Enter the Arthur Ashe Essay Contest
If you are an NJTL participant or Foundation youth ages 6-18, you have a chance to win a trip to New York City!! Write your response to the question, "If you could follow Arthur Ashe's footsteps and 'give back' to tennis, what would you do to give back to the game and how would it impact others?"
Arthur Ashe was an American hero fighting battles both on and off the court. He broke barriers in the tennis world, becoming a three time grand slam champion, and the first African American male to win a grand slam tournament. Off the court, he was a social activist taking on issues like racial prejudice, AIDS, apartheid, and education. One of his many legacies includes the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL), a network of youth serving organizations that provide tennis and education for all. His wish was for NJTL to be a resource for kids to develop skills for leadership and academic excellence. AYTEF encourages all of its youth participants to tell us what you think of Arthur Ashe in a 350 word essay.