August 15th, 2019

Florida Teen Named Net Generation Ace; Will Take Part in Program at 2019 US Open

Youth Tennis News

A Florida youth tennis player has been recognized by the United States Tennis Association for positively impacting his community through creative and impactful tennis programs.

15-year-old Jack Garchik of Highland Beach was selected as a Net Generation Ace by USTA Florida, for embodying the youth tennis program’s character pillars: respect, responsibility, listening, effort, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Garchik is an athlete from one of the Love Serving Autism programs. He was nominated to represent the USTA Florida section in the Net Generation Aces Program because of all he’s overcome with autism — he is now high-functioning, playing sports in school, and mentoring a 2nd-grade student with autism.

The Net Generation Aces Program will make its inaugural debut at the 2019 US Open. The 17 selected Net Generation Aces will attend the tournament as part of a four-day VIP trip. They’ll experience the Arthur Ashe Kids Day and take part in a working session with USTA senior management and professional players.

“We are honored to recognize these young leaders and athletes who are inspiring positive change in their local communities,” said Craig Morris, USTA’s Chief Executive of Community Tennis. “The USTA plans to work with the Net Generation Aces, to learn more about the impact tennis has on young players’ lives. We feel reaching young athletes through their peers is a powerful and effective way to continue growing the sport.”

The new Net Generation Aces Program marks the two-year anniversary of Net Generation, the USTA’s official youth tennis brand, which empowers and equips kids ages 5-18 to play tennis while providing resources to parents, coaches, and providers to help set new standards and drive participation across the country.

For more information on Net Generation and the Aces Program, visit