Breakpoint receives 2021 Outstanding Community Tennis Association Award


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Breakpoint pro coaches STL Buddy Up Clinic for kids with down syndrome

Sundays 2:30 to 4:00 pm at Frontenac Racquet Club

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USTA St. Louis names Breakpoint 2021 Outstanding Community Tennis Association

Our team is truly honored to receive the USTA St. Louis District’s award for 2021 Outstanding Community Tennis Association!

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USTA St. Louis Becomes Operating Manager of Dwight Davis Tennis Center

"We are just super excited about the opportunity to offer tennis to our neighborhood and the city at-large," said Mary Vassar, USTA St. Louis Executive Director.

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Breakpoint participates in Edwardsville Futures Diversity Day event

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Buck-Horton Honored by USTA Missouri Valley

Breakpoint Tennis & Life Skills Academy was recognized in a USTA Missouri Valley article honoring Triple A Youth Foundation board member Jacqueline Buck-Horton to make tennis more inclusive in the Saint Louis area.

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Triple A Breakpoint in partnership with Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls Club

The Triple A Youth Foundation is pleased to announce its subsidiary organization, Breakpoint Tennis and Life Skills Academy.

Triple A Breakpoint was the inspiration of co-founders Paul Paige and Ben Gildehaus. Paul and Ben both played tennis at the collegiate level and have experience instructing youth in the St. Louis area. They have joined forces with the Triple A Youth Foundation due to its rich history of bringing the sport of tennis to area youth and to give back to the community.

"My inspiration for starting Breakpoint is to give back in a way," Founder and CEO Paul Paige said. "When I was growing up playing tennis, this was the type of organization that was very important in the structure of my tennis career and also my academic career."

Triple A Breakpoint is set to provide a tennis and life skills program this Fall for youth at Mathews-Dickey Boys' Girls' Club on North Kingshighway starting September 28.

"We're excited to partner with Mathews-Dickey," said Ben Gildehaus, Executive Director of Program Development. "The club is an amazing safe haven where kids come to develop their talents, skills, and values. Tennis has a lot to offer in these areas."

Triple A Breakpoint's mission is to build positive self-esteem, confidence, mindfulness and a pathway to post-secondary success for less advantaged youth through after school tennis and educational programs. The program integrates life skills with the sport of tennis, focusing on social-emotional skills.

"Our primary goal is to get kids out on the court having fun," Gildehaus said. "We also want to connect tennis to life and help kids learn all the social-emotional and life skills tennis has to teach."