The City of Reading (PA) Recreation Department offers diverse and innovative tennis and academic programming that strengthens the health and quality of life of its participants. Providing affordable and accessible activities to low-income families, the department works cooperatively with the Reading School District, Olivet Boys & Girls Club and numerous social agencies.
More than a quarter of families in Reading live in poverty, with many children facing a risk of substance abuse, delinquency, violence and obesity. The city’s supervised tennis program emphasizes wellness, increased self-esteem, teamwork and skill development, and offers opportunities for volunteer activities.
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