Boyle Park is special for many reasons. Please donate to the Boyle Park Renovation campaign so our community continues to have a home where families play together, youth are served, diverse populations are welcomed, physical and mental well being are promoted, and the public is invited to play tennis!
1. Families: A family that plays together stays together. Boyle Park traditionally unites families through the sport of tennis. We have husband-wife tandems and father-daughter combos playing on our USTA teams. We have families of four stopping by for a friendly doubles match when the kids are home from college. And it's not uncommon for dads and moms to bring out the bucket of balls for a little one-on-one instruction with children barely old enough to hold a racket. Boyle Park is family friendly!
2. Youth Development: Boyle Park's commitment to youth tennis is expressed in many ways from junior tournaments to lessons to support of the Tamalpais High School teams. In 2009, Boyle hopes to launch a QuickStart Tennis program aimed at teaching the game to youth 10-an-under. Boyle Park is also proud of producing several current college players, including Andrew Kells at University of Southern California, Alex and Scott Chun at Emory University in Atlanta. Boyle Park is pro youth!
3. Diversity: Everyone is welcome at Boyle Park. Our women's teams are the most diverse in Marin County and include Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Chinese, French, Belgian, African American and gay players. As a cultural melting pot, Boyle Park breaks down barriers so everyone can find a tennis home for fun and good competition. Boyle Park is multicultural!
4. Promotes physical and mental well being: Studies reveal that tennis players appear to have significant health benefits, including improved aerobic fitness, a lower body fat percentage, a reduced risk for developing cardiovascular disease and improved bone health. Tennis players also score higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem while scoring lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension. Boyle Park promotes well being!
5. Public Access: There are limited public tennis facilities in Marin County that offer competitive and instructional opportunities. Boyle Park not only offers competitive teams, but provides a friendly environment where USTA-certified professionals teach stroke mechanics and strategy to the public. Boyle Park is not a private club. It's a family!