New Haven Tennis Outreach (NHTO)                                                                      

NHTO provides free year-round tutoring, tennis lessons, and mentoring to selected Vincent E. Mauro Elementary Magnet School students.  Through the combination of athletics and academics a bond is facilitated between students and mentors (Yale varsity coaches, varsity & club team members) that can positively influence the direction of the student's futures.  Students also receive a full scholarship to all four weeks of the Blue & White Championship Tennis Camps held at the Yale tennis courts during the month of July.

Contact: Alex Dorato, Cary Leeds Coach of Men's Tennis, alex.dorato@yale.edu

Provide youth from low-income families in the New Haven community with free tennis coaching, academic tutoring and mentorship.

The program strives to promote the character-building benefits of athletics (i.e. work ethic, sportsmanship, commitment, leadership skills). Through the combination of athletics and academics a bond is facilitated between students and mentors that can positively influence the direction of the students' futures.

New Haven Tennis Outreach is a non-profit youth development program for students in grades 3-12. The program is directed towards children from low-income families that otherwise would not have access to high-quality academic guidance or athletic instruction. Undergraduates from the Yale Varsity Tennis Teams will mentor the program's students year-round; providing consistent tennis lessons and one-on-one academic tutoring.

New Haven Tennis Outreach & Thomas W. Ford '42 Community Outreach Program:

New Haven Tennis Outreach is being developed under the umbrella, and with the administrative support, of the Thomas W. Ford '42 Community Outreach Program. The Ford Program was formed in 1996 with the support of the Yale Athletic Department to pursue the following mission: