Wilmington’s Tennis Rocks plan delivers tennis, tutoring for youth

When he was leaving the Rodney Avenue Tennis and Tutoring Association far more than 5 years in the past right after some 42 yrs with the plan, Harry Shur had no plans to slow down.

After decades of utilizing tennis and tutoring as a way to enable kids in Wilmington, Shur, a previous crisis therapist with the condition of Delaware, required to keep executing what he loves.

He is a “major believer” in Wilmington and the city’s youth, he explained.

How could his work have a bigger effect? By concentrating on the city’s much more vulnerable youth. 

Harry Shur speaks to his campers and guests at a reception and awards ceremony during the Tennis Rocks Tutoring and Music Association's last day of its summer session for young people at Wilmington's Haynes Park Thursday, August 5, 2021.

He joined up with the Nehemiah Gateway Community Growth Corporation – a venture of Shiloh Baptist Church, Delaware’s oldest Black Baptist church – to type Tennis Rocks and proceed his mission of serving youth in the metropolis. A lot more specially, he required to be in the 19802 ZIP code that has been residence to poverty and frequent incidents of gun violence.

People today, Shur explained, would check with him: “Do you know where you’re transferring to?”