A’s & Aces was founded in 2008…€œto provide academic assistance, life skills and tennis for New Orleans public school children.€ The name €œA’s & Aces€ was chosen to represent our student-athlete model and an emphasis on excellence in the classroom and on the courts. Programs are designed to address several crises that particularly afflict New Orleans: illiteracy, violence/values, and obesity. (From A’s and Aces website)