One Love Tennis Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to reach underprivileged and low income youth through affordable tennis, education, and fitness.
Former ATP-ranked tennis professional Michael-Ray Pallares founded One Love Tennis Inc. in 2011. Since then, Michael has traveled all over the world, organizing Play-Day events designed to introduce kids to tennis, experience its social and competitive aspects, and gain the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills. Play-Days are a promote a sense of achievement in a fun and spirited atmosphere.
Donations to One Love Tennis will go to supporting the development of programs in the United States as well as to One Love Tennis’s longer-term goal, which is to provide children’s shelters and schools with tennis courts, appropriately sized nets, racquets and balls so that the children who live and study there can play tennis year-round.
Tennis For All Uganda brings tennis to young people in Kampala and the Bboza Mpigi district with the aim of empowering, mobilizing, and educating slum children (both boys and girls) through the social and life lessons that come from playing tennis.
Founded by Vicent Muzewere and Julius Kyobe in FILL IN YEAR, Tennis for All Uganda brings structure and purpose to the lives of the children in their program. Education and mentorship are built into the programs so kids emerge not only with knowledge of tennis but often with vocational skills that will enable them to build self-sufficient lives for themselves and avoid the dangers of slum living.
Tennis for All Uganda transforms lives, one game at a time, through structured tennis, educational and youth empowerment programs.
Based in Spain and working on a shoestring budget, Tennis Aid has delivered tennis equipment and services to coaches and players in over 65 countries. They assist coaches who teach in villages and primary schools as well as players who face challenges accessing equipment.
Tennis Aid also works with organiations use tennis as a tool for social inclusion. It supports tennis sessions for mental health programs, promotes tennis for people with physical disabilities, and collaborates with daycare centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.
Tennis Aid has brought tennis to refugee camps in Greece, Uganda and elsewhere.
The organization will use funds donated by Tennis for Good to expand its program outreach and buy more equipment for the people it serves.