History

MACH Academy, Inc. was founded in April 1992 by Michael Harden and Chike Amobi.  Since that time, MACH Academy, Inc.has been providing educational and recreational programs and services to children, ages 3 to 18, in the Central Savannah River Area. Special emphasis is given to children and youth living in public assisted and low/moderate income housing communities who are at risk for academic failure and unhealthy lifestyles.

MACH Academy, Inc. has received strong community support and provides vital programs to area residents and serves as a valuable resource for family housing, skill learning, health education and recreation.

MACH Academy, Inc. uses technology, education, and tennis/fitness instruction as a means to get children’s attention while inspiring them to become academic achievers, champion athletes and responsible citizens through empathetic outreach to others.


Mission

The mission of MACH Academy, Inc. is to provide Life Skills and Community Development through Education, Technology, Home Ownership, and Recreational experiences.

 

MACH’s mission is connected to the late Arthur Ashe’s vision to use tennis and education sessions as tools to promote character and to offer opportunities for young people to become successful adults. We provide tuition assistance and program scholarships to ensure inclusion of all participants regardless of age, race, gender, ability, or financial income. MACH Academy, Inc. uses a professional staff, qualified board members, and trained volunteers. MACH Academy’s leadership team facilitates programs and services that lead to the development and expansion of additional resources, outreach opportunities, partnership establishments, collaborations, and other working relationships that assist in the advancement of the organization’s goals. We seek opportunities to help strengthen and improve the organization’s internal and external communication by using modern and improved technology which helps to generate new ideas and increase public participation and networking opportunities.

Vision

Our vision is to provide opportunity for youth to achieve success in tennis & education.  We want to shape the future of the family by providing affordable housing.  Tennis and fitness activities and instruction are provided in all areas of junior development from 10 and under entry level to competitive league/tournament play. Hands on activities are used to help children, particularly those growing up in disadvantaged circumstances, fully develop themselves in Mind, Body, and Spirit. Sessions are provided to encourage participants to adopt daily physical fitness routines and healthy eating habits to ensure healthy lifestyles.

 

We expose participants to the lifetime sport of tennis in a success-oriented and friendly environment.  Our Pathway Through Tennis is accessible to participants ages 3 to 18 and includes: Ten and Under Tennis Clinics, USTA Junior Tennis Clinics, USTA Junior Team Tennis, USTA Sanctioned Junior Tennis Tournaments, USTA Tennis Clubs, NJTL Tennis Match Play Days, and Summer Tennis and Academic Camps. We encourage participants to use the game of tennis to help pave the way for tennis college scholarships.

Our Values

  • Excellence
  • Trust
  • Discipline
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Integrity

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Upcoming Events

2019 "Reach For The Stars Summer Beginner Tennis, Stem & Academic Camp At Fleming Tennis Center" June 3 - July 26, 2019

Activities will include academic enrichment, Stem, Coding sessions, Earth Day activities, career exploration, college planning, nutrition, fitness,…

2019 "Summer Tennis/Fitness Camp at Diamond Lakes Tennis Center" June 3 - July 26, 2019

Activities will be provided to challenge all levels of tennis players and will include tennis fundamentals in group sessions, drills, competitive…

Tennis Apprentice Program at Diamond Lakes Tennis Center 08-28-19 to 10-9-19 at 6:30 to 8:00pm Wednesdays

Tennis Apprentice is designed strictly for beginner players. It teaches you the basics of tennis and gets you playing the game fast! All you need is…

Tennis Apprentice Program at Fleming Tennis Center 08-29-19 to 10-10-19 at 6:30 to 8:00pm Thursdays

Tennis Apprentice is designed strictly for beginner players. It teaches you the basics of tennis and gets you playing the game fast! All you need is…

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