Introduce tennis as a sport - just like basketball, football, soocer, etc. Show kids tennis is competitive. fun, challenging and can be a team sport just like other sports. The city tennis courts are just as accesible as the basketball and football courts. you do not need expensive equipment. Tennis is great to learn discipline, etiquette and team member skills. These skills are essential to be a successful member of society. I have been a youth tennis instructor for more than a year. I worked at the local country club. Unfortunately this type of opportunity is not as accesible for youths that don't live in the vacinity.
I would like to have equipment available to these youngsters that are not in the same neighborhood. I will be happy to spend time teaching this group. I can recruit other high school kids to volunteer their time as well. This can work.