Recent News

Lobs & Lessons Celebrates 8th Year of Young Aces QuickStart Tennis Tournament
Apr 20, 2017

More than 200 fourth and fifth graders from Richmond will showcase their QuickStart tennis skills April 27 at the eighth annual Young Aces Open at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mary and Frances Youth Center.

MFYC Welcomes Kristin Parson as YPQI Information Specialist
Feb 6, 2017

Parson will contribute to the implementation of the Youth Program Quality Intervention program through data management and analysis.

MFYC Unveils Upgraded Tennis Courts
Jun 29, 2016

The center completed the $34,000 refurbishment of its two 8-year-old outdoor hard courts last week.

MFYC Welcomes Alyssa King as New Program Specialist
Apr 3, 2016

King will assist in coordinating the Discovery program and is responsible for the management of the Safety and Protection of Minors Policy on campus.

MFYC Garners Innovation Award from USTA Mid-Atlantic
Dec 16, 2015

The honor for “embracing change as a strategy to grow tennis” comes after years of service to the Richmond community.

Tennis for Young Professionals Events Set for Sept. 30, Oct. 22
Aug 25, 2015

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at MFYC, located at 120 South Linden Street on the VCU Monroe Park Campus.

Register for Fall Open Tennis Program
Aug 25, 2015

The Open Tennis Program is offered to rising first through sixth graders for seven sessions on Thursdays, October 8 to November 19.

Discovery Program Featured in RVA News Article
Jul 9, 2015

The article highlights the service of VCU students Helen Westergren and Elisa Rudolph who are hosting their own week-long day camp for adolescents in grades 6-8 as part of 1708 Gallery’s 10 x 10 series.

MFYC Staff Attends Ready by 21 National Meeting
Apr 8, 2015

The annual event brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work and life.

Registration Open for Youth Center Camps
Mar 26, 2015

The Mary and Frances Youth Center will offer summer programming for rising Kindergarteners through ninth graders June 22 through July 17, 2015.

Middle School Clinic Hosts VCU Tennis Teams, Tennis Pro
Mar 10, 2015

The Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC) hosted a Middle School Collegiate Clinic March 3 at the youth center and Thalhimer Tennis Center.

MFYC Spring 2015 Newsletter
Feb 11, 2015

Get the latest news and updates about various youth activities at the center and volunteer spotlights from the Mary and Frances Youth Center.

Lobs & Lights Sets Tennis Courts A-Glow
Dec 1, 2014

"Lobs & Lights," a 10th anniversary celebration of the VCU Mary and Frances Youth Center's Lobs & Lessons youth tennis program, was held Oct. 25.

Lobs and Lessons: Teaching Kids Tennis and Life Lessons
Aug 4, 2014

Lobs & Lessons Summer Program at VCU offers tennis instruction alongside lessons on how to live a healthy lifestyle to children in grades K-9.

Discovery Program Leads Children to Explore Future Careers
Jul 30, 2014

The Discovery Summer Program sparks future career exploration for sixth through eighth graders.

Youth Participate in Paralympic Games with Lobs and Lessons
Jun 5, 2014

Fifty-three youth participating in the Mary and Frances Youth Center's Lobs & Lessons program got the chance to experience tennis as someone using a wheelchair would May 19-21.