Tennis professional Tony Reyes founded PASS in 2002 because he wanted to put his faith into action. His idea was to create a quality excellence tennis programs for kids in low-socioeconomic areas. One such school district with no facilities welcomed Tony to try this innovative program with their students.
Over 1,600 students completed the six week program. The kids were rewarded with rackets and interactive field trips to Arizona State University and local high schools. Another 1500 students participated in community partnership events.
In 2012, Tony reluctantly dissolved PASS to focus exclusively on serving in ministry. In 2016, his twelve year season at his church ended joyfully.
Tony felt the call to reorganize PASS.
Today, PASS continuously looks for ways to better equip students to be strong leaders, strengthen our school and community partnerships and most importantly, leave a legacy for years to come. We introduced our own 'PASSport to SUCCESS' curriculum. It is specifically designed to immediately take success skills learned on the tennis court and apply them to everyday life.
For 2019-20, PASS is teaching at William T. Machan, Papago and Wilson Schools. Our partnership with Wake Up! has proven to be be a trifecta win for both organizations and the kid's we serve. Plans are in the works to train our students as ball kids for ASU tennis matches in spring 2020!
MEET OUR TEAM
PASS Board of Directors
MARY ANNE KEEGAN
COACHES & INSTRUCTORS
DR. DAWN TAMES