Youth tennis delivery system continues expansion throughout the Pacific Northwest
Seattle, WA – When former financial executive, Brad Kirkpatrick, left that industry to launch his first TGA Premier Tennis franchise in 2012, he knew the innovative grassroots model that is planting the seeds for the future and sweeping the nation would be very successful in the Seattle market.
“The TGA model has facilitated tremendous growth for introductory tennis programs in our five years of existence in Seattle,” said Kirkpatrick. “Expanding the business to South Snohomish County was a logical next step for me, and bringing on a partner who has been successful in other businesses while having a passion for tennis allows me to accelerate our growth strategy.”
Joining Kirkpatrick on his latest youth tennis expansion is Tom Spear, a successful Industrial Marine business owner, who was looking for another opportunity that could impact youth including his own children. Together they are launching new TGA tennis programs in South Snohomish County, which covers the communities of Bothell, Kirkland, Kenmore, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, Shoreline, and Lynnwood. School districts now impacted include the previously unserved portions of Lake Washington, the entirety of the Shoreline, Edmonds, and North Shore districts, and parts of the Mukilteo and Everett School Districts.
“Tennis is a sport of a lifetime and can have a tremendous impact on a youngster’s life, as well as creating a healthier lifestyle,” explained Spear. “To be able to provide that kind of opportunity for the community and grow the sport is very gratifying, and to be able to partner with Brad allows me to hit the ground running and grow the programs that much faster.”
TGA has become a leading introductory and recreational program in the tennis industry already activating over 70,000 new tennis players across the country. This includes over 80 programs in Seattle communities impacting over 1,200 juniors to date with more than 145 schools anticipated to be added and activating over 5,000 youth by 2020.
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