PGTEF supports the academic and athletic achievement of youth in our community with tutoring, mentoring, instruction in tennis, and through competition. We primarily share PGTEF Quick Hits and USTA Regional News and events here on our homepage, so please be sure to check out our “About Us” page for details about PGTEF programs and our important mission.

PGTEF Quick Hits


Report Cards Due
Before your child can participate in the Spring Session, their report card must be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Bring the report card to the first class of the Spring Session
  • Fax (301) 499-7283
  • Scan and email to brendagilmore@comcast.net

Please do not send a photo

Annual Arthur Ashe Essay Contest
Submissions for the Arthur Ashe Essay Contest are due June 15!

All Player Development students must participate. Ten and Under students can submit a drawing. USTA National winners will enjoy a weekend in New York during Arthur Ashe Kids Day including a Broadway Show and Tickets to the President’s Suite in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Here is this year’s essay question:
What is the most important lesson you have learned thus far through NJTL, and how does that lesson help you in your life as a student, a tennis player, and an individual?

BONUS! Best essay and drawing submitted to PGTEF will win a gift card to the sports company of your choice.

If you submit your essay by May 15th, assistance with editing and proofing will be provided.

Join the Spring Session Fun!
Classes will start April 28 at Prince George’s Community College.

The Spring Schedule is up, and Registration is open.

Please e-mail us at brendagilmore@comcast.net if you have questions.

Can’t wait to see you!

In recognition of Women’s History Month, our own PGTEF General Counsel, Marva Jo Camp, received an award from the Women in Business Development Committee of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce for her service to the community. Congratulations, Marva Jo, and thank you for your service to PGTEF!
katrina-adams-blacks-in-tennisA good read about the past, present, and future of Blacks in tennis: Katrina Adams, tennis’s first African-American president, seeks to diversify the sport. Several black women pros are on the rise, but the recreational ranks are dwindling.
USTA Regional News