About Us – Zina Garrison Tennis Academy

About Us

The Zina Garrison Academy was founded 28 years ago in 1992 by tennis legend and Houston local Zina Garrison. Zina’s goal is to offer Houston’s youth the same opportunity she was afforded as a young tennis player – an escape, an opportunity to learn, and the desire to give back. ZGA believes tennis serves as a gateway, teaching young people social, emotional, and physical skills to thrive as member of our community and society. The Zina Garrison Academy (ZGA) provides 45 weeks of free programming each year for all young people in the Houston area. ZGA not only provides world-class tennis instruction, but also provides college preparatory classes, wellness and nutrition lessons, interactive garden instruction, ACE training, and more.

Core Values


ZGA believes all individuals have value and should be treated fairly and with kindness.


ZGA is dedicated to teaching and developing young people.


ZGA believes in consistency and dedication.


ZGA believes in taking responsibility for oneself and others.

Core Purpose

ZGA develops healthy, contributing members of the community.


All young people have the supports, skills, and resources they need to achieve their goals and become healthy, contributing members of their community.


ZGA serves young people and strengthens families through tennis, education, and wellness programs, contributing to a healthy community.

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