ALL ABOUT US
How We Got Here
Havana Tennis was formed after my first trip to Havana, Cuba, when I was 16 years old. I'm a competitive junior tennis player that loves the sport and can't imagine life without tennis. In meeting the Cuban junior tennis team, a group of determined and disciplined kids, it was clear to me that these players shared the same love and passion for the game. Unfortunately, I learned that the Cuban juniors compete at a significant disadvantage because of their lack of tennis supplies and resources. Supplies and resources that junior players, like me, here in the United States take for granted. After my first visit with the players I was determined not to come back empty handed ever again. This is what
inspired me to form Havana Tennis. Havana Tennis is connecting strings between cultures through the power of our sport.
Havana, Cuba. December 2016.
Meeting with the team and realizing how talented, determined and optimistic they are was enough to motivate me to pursue my goal.
Second visit to Havana delivering hundreds of strings and overgrip.
Third visit to Havana delivering strings, overgrip and tennis balls.