Vitas and Junior Tennis

Vitas' foundation, the Gerulaitis Foundation, provided money, balls and racquets to NYC Parks Dept. Tennis programs in the 70's, 80's and continued after his death.

As a 13 year old player, I met Vitas at a NY APPLES match in Madison Square Garden. He was genuine, and elated to meet a few of us who were being presented with Sportsmanship Awards.

Several times over my preteen and teen years, Vitas would have the top players in the world accompany him to Central Park to provide a clinic to thousands of awed children. It was an honor, and a memory forever burned in my heart.

Comments for Vitas and Junior Tennis

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 17, 2014
Nike Zoom Kobe 9 NEW
by: Anonymous

Jordan Retro 11;Jordan Prime Fly;Nike Air Max 2014;Nike Air Max 90;Nike Air Max Thea;Nike KD 6 shoes; Nike Zoom Kobe 9;Jordan Retro 5;Cheap Nike Free 5.0;

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Vitas Gerulaitis.