The mission of Tennis Rocks Tutoring and Music is to provide an opportunity for underserved youth and families in Wilmington to fulfill their maximum potential academically, socially, and physically. We use tutoring and music to address educational needs, and tennis to develop physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, and essential life skills. Tennis Rocks is a safe haven for our families. These activities are an effort to achieve the larger goal of reducing the high school dropout rate of minority students in the city of Wilmington.


Tennis Camps

Available all levels, children 8 and up.

Summer Camp

This structured outdoor program is designed to get children and youth physically active and engaged with other children in the community. The 7-week program runs Monday – Thursday, June – August from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Conducted at the Haynes Park tennis courts, it includes tennis as well as other themed topics such as golf, decision-making, and more. An optional academic enrichment and dinner program runs through 8:00pm. 

Fall, Winter, and Spring Programs

Our tennis-focused program runs Sundays from September – May at P.S. DuPont outdoor tennis courts.


The Tennis Rocks Music Program provides a creative outlet for youth to express themselves through music and spoken word. The program is conducted at the Tennis Rocks house.

Academic Tutoring

After School/Evening

Provides in-person after-school support for children to supplement in-school learning, we utilize a student’s existing school curriculum to focus on areas of need and assist with virtual learning as needed. Available for all ages, the program is conducted at the Tennis Rocks house Monday – Thursday.

Credit Recovery

Available for students from 8th-12th grade students in need of academic credits, this program runs Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 7:30pm and is conducted at the Tennis Rocks house. (Referral needed)

SAT Prep Classes

Using Khan Academy SAT prep program, we tailor support for a student’s area of need. Available for high school students aspiring to secondary education.

GED Prep Classes

Looking to build skills needed to complete your GED? We use existing programming subscriptions to build skills (example: IXL, etc).

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Thanks to Our Partners!

We could not be successful without the support of

US Tennis Association

  Wilmington Mayor’s Office

  Wilmington Parks and Recreation

  Wilmington City Council

Get Involved!

  From program directors to tutors, our programs are largely run by volunteers who care deeply about the community and its families.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, we can use help in the following areas:
Tutoring \ Tennis Coaching \  Social Media Management

Volunteer opportunities exist in many forms–whether you’re looking for indoor options or outdoor options, across multiple months or just a few weeks. Tennis Rocks is flexible and will work with you to match your skills and interest to the needs of the community. (Volunteers are typically in 8th grade or higher).

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Meet the Team

The Tennis Rocks programs are managed and delivered mostly by volunteers.

Harry Shur Youth Program Director
A certified Family Crisis Therapist, Harry supervises all Tennis Rocks programs, provides tutoring, coaching, and other services. He is a full-time volunteer.

Monty Cullum Tennis Director
Monty is Head Tennis Professional who provides coaching for summer tennis programs. He is a USTA Middle State Grant Coordinator, full-time volunteer, and has worked with Harry Shur for over 20 years.

Mariano DiGabriele
Mariano provides coaching for winter tennis programs and leads the year-round music program.

Akyra Duncan Administrative Assistant

David Duncan Summer Transportation Coordinator
Tutors & Camp Counselors

Harish Sharma Math and Science Tutor

Anika Devotta
Former participant and now volunteer

Additional Volunteers

15-20 others throughout the year, including Summer Camp (4-5 Counselors/Junior Leaders) and Tutoring (2-5 in the summer; 12-15 throughout the school year).


Delaware Online: From tennis to tutoring, Coach Harry has been helping Wilmington for nearly 50 years

2021 Press Release

Since launching, Tennis Rocks has served over 650 individuals through our programs.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tennis Rocks offered in-person supplemental tutoring for students who experienced challenges related to remote learning.