County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will help launch a new youth tennis program at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club at 800 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The tennis program will be run by the Southern Nevada Police Athletic League, which received a grant to operate the Neighborhood Tennis Academy for 40 local youth at the Agassi Boys and Girls Club.
“This tennis academy will give dozens of local youth the opportunity to have fun and learn the sport in a structured and safe environment,” Commissioner Weekly said. “Sports provides great exercise, but also important life lessons. I’m very happy to see this tennis academy become a reality.”
The grant for the tennis academy comes from the U.S. Justice Department’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. JAG awards are approved locally by the County Commissioners and the Las Vegas City Council.
The grant will fund the tennis academy for three years. Qualified youth will get free lessons and equipment.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.