Advisory Board

Nick Bollettieri, Official Partner 

The Down The Line and Beyond Foundation’s biggest partnership is with Nick Bollettieri, world famous tennis coach to 10 number 1 ranked professional tennis players, creator of the first and most prestigious sports training academy (now IMG Academy), entrepreneur, motivator, and International Tennis Hall of Famer. Nick was also recently the first non-African American inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame for his work with inner city and disadvantaged youth beginning with the Ashe Bollettieri Cities programs which he founded and operated with Arthur Ashe in the 1980’s. The mission of this new partnership is to empower underserved Philadelphia youth using coaching in the lifelong sport of tennis and mentoring to build the character, confidence, educational excellence, and life skills needed for success in the community and in life.

  

Lisa Raymond – Official Partner

Lisa Raymond is an American retired professional tennis player who has achievedlisaraymond-cropped notable success in doubles tennis. Raymond has 11 grant slam titles to her name: 6 in women’s doubles and 5 in mixed doubles. On June 12, 2000, she reached the world number one ranking in doubles. Her career high singles ranking was fifteenth in October 1997. Lisa has been involved with The Down The Line and Beyond Foundation for three years, in which she has visited multiple outreach sites, run character workshops with the DTLB ambassadors, and also writes about her experiences with DTLB in a monthly blog. “It is an incredible organization that helps give back to the community in so many way and I feel very lucky to be a part of it.”