R.S.T.A's Mission Statement
Our Mission: To improve and promote the lifelong emotional and physical health of underserved and low-income children and Atlanta, Georgia through tennis. We strive to use tennis as a vehicle to keep children off the streets during out-of-school time, in a safe environment that they can trust; to engage them in athletic activates that teach discipline, build confidence, develop patience, and encourage healthy lifestyle. We help children to apply the positive attributes of sportsmanship and discipline to develop meaningful values and life skills that will guide them to make positive choices in their daily lives, and transfer those talents and skills learned on the tennis court to overcome challenges to success in life.
Priorities & Organization: At R.S.T.A we understand that tennis is important but it’s not the most important thing we do in life. To be the most successful tennis player that you can be, we feel like organization and balance in all areas of your life is essential.
1. Family. Without family, you wouldn’t be here! Simple enough! Treat your family with respect, always!
2. School. School is your short-term and long-term future. Lets face it, in college tennis, if you’re not passing…you’re not playing!
3. Tennis. Tennis is a bonus. It’s a privilege. Without school and family, there is no tennis. Tennis practice should be like recess. Time to forget about school, and other issues and relax, work hard, and have fun! Let us handle this part!