President's Message: Violet Clark

What an exciting time it is to be involved with USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation! As we get ready to ring in 2017, the Foundation will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with events that will span throughout the year. Continuing with the “Generations of Giving” theme that was started to honor Mary Seelig, in January the Foundation will recognize the 35 Charter Champions and two Foundation Champions. These individuals, through their generous philanthropy, helped start the Foundation and made it the successful organization it is today. In August, we will commemorate “Generations of Greatness” when we celebrate the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Oh

USTA/Midwest Tennis and Education Foundation Making a Difference: Buddy Up Tennis, Inc.

Beth Gibson played tennis on her high school team but then took a long break that lasted until she retired from a retail career to focus on raising her two sons. When she took up the sport again in 2008 she wanted to introduce tennis to Keegan, currently a Miami University freshman, and Will, now 11 years old. She quickly discovered that teaching clinics for children with Down syndrome like Will simply didn’t exist — so Beth started one. She and co-founder Doug DiRosario partnered with their local Down Syndrome Association in Columbus, Ohio for a “one-time” clinic that attracted 12 participants. When her athletes told Beth they wanted to keep playing, she immersed herself in what little rese

Apply Today - You Could Win a New Tennis Wheelchair

Are you or someone you know in need of a tennis chair? We have four Quickie Chairs available to provide to individuals and/or organizations. Current USTA individual members or organization members who reside in the USTA/Midwest Section may submit an application. Applications are being accepted between now and December 23: Share why you are a deserving applicant to be chosen Describe how you will give back to the sport of tennis in the USTA/Midwest Section Tell us how you can help grow wheelchair tennis Why do you love tennis? Identify if you are applying as an individual or an organization Include all contact information - mailing address, email, phone You may apply in one of the following

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