15-LOVE was founded on Arthur Ashe’s philosophy to “use tennis to teach the game of life.” We aim to use tennis as our medium to reach inner-city children in the Capital Region.
We are best known for our free tennis & life skills lessons for children ages 4-18 (with adult classes offered over the summer and fall so families can learn together). Lessons are offered indoors over the winter (October – April) and outdoors over the summer at numerous locations throughout Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Rensselaer (June – August).
Our instructors receive extensive training and act as positive role models for our youth participants. The primary success of the program, positively impacting the lives of young people, stems from the relationship developed between our instructors and participants. We have an outstanding group of instructors who provide encouragement and build self-esteem in our youth participants. Most of our instructors are graduates of the program.