Sunday, March 3, 2019

Youth Programming at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego

For more than 45 years, Elliot Feuerstein of San Diego, CA, has functioned as a real estate developer and officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center in Mira Mesa, CA. During this time, Elliot Feuerstein has been heavily involved in philanthropic work throughout the San Diego region, including serving on the committee that developed and raised funds for the Barnes Tennis Center for children.

The Barnes Tennis Center is operated by Youth Tennis San Diego, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that uses tennis and educational activities to facilitate personal, physical, and social growth in children. The Barnes Tennis Center offers a number of community programs geared toward younger players, including both recreational players and those who demonstrate more advanced skills in the sport. 

For example, the Junior Aces program is available to children 3 to 5 years of age with no tennis experience. Three Rising Stars programs, ranging from age 4 to 13, continue to build on the Junior Aces program by focusing on general stroke production and healthy lifestyle habits. The Competitive Younger program for children 8 to 11, meanwhile, is better suited to children who have demonstrated passion and aptitude for the sport. Competitive programming goes up to age 18.

The Barnes Tennis Center also maintains High Performance programming for more advanced players, as well as an invitation only program, Elite Training. More information regarding what program is best for your child can be found at