The Donald Van Blake Tennis & Education Foundation (DVBT&EF) is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization established in 2009 with the initial objectives of enhancing the growth of tennis to the Plainfield community, especially our youth without the financial stresses of learning to play the "Sport of a Lifetime."
Our mission is to promote the educational, physical, and social development of youth in Plainfield through organized tennis and activities that will help them reach their fullest potential in tennis and in life. Our comprehensive programs will be educational and affordable for every interested participant.
Through our programs, kids will be exposed to opportunities and environments of which they can learn values that will motivate them to be successful.
We are involved in the USTA Schools and the USTA NJTL programs.
DVBT&EF will provide an opportunity for youth to attend get-away camps and workshops to meet other youth form other cultures. Opportunities to enhance and expand youth activities through tennis will be explored.
The Donald Van Blake Tennis & Education Foundation operates out of the DVB tennis courts in Plainfield, NJ. The USTA recognized the DVB tennis courts as Outstanding Tennis Facilities in 2003. Selection is based on the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators, media and officials; USTA membership; aesthetics; amenities; and programs supporting the USTA and growth of the game.
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