Harper for Kids Court Projects

made possible through HFK’s partnership with

the United States Tennis Association (USTA)

In an effort to increase the opportunity for children to develop important life skills through tennis and to learn about Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, Harper for Kids and the USTA have partnered to provide painted 36’ QuickStart tennis courts in thirteen schools and one playground. HFK will kick off tennis for a school by doing an assembly on Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success with an exciting tennis demonstration. HFK will then follow up with tennis workshops for the teachers and students.


In June 2012, HFK partnered with the USTA and San Francisco Recreation & Park Department to re-surface the tennis court at

Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground (read more).

Phil Ginsberg, General Manager of San Francisco Recreation and Park Department:

The new resurfaced tennis court has attracted more people in the neighborhood to “get out and play!” HFK’s support has made a transformational gift in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood.

(click here to view photo album)

Southern California:

  1. Harbor View Elementary School

  2. Mariners Elementary School

  3. Reilly Elementary School

  4. Woodland Elementary School

  5. 32nd Street/USC MaST Magnet School

San Francisco:

  1. Alamo Elementary School

  2. Claire Lilienthal School

  3. Francis Scott Key Elementary School

  4. Harry Dewey Elementary School

  5. McKinley Elementary School

  6. Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School

  7. Sunset Elementary School

  8. Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School

Virgil Christian, Director of USTA Community Tennis Development:

“I work on developing tennis courts and infrastructure all over the country. We help folks build courts or I like to say we help build ‘places.’ We all need them and for kids this is very powerful to have a place to play tennis. But we can only really build around people, like Tim and Peanut who are doing the work. Through their Harper for Kids organization, they are providing opportunities for children that many would not have without them. We are proud of our continuing partnership with Harper for Kids.”

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