The High School Ambassadors Are Ready for New Heights
The school year may have ended, but the USTA Mid-Atlantic summer High School Ambassador Program is just getting started. If you are unfamiliar with the program, High School Ambassadors are high school age tennis enthusiasts on a mission to help USTA Mid-Atlantic promote the healthy physical, social and emotional benefits of tennis to other young people in the region.
The High School Ambassador program has grown significantly since first becoming a program nearly two years ago. Last year’s 25 ambassadors participated in virtual meetings, regularly engaged on social media, as well as completed a community service project. The High School Ambassadors are celebrating and elevating tennis by demonstrating the fun and character-building benefits tennis provides.
This year, USTA Mid-Atlantic welcomes the Class of 2022 USTA Mid-Atlantic High School Ambassadors:
Freshmen: Akaash Sachdeva, Chase Hunter
Sophomores: Albert Mackey, Hunter Liao, Sonali Sachdeva
Juniors: Adelaide Houston, Cam Johnson, Daniel Lim, Annabelle Lu
Seniors: Ben Saylor, Evan Fisher
Our 11 ambassadors hail from all over the Mid-Atlantic region and are yet again an impressive group of high schoolers that include one returning ambassador, and plenty of new, eager ambassadors excited about the work they will be able to do in the program. All of the ambassadors play tennis either on their high school team or in competitive tournaments around the region.
This year’s program will run from late June through August. For the duration of the program, ambassadors will use social media to promote and connect with others about tennis - showcasing the community, character, and well-being benefits of the sport. In addition, the ambassadors will also participate in a final project where they will raise awareness about tennis in their own communities by showcasing USTA Mid-Atlantic tennis programs and resources that are available.
USTA Mid-Atlantic is looking forward to spending this summer creating community with our High School Ambassadors. To stay up to date on all things tennis in the Mid-Atlantic make sure to follow USTA Mid-Atlantic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
USTA Mid-Atlantic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to promoting tennis and its physical, social, and emotional health benefits. Learn about our impact in the Section and how USTA Mid-Atlantic creates community, character, and well-being.