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Tennis foundation prepares Club kids for athletic success

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.          -Arthur Ashe

The marriage between tennis and self-confidence took a huge leap for the Club kids of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County thanks to a new partnership between the Club and the newly formed Treasure Coast Tennis Foundation.

The relationship came to its first fruition following a recent tennis tournament where Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County were named their inaugural recipient by Karin DeCoste, foundation president.

DeCoste came to the Club’s main office in Fort Pierce to make a presentation of tennis equipment and a check for $5,000 designed to be part of the preparation that will lead to the success and self-confidence of the Club members. “The Treasure Coast Tennis Foundation is designed to grow tennis while also giving back within the tri-county communities we serve” said DeCoste.

“Tennis offers a discipline different than what you find in team sports like basketball or football. Even though it is an ‘individual’ sport you still have to learn how to communicate and conduct yourself to judges, coaches and opponents.” said Will Armstead, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.

With the table set for the preparation of self-confidence on tennis courts for Club kids it is just another avenue of positivity and opportunity for the youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of t. Lucie County.


About the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County:

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with a world class Boys & Girls Club experience, assuring that success is within reach for every young person who walks through our doors, and that every Club member graduates from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles. The Club enables all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

With 20 locations throughout the county, Boys & Girls Clubs programs serve a diverse group of kids from grades K-12. We serve 15,000 youth throughout the year from a variety of backgrounds. Be part of something wonderful and take a tour of an area club by calling (772) 460-9918 or visiting or at

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