About Kids on the Ball

Kids on the Ball, founded by Jake Agna in 2000, is a nationally acclaimed tennis program based in Burlington, Vermont. Over the past decades, thousands of area youth have participated in the various programs learning life skills and lessons disguised as tennis.

About Jake Agna

Jake Agna is founder of the Kids on the Ball, an award-winning tennis and mentoring program in Burlington, Vermont. After years of helping thousands of under-served, at-risk youth through Kids on the Ball, Agna is committed to do the same in other cities and countries.

Duplicating Success

The replication of Kids on the Ball programming in additional cities has begun and we are so excited. Tennis professionals, educators, volunteers and youth serving organizations are experiencing first-hand Kids on the Ball in their cities. Expansion has begun in Springfield, MA and New Orleans, LA.

We Can't Do it Without Help

Kids on the Ball, Inc. seeks continued financial support to solidify its base of operations in order to expand programming and broaden its reach to positively affect greater numbers of youth. We are very grateful for all of the generous gifts to date. To donate to the organization click here. Please note any donation is tax-deductible as Kids on the Ball is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization.

One Ball at a Time

“We’re changing lives, one ball at a time. Bringing kids together to learn from each other and support each other is my passion. I’m humbled by this opportunity and the incredible support we have received,” - Jake Agna

Kids on the Ball: In Action