Read the Huffington Post article about Serviam Girls Academy and its Director of Athletics, Susan Thomas. RSTTA provides after school enrichment tennis programming to the Serviam students.
Wilmington, DE (September 2017) – Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association (RSTTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kareem Bryant as Executive Director. Kareem will be responsible for the overall management and execution of RSTTA’s mission, including leading the growth of key programs and community outreach and engagement.
As the kids head back to school, we thought we'd share some photos from our Summer Program Closing Celebration on August 10th. We had an amazing summer!
Photography Credit - Ann Manley Photography
At Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association (RSTTA), students take the skills they learn on the courts--how to use teamwork, how to use discipline and how to focus--and apply them to the classroom. The physical activity also helps them stay healthy and active, which in turn helps them perform better academically.
“When children are able to exercise and then come do academics, it really helps them perform much better because that frontal lobe is all charged up so they can focus and put more attention into their school work,” said Marianne Olmstead, Program Manager for Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring. “The exercise part is really important for them to perform well in the classrooms.”
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On Friday, May 12th, Rodney Street headed over to Rodney Square with a host of enthusiastic volunteers for Tennis in the Streets. The mission: introduce over 1000 kids from schools in Delaware to the sport of tennis. Tennis in the Streets is an annual event held in conjunction with the USPTA, USTA, RSTTA and Wilmington Parks and Recreation.
RSTTA had such a blast at the Brandywine School District Elementary Fitness Festival on Saturday, May 20th! It was an amazing opportunity for RSTTA to connect with the community. Thank you to Matt Farina and all of the wonderful volunteers, vendors and families for making it a great afternoon! We hope to see some of the kids at our summer camp starting June 19th!
Read more about the day on TownSquareDelaware.
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A big thank you to those that donated
through our matching gift campaigns in 2016.
Due to the generosity of anonymous
donors, 100% of these gifts were matched
and we raised over $50,000
to support children and youth in Wilmington!
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Bright and early on Saturday, September 10th, seven RSTTA students arrived to meet Executive Director, Kim Paymaster and two parent chaperones to board a van for a three-hour trip. There’s not many places that they would travel this far to, but this time, it was for the US OPEN! “It was my first time to New York and to the US Open!”, said Robin, one of our parent chaperones.
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From USTA Middle States Press Release
Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Among
2016 Middle States Premier Providers
Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring (Wilmington, Del.) was recently named one of 34 Middle States Premier Providers for 2016.
Thirty-four facilities and organizations were chosen for 2016, with each being recognized for providing many of the adaptations and programs the USTA offers for its communities.
Click here to catch up on what RSTTA was up to during the last quarter of 2015!
Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association
Names Kim Paymaster as Executive Director
Wilmington, DE (October 2015) – Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association (RSTTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Paymaster as its Executive Director. Paymaster will be responsible for the overall management and execution of RSTTA’s mission, including program management, personnel and development.
Catch up on what RSTTA has been up to this summer!
Click here to read our Summer 2015 E-Newsletter!
USTA FOUNDATION RECEIVES $110,000 FROM JPMORGAN CHASE TOSUPPORT TENNIS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMINGAT 10 NJTL NETWORK CHAPTERS
Each NJTL Chapter Will Receive $10,000, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Will Once Again Launch #ReturnTheServe, a Nationwide Twitter Campaign to Help One NJTL Receive an Additional $10,000
USTA Middle States recognized RSTTA as a 2015 Premier Provider. We are humbled by the acknowledgement! Thank you, Middle States, for all of your support of our programs.
Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association is pleased to announce that Jeff Harrison has become the new Chairman of the Board, succeeding Bill Curry who has held the position since 2013. Jeff, a member of the Rodney Street board since 2010, began his term as Chair in January of 2015.
Congrats to RSTTA Junior Leader and Instructor Colin Horgan for his recent Ken Isaacs Sportsmanship Award from the USTA Delaware District!
Colin is a shining example for our younger students both on and off the court and we are so lucky to have watched him grow into the great leader that he is today. Way to go, Colin!