In 1969, Virginia Glass, Payton Cook, and John Leggett founded Mountain View Sports and Racquet Association in San Diego, CA. We started with only two tennis courts, originally located at Ocean View Park. In 1975, the club relocated to Martin Luther King Jr. Park, where seven courts were built with HUD funding.
Nurturing Young Athletes
From the beginning, the main focus of the club has been junior development—building tennis skills and character among children for whom tennis was a new sport. Now, we are proud to say that many of the youngsters who have attended our free weekly tennis clinics graduated to the National Junior Tennis League.
Most of our students were also given the chance to join the USTA Jr Team Tennis League and various individual competitions. These opportunities have earned them college scholarships and a firm reputation among society's "Excellent Citizens."
- To manage the organization on a non-profit basis, so that all revenues received will be for the benefit of MVSRA and the general public, and to maintain a reasonably affordable access to the sport of tennis
- To foster the physical and social development of youths through tennis training and competition
- To promote the health and social benefits of tennis as a lifetime sport.
In 2006, Mountain View Sports and Racquet Club was reorganized into two separate entities – The Mountain View Sports and Racquet Club and The Mountain View Sports and Racquet Association.
501.(c) 3 MVSRC – The Club
The Mountain View Sports and Racquet Club is our newly founded charitable organization which is responsible for the care and maintenance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Park tennis courts. It is also the prime fund-raiser for the advancement of our junior development program. Since we are an IRS certified 501(c)3 charitable group, all contributions that go into our organization are tax-deductible.
The Mountain View Sports and Racquet Club is administered by an executive board and is operated by a board of directors. Our board of directors also acts as our mentor and fiscal manager at Mountain View Sports and Racquet Association.
501 (c)7 MVSRA - The Association
The Mountain View Sports and Racquet Association is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion of tennis through sports education, on-going programs, and special events. The association's goals are: