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Thank you to everyone who took part in our Giving Tuesday appeal, where we raised over $2000 to run programming on the three new courts at Poplar Park built for youth and local residents in Northeast Philadelphia. Funded through a grant by the USTA Foundation, the refurbished courts will be home to Bodine High School for International Affairs and serve up dreams through tennis and education for local kids. Special thanks to the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for helping Down The Line and Beyond positively impact lives through tennis. For more photos please click here

“Our mission is to facilitate positive character and education development for Philadelphia area youth through the sport of tennis, in order to maximize each child’s full potential on and off the court and promote a community around the sport.” 

Down the Line and Beyond (DTLB) is a United States Tennis Organization (USTA) affiliated National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that organizes free tennis, education and character development programs for 1000 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.