PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education in Philadelphia has been selected as Public Facility/Organization of the Year by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and its national and international affiliates, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The announcement was made today by Dennis Van der Meer, President and Founder of Professional Tennis Registry.
“This honor belongs to all those who dreamed of a Youth Tennis Center where kids could train and rise to their potential, not only as tennis players but as solid human beings,” said AAYTE Board Chairman Robert A. Swift. “The Arthur Ashe Center is a new destination for the City and Region in the heart of Fairmount Park. Its 16 tennis courts and classroom are bricks and mortar at their finest. When the Center fills with kids, it is a melting pot, overflowing with joy and resonating with aspirations of what can be.”