The Coach Pat Project is named in honor of longtime Yonkers Tennis Center coach Pat Rogers, who passed away last year of esophageal cancer. Three Yonkers Public Schools are learning the game of tennis thanks to a recent grant from the United State Tennis Association and support from Yonkers Tennis Center.
Over 300 students at Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, The Boyce Thompson school and Museum 25, receive tennis lessons through a community service project. The YTC coaches, Alexa, Chris Rogers, Coach Pat’s widow, along with several other coaches take time to teach tennis to students who other wise may not have the opportunity.
Our students might not understand the reasons behind their lessons but, they are learning basic tennis skills and having lots of fun doing it.