Kids on the Ball Tennis 2017-05-02T09:37:53+00:00
Kids on the Ball Tennis

Kids on the Ball Tennis

Kids on the Ball is our award-winning tennis program for Burlington youth. The program began in the summer of 2000, when local tennis pro Jake Agna invited twenty children from King Street to join his Junior Development program at the Sports & Fitness Edge in South Burlington.

Jake quickly learned that many more children could benefit from organized tennis. Not only were children learning a life-long sport, but many were also developing important social skills through the program. With the help of co-founder Kathy Davis, Kids on the Ball quickly became one of King Street Center’s most successful core programs.

Today, Kids on the Ball is a city-wide program that serves hundreds of children each year. It includes:

  • A weekly Junior Development program after school at the Edge;
  • An in-school program at Burlington’s elementary and middle schools;
  • A busy summer program, with daily morning and afternoon sessions at Roosevelt Park and the Edge.
Kids on the Ball has received numerous local, state, and national awards and is widely recognized as a leader in innovative tennis programming for at-risk youth. We are a proud member of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) program of the United States Tennis Association and USTA – New England.