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Lobs & Lessons Afterschool Programs


Lobs & Lessons is a youth enrichment program that strengthens life skills, promotes academics, and creates a path to higher education through the sport of tennis.

Six Core Values of Lobs & Lessons Programming

  • Getting along with others
  • Regulating emotion
  • Being coachable
  • Practicing healthy habits
  • Learning the sport of tennis
  • Promoting college and career exploration

Impact Statements for Lobs & Lessons Programming

  • Provide civic engagement and career discovery opportunities for VCU students.
  • Explore and promote career and college pathways with youth.
  • Develop/Build a tennis pipeline for youth, families and community members.
  • Cultivate/Develop/Build social emotional learning skills in staff and youth.

Lobs & Lessons Program Staff

  • Cameron Mattex
  • Guy Walton
  • Mitsuko Cedras
  • Terri Pollard