JACK WATERS TENNIS SERVES
The Georgia Tennis Foundation (GTF) and the Jack Waters Endowment Fund (JWEF) are pleased to announce that GTF Tennis Serves was renamed the Jack Waters Tennis Serves as a living memorial to longtime Atlanta teaching pro Jack Waters. In addition, GTF is honoring Jack in its new Georgia Hall of Fame facility by detailing his impact on Georgia Tennis in a Jack Waters Tennis Serves and a Coaches Display Case.
The Georgia Tennis Foundation, USTA Georgia and the ALTA Foundation have teamed up to serve youth in Georgia through Jack Waters Tennis Serves. Jack Waters Tennis Serves (JWTS) is the umbrella for the Joe Dorn First Serve and Ned Neely Second Serve programs. The goals of the JWTS are to introduce the sport of tennis to at-risk children (Joe Dorn First Serve) and to provide a pathway for these children to continue playing tennis through organized instruction, team and junior/college/pro tour tournament play (Ned Neely Second Serve). By the end of 2018, GTF’s programs have touch the lives of nearly 113,000 youth in Georgia.
Jack Water’s life represents the true mission of TENNIS SERVES as he spent his life sharing his knowledge of tennis to young people and helping them to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
In its entirety, the Jack Waters Tennis Serves programs support Jack’s strong affinity for providing financial aid to players who are at the beginning stages of the ATP or WTA tour while also bringing tennis to Georgia’s youth of all levels. The Jack Waters Tennis Serves will use the same criteria for elite players that the JWEF has been applying and now as part of the GTF, hopes to increase funding over time.