Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association is pleased to announce that Rob Wirth will be overseeing the year-round tennis program for RSTTA
Online PR News – 26-June-2013 – Wilmington, DE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association is pleased to announce that Rob Wirth will be overseeing the year-round tennis program for RSTTA, succeeding Jack Rowell who held the position since 2010. Rob is adding RSTTA to his already busy schedule, but his passion for teaching tennis is what made the decision easy for him.
"I’m very excited about this opportunity to work with Rodney Street. I have a few goals that I’ve discussed with the kids and we’re going to make them happen over the next few years. I’m glad to have John Howanski as our Head Pro working with the players on a daily basis during the summer," said Rob Wirth.
Rob Wirth is the Director of Tennis & Fitness at DuPont Country Club. He attended college at the University of Delaware, where he played college tennis and co-captained his senior year. Upon joining the staff at the DuPont Country Club in 2006 he immediately established the RAW Tennis Academy for some of DuPont’s and greater Wilmington’s most talented juniors. He has met with great success as his students are the best in the state, all with high sectional and national rankings. Rob was named the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Rookie Pro of the year for 2007.
“I am excited about this new hire, and really believe that Rob will bring a new level of expertise to Rodney Street’s tennis program,” said Bill Curry, RSTTA Chair
Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association (RSTTA), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1979 as a USTA NJTL Chapter provides innovative tennis and educational enrichment programs to over 300 at-risk youth in the City of Wilmington, Delaware.
RSTTA’s mission is building lives through tennis and education.
RSTTA (www.rodneystreettennis.org) provides year round, after-school and out-of-school programs that are designed to combat pressing community concerns: truancy; poor academic achievement contributing to an alarmingly low graduation rate; gang activity; drug and alcohol dependency; and unhealthy lifestyles. The RSTTA curriculum supports both the personal development of the “whole” child as well as the communal development of the neighborhoods in which these children live and play. As an adjunct to its youth enrichment programs, RSTTA provides adult family members of its participants with the opportunity to receive training and tutoring for GED certification and/or college readiness. RSTTA’s principal sponsor is Comcast|NBC10. Additional support comes from foundations, corporate, public and private resources.
Please visit www.rodneystreettennis.org for the latest news about our programs and accomplishments.