HISTORY OF AdvantageCLE,

Formerly known as Inner City Tennis Clinics

The City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Clinic and various individuals made our launch possible in 2010. Since then a number of other companies have become annual donors of various levels and we’re actively looking for more so that we can expand our services for our participants.​

Development Paradigm:

  • Tennis was once a major part of the Cleveland community

  • Cleveland hosted over 40 professional and amateur championships, four Davis Cup matches, and a professional Tennis team.

  • Once over 120 public courts spanned the city,  now fewer than 40 playable courts exist citywide.

  • Beautification to the look of Cleveland

  • Promoting  a future educated workforce increases consideration of Cleveland for Business opportunities.

  • Overall contributes to the attraction for potential Cleveland residents.

Early Accomplishments and Growth

  • 160 students

  • Produced daily reading and journal entries

  • Played 160 hours of tennis

  • Increased wellness awareness by 70%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

2010:

2011:

  • 240 students

  • Overall literacy improvement

  • Introduced Poetry Slam

  • Played 240 hours of tennis

  • Introduced Health Corp Curriculum

  • 240 students

  • Produced daily reading and journal entries

  • Played 350 hours of tennis

  • Provided pedometers and healthy habit journals

  • Introduced financial literacy course

  • East vs West Tournament

  • Match vs City of Cleveland Parks & Recreation

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

2012:

2013:

  • 180 students/one site

  • 38 students in Highland Hts Tourney

  • 38 students to Western & Southern Cincy Tournament

  • 750 volunteer hours

  • 32% attendance growth

2013 TNT (Tennis and Tutoring) After School Program:

  • 30 students for 35 weeks

  • 4:00 – 6:00 Mon-Fri

  • Grades improved for all tutees

  • Indoor court time provided on weekends

  • Free shoes earned when students hit 5,000 balls

  • Fed Cup team visit

2014:

  • Over 200 students attended

  • Intro to new literacy curriculum

  • 56 students to Cincy Tournament

  • 44 students in Highland Hts Tourney

  • Incorporated sex ed via Gund Foundation in Wellness component

  • Introduced CWRU STEM Program

  • Partnered with Shepherd Institute

  • Intro to new fitness curriculum via Ginn Academy

  • Partnered with YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)

Advantage Cleveland Tennis and Education, Inc - 216-255-8283

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