Inspiring a love for tennis in the next generation: 8th grader from the Bronx, NY announced as the winner of the NYJTL X AD LOVE Draw for Love Challenge

published: Feb, 01, 2019

by: Nima Naderi

On November 30, 2018 AD LOVE, a tennis apparel brand, and New York Junior Tennis & Learning partnered to host the first-ever NYJTL X AD LOVE Draw for Love Challenge.

The challenge? Over 1,000 students in the NYJTL ACES Program created t-shirt designs featuring elements of New York City, love and (of course) tennis. One winning design has been made, and is now for sale, as an AD LOVE shirt.
The winner? Conor, an 8th grader from the Bronx came up with the winning concept.
He wowed the judges with his talent and thoughtfulness. The shirt he designed is now
for sale, here. This limited edition design is printed on a 100% cotton long sleeve t-shirt,
and 100% of the profits from its sale will go to benefit NYJTL’s transformative tennis and
education programs—which better children across New York City with opportunities
such as tennis classes, art classes, and educational enrichment.

AD LOVE co-founder Scott Hardy had the privilege of sitting down with Conor for a
quick interview. You can view the video here.

To support kids like Conor, and the entire NYJTL program, you can purchase the limited
edition Draw for Love Challenge shirt, here.

For more information on NYJTL and their mission to develop the character of young
people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court, click

For more information on AD LOVE and their mission to spread love using tennis as a
vehicle, click here.

Nima Naderi

Founder and Creative Director of He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the,, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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