“Our mission is to facilitate positive character and education development for Philadelphia area youth tennis players, in order to maximize each child’s full potential on and off the court and cultivate the next generation of leadership.” 

Down the Line and Beyond (DTLB) is a United States Tennis Organization (USTA) affiliated National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) non-profit foundation that organizes free tennis and character development programs for 1600 children in underserved parks and communities within the city of Philadelphia.  

DTLB, with the assistance of CITRS, an organization that structures and implements effective character education and development, has built a curriculum for its programs that fosters integrity, self-control, justice, fortitude, positive attitude, humility, respect and good sportsmanship.  The character development curriculum is an essential element of every Down the Line and Beyond activity.