The mission of NYJTL is to develop young people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success, on and off the court. Geanna Richard began her journey with NYJTL when she was a 12-year-old student in the ACES Afterschool Program at Junior High 383. During the summer, she continued to train at the Community Tennis Program site in Linden Park. Geanna’s commitment to the game grew as she entered high school, crediting the sport with teaching her to “trust myself, because hard work pays off.” We are excited to share that her dedication has paid off: Geanna will be college bound this fall with a full scholarship to Tabor College! She is grateful to her NYJTL coaches for giving her the confidence in her skills and point making. Geanna will continue to play tennis at the collegiate level and looks forward to tournaments and beginning the next chapter of her life.