold classes in some schools, boys and girls clubs, and community centers throughout the winter. There is at least one free open class every week at a racket club. Call or check the current schedule for more information.
Do I need a racket?
No. 15-LOVE loans out rackets for use during our classes. Participants are welcome to bring their own racket if they have one.
How is the program funded?
We hold one large golf and tennis fundraiser each year that supports 25% of 15-LOVE's operating budget. We also apply for competitive grants, but most of our money comes from corporate and individual donations.
How can I contribute to 15-LOVE?
15-LOVE runs entirely on donated funds, and is made stronger through donated time and talent. We've made it easy for you to give a gift online.
How do I apply to be an instructor? Do I need to be a great tennis player to be a 15-LOVE instructor?
The most important part of being a 15-LOVE instructor is a desire to work with children and positively influence their lives. We can teach you how to teach tennis, but not how to love kids. Our off-courts are a big part of our lessons, so you need to be able to talk to kids in a peer group setting. Call for more information 518-438-2039.