Love To Serve Builds Self-Confidence and Helps Students Succeed in All Aspects of Life

Gina Davis is 14 and a varsity tennis player at Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago, where she’s into poetry and “adores” physics. She’s also a participant (since fifth grade) and junior instructor at Love To Serve. The program, her mother Nina says, hasn’t just improved Gina’s tennis technique; it’s made her a first-rate test taker. Love To Serve is a Chicago-based program supported by USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation. Since 1992, Love To Serve has offered tennis instruction and administered afterschool academic enrichment and tutoring in underserved communities. “Urban, at-risk kids — that’s who we love, that’s who we serve,” says Executive Director Lori James. Gina is the midd

2017 Dorothy Kohl Future Star Achievement Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Dorothy Kohl Future Star Achievement Award winners Caroline Dolehide and Caty McNally! This award is given to female players who are competing in the Girls’ 14, 16 and/or 18 age division at the national level, International Tennis Federation (ITF) level and/or professional level. Funding goes towards tournament and player development expenses which include airfare, lodging, entry fees, meals and coaching. Although both young women are still in high school – Dolehide just completing her senior year – they already have had successful careers. Dolehide, from Hinsdale, Ill. has achieved a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No. 218. In addition to playin

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