What began as a single program offered in the hallways of one school in Los Angeles, CA is now a nationwide network of passionate franchise owners. Trusted by families and schools for over 20 years, we are proud to use our platform to ignite a passion for play, develop a love of the game, and empower kids to Keep Swinging!® all while having fun!
In 2021, TGA joined the Youth Athletes United family of brands to advance the mission of positively impacting 1 million kids each year through sports.
We're committed to developing the whole person & player
We believe sports change lives and seek to make our students better players and better people. We strive to teach in ways that promote individual growth and development on and off the field, course, or court.
We help kids realize their athletic potential and utilize sports as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle.
We use sports as a vehicle for teaching academic lessons and encourage exploration and learning through playing.
We develop values that promote individual growth & teamwork by teaching lessons in sportsmanship, perseverance, and leadership.
Brad Kirkpatrick is an accomplished golfer and tennis player with a commitment to youth sports. A former financial, business and team leadership consultant working for such companies as Ernst & Young, Kibble & Prentice and Washington Mutual, Brad opened the first TGA franchise in the Seattle area in June 2012.
“I have always had a passion for both golf and tennis. I still play frequently, and also love working with and coaching young kids. TGA has allowed me to fulfill a dream of having a career in sports while impacting the lives of youth along the way,” Kirkpatrick says. “Golf and tennis are lifetime sports, and I am thrilled to have an opportunity to introduce young kids to both of them.”
TGA’s Five Level Enrichment Program empowers kids to improve their skills from one level to the next, while building self-esteem. The program fosters each pupil’s individual ability to be successful at both sports while also encouraging improvement in school. TGA’s unique curriculum is designed to enrich young people’s lives through a combined emphasis on physical fitness, health and nutrition, character building and education, and also includes academic lessons in math, science, history and English.
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