DC Nonprofit Helps Disadvantaged Children Learn Tennis, Life Skills

Posted on April 11, 2019 6:18 am

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After a long day at school, 10-year-old Andrea Nichelson likes to play tennis. She’s been doing this for five years now, and she loves it. “What I like most about tennis is the game. It really gets my attention than anything I do. It brings up the fire in me,” she said. She’s one of about 900 kids in the nation’s capital who benefit from the free services offered by the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF). The foundation started in 1955 to give children ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to play tennis and gain a variety of skills