In 1952, Dr. William Clothier founded the Philadelphia Tennis Patrons Association, which was then merged with the Philadelphia National Junior Tennis League 44 years later to become Philadelphia Youth Tennis. In 2003 Philadelphia Youth tennis became Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education; a leading 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Three years later, the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center in East falls was constructed as a premiere campus dedicated to innovative youth tennis and education programming. The organization changed its name in June 2012 to Legacy Youth Tennis and Education
Today we provide high quality tennis instruction by experienced instructors, education and youth leadership programming, and positive opportunities to more than 6,500 children annually, most of whom participate at little or no cost through our after school and community programs and our National Junior Tennis League outdoor summer program. Using tennis as the primary motivator, the programs teach positive, rewarding lessons, build confidence, and provide a framework of personal discipline.