I Can’t Afford To Play Tennis
“I’ve been taking private tennis lessons for 7 years” my online bat mitzvah student told me. She went on to say that she feels guilty that many kids can’t afford to buy a tennis racquet or have lessons or pay court fees inside a club during a long Canadian winter.
For her bat mitzvah project, my online student wants to donate a portion of her gifts to Tennis Canada.
Tennis players and fans alike have faced a tough last two years, with pandemic-related facility closures, increased health and safety limitations, and program and tournament cancellations hindering play across all ages and skill levels.
Tennis Canada has been working hard to reinstate and reopen tennis projects across the country, working to develop the next generation of tennis talent while supporting grassroots and community-focused initiatives spanning from coast-to-coast.
As we’ve seen over the past several years, Canada continues to soar to the top of the rankings on a global scale despite the challenges. Your support will help ensure that we can continue to do so. Whether it be inspiring the next Bianca or Leylah to follow her sporting dreams, helping a new Canadian integrate into their community through a local tennis camp, winterizing a facility in the rural north, or putting a racquet in a child’s hand for the first time – the benefits through sport are endless.
Instead of going religiously to Hebrew school, my online bat mitzvah student spent a lot of time on the courts building friendships with other kids and she always thought that it was sad that financially deserving kids couldn’t play tennis the way she did. As part of the Online Jewish education at CoolCantor, she learned that a bat mitzvah is so much more than learning to sing a Torah portion and sing from the holy Torah. It’s about sharing your resources with the less fortunate. Doing your part every day to make this world better for all. Spreading kindness into the world is what bar and bat mitzvah students learn at CoolCantor.