USTA/MTEF Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Joy Albi, President

Christian Bart Bronk, Vice President

Ryan Ruzziconi, Treasurer

Timothy Ross, Secretary

Neil Harris, Delegate at Large

Curt Bender, Director

Don Newport, Director

Jim Hendrix, Director

Paul Farah, Director

Don Harris, Director

Jonelle Smith, Director

Lynn Callahan, Director

Susan Klumpner, Director

Fay Peters, Director

Jeffrey Stassen, Director

Founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the USTA/Midwest Section, the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation (formerly Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation) has been supporting communities, programs and individuals to provide greater educational opportunities for youth. The Foundation places emphasis on programs and activities that provide youth with a positive, fun and disciplined environment to learn the game of tennis - and create alternatives to negative recreation. It also assists young players who have demonstrated talent, and are in need of financial support to compete at higher levels.

We make a difference by providing tennis opportunities to diverse youth from many cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We also award scholarships and grants, in doing so, USTA/MTEF enhances individuals’ personal growth, brings tennis to children who might never otherwise experience it.  We enhance communities within the USTA/Midwest Section, and promote the sport of tennis as an enjoyable, lifetime sport that contributes to good health, leadership, education, discipline, and self-esteem. In 2017 to include specific adult populations including Adaptive Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis, and Wounded Warriors.