Nonprofit brings love of tennis to children in NYCHA buildings

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FORT GREENE -

School is almost out but one nonprofit organization is making sure students continue to learn throughout the summer break.

Kings County Tennis League brings their love and skills of tennis to children living in NYCHA complexes.

The nonprofit has renovated or created tennis courts at three of six developments they serve. The last opened Saturday at the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene. The program is held every Saturday in the summer from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The group is calling it the Ingersoll Tennis Club and there's already about 40 families signing their kids up.

Kings County Tennis League has over 100 volunteers who coach, organize and educate the kids who join.

Each two-hour session has a tennis and life skills portion, which teaches kids how to play and how to be a good sport.

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