WHAT IS SATA?
Founded in 2016, SATA is a 501(C)(3) comprised of tennis enthusiasts and community leaders centered on bringing families together through healthy physical activity, and mentoring youth through the sport of tennis.
MEET THE COACHES
Coach Eddie Blackburn is a PTR-certified instructor with decades of experience working with adults & juniors of all levels. Coach Eddie first started playing tennis in the National Junior Tennis & Learning Program led by Arthur Ashe in Philadelphia, PA.
He later played college tennis at St. Augustine's University and served our country in the U.S. military. Coach Eddie is an integral part of SATA's coaching staff and advisory board.
Dylan has been playing tennis his entire life. He played in the number one slot on his High School Team. With his contribution and the assistance from the rest of the team, they were able to deliver at many county and state tournaments.
Dylan also played at a number of USTA sponsored tournaments through his years. He continues to enjoy playing for fun and in a competitive setting.
Dylan is also a SATA board member and can frequently be seen playing tennis at the many courts in the Danville area. He enjoys working with adults and kids of all ages and abilities.
Tim DiNoto is Vice President of the SATA Board Member and current George Washington High School Girls Tennis Coach. He moved into the Danville area from Pennsylvania where he coached with Bucks County Tennis Association and is certified as a Net Generations Coach. He also previously had 7 seasons of High School Boys and Girls Coaching experience at Twin Valley HS before joining GWHS. He enjoys teaching individuals at all levels and ages.
“My parents got me involved with tennis at a young age. My 80+ mother still plays. Tennis is a major sport for my entire family and I just can’t think of a better sport for all to play.”
Kaleigh has always been an avid tennis player her whole life. She started at a young age, influenced by her grandmother and her father. She played in top singles and double spots for her high school team. She also participated in many local USTA sanctioned tournaments.
Last year Kaleigh supported the community and the continued focus on tennis by being the assistant coach to the George Washington High School tennis team. This year, Kaleigh has recently been appointed the girls High School tennis coach.
Kaleigh enjoys helping anyone enjoy tennis (adults or kids).
Through SATA’s successes to date, the organization is now a recognized chapter of the USTA National Tennis and Learning (NJTL) program (www.ustafoundation.com/njtl_network).
In addition to our mission to promote education attainment, our promotion of character development is taught through V.A.L.U.E.S. education. This education emphasizes six core principles:
MEET THE BOARD