Lobbing Love was founded in 2015 as a 501c3 community action group not for profit resource to implement the vision of helping children and lower income families across the world with the most pressing and persistent challenges in society through economic empowerment, tennis, academics and entrepreneurship.
The Lobbing Love team has coached children in Pakistan, Mali, Africa as well as in the United States, Canada and Europe.
The Lobbing Love Academic and Tennis Academy was founded in 2016 to train youth in high performance tennis which is free to students. Education resources are available through our partnership with host country volunteers as well as Khan academy in 7 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Norwegian, and Hindi). There are also close to 20.000 subtitle translations available. While no financial cost is involved, students are required to bring dedication, commitment and integrity to the program.
Partnerships have been established with the Malian Tennis Federation, Mali Olympic Committee, Pakistan Tennis Federation, Pakistan Olympic committee, Iraqi Tennis Federation, Houston Racquet Club, National Senior Women's Clay Court Championships, The Forge for Families in Houston, World Oilman Tennis Tournament as well as the United States Tennis Association.
While great strides in education have been made, progress has largely stalled since 2007. Lobbing Love has targeted countries and areas within countries that have been most vulnerable or have faced lack of progress. Much of our development work has targeted lower income United States communities, Sub-Saharan Africa in Mali as well as the South Asian areas of Pakistan and India. Lobbing Love Academies are designed to provide permanent technology based tools alongside instructors to implement a "common core" curriculum which can then be augmented by instructors. Quite often instructors and teachers are overwhelmed just in their implementation of a "common core" which then allows them little or no time to become "educational entrepreneurs". It is through "educational entrepreneurship" where break through occurs in society. Lobbing Love has a strategy that is to build peace systematically by examining areas of society in which underperformance, inefficiency, concentrated power, lack of information, lack of accountability, lack of transparency, lack of balance among interests, or other barriers to human progress and achievement exist. We then apply a rigorous and comprehensive entrepreneurial problem-solving approach to these areas, considering all possible strategies, tactics, and resource allocations to effect solutions. Our approach is not limited to what has been tried, or even what has been proposed, in the past. Instead, we seek to incentivize bold, creative thinking and effort, with the goal of igniting a renaissance of new ideas and approaches applied to persistent problems.
Lobbing Love has worked to narrow the gender and income gap by providing a technology based solution alongside economic empowerment and sport.