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Girls Rule the Court™ 


Girls Rule the Court™ (GRTC) is a program from USTA Mid-Atlantic to promote health, wellness, and teamwork while building self-esteem through tennis for young girls. The program teaches the basics of tennis to girls in a fun and rewarding environment led by female tennis coaches and mentors. 

Girls on court
Girls on court
Creating Community

Participants create meaningful and beneficial connections while engaging in important dialogue about teamwork, empowerment, and the benefits of physical activity.  Girls Rule the Court is tennis for girls where they can have fun, make friends, and get active their way.

Currently, Girls Rule the Court is running in a pilot phase in select locations in the Mid-Atlantic Section. 


Program Locations 


Baltimore, Md.

Loudoun County, Va. 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Louisa, Va. 

Bmore girls working in their workbooks
Bmore girls working in their workbooks
Creating Character

Girls find access and connection to the lifelong sport of tennis while growing their technical, tactical, and performance skills.  During Girls Rule the Court sessions, participants learn important character-building skills to take into the real world. 

Girls holding up their racquets
Girls holding up their racquets
Creating Well-being

Girls Rule the Court seeks to elevate participants' social networks and social capital through tennis to help young girls aspire to opportunities they may have never thought possible. Important social-emotional lessons are delivered and measured to understand the effectiveness of the program on positive youth development. 


USTA Mid-Atlantic is committed to finding and implementing solutions to remove barriers to equity and increase access to tennis and the community, character, and well-being benefits it delivers. Girls in the Mid-Atlantic are making memories with GRTC.

At the Core of the Court

As a nonprofit organization, USTA Mid-Atlantic envisions Girls Rule the Court as a way to help close the gap on physical and wellness opportunities offered for young girls, increase sport participation among girls, and promote multigenerational connection and mentorship through positive female coaches and role models. Reaching young girls in under-resourced communities with Girls Rule the Court is a critical component of the program. 

Girls Rule the Court tennis programs for girls are offered thanks to the support from grants and individual gifts. Support Girls Rule the Court and become part of our Founders Court with a gift today.

GRTC in the News

The buzz around Girls Rule the Court is undeniable. The excitement about the program and the emphasis on giving young girls access to the everlasting benefits of tennis is getting some noteworthy news. Check it out! 


WMAR-TV (ABC) Baltimore - 'Girls Rule the Court' inspires young girls to learn the game of tennis, watch here

WVIR-TV (NBC) Charlottesville - Free tennis lessons taught to young girls, watch here



Support the Growth
Girls Rule the Court is supported by individual gifts and partnerships. Help grow the program.
Become a Coach
It is important for girls to have female mentors & coaches lead them.
Become a Mentor
Give back and volunteer with Girls Rule the Court.

Thank You to our Supporters


Kahlert Foundation

PNC Bank


Northern Virginia Community Foundation- Community Investment Fund

Nicole Leppert

April Providakes

Pamela Nix

River Creek Tennis Association

Dimick Foundation


Andy Larson

Marsha Musser

MarieBette Bakery

Ann Hay Hardy

Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty

Louisa County Community Fund/Charlottesville Community Foundation