USTA/MTEF Funds First Adult Adaptive Tennis Program

All it takes is one persistent parent to make a difference — not only in their own child’s life, but also in the lives of many others. Tennis Buddies, an amazing adaptive program for adults with Down syndrome, was a simple idea that took off with support from the tennis community. USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation is proud to be part of that support. Michelle Newbold, a member of the Evergreen Racquet Club and Tennis Fitness Center in Bloomington, Illinois, had arranged private tennis lessons at the club for her adult daughter Kristi, who has Down syndrome. Michelle was talking with her friend and the club’s then-new manager, Colleen Curran, about how impactful programs for children

Celebrate the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees and Support USTA/MTEF

The USTA/Midwest Section and the USTA/MTEF are once again partnering to honor the individuals being inducted into the USTA/Midwest Section’s Tennis Hall of Fame by providing opportunities to support the Foundation. The 2017 inductees will be recognized during a banquet on Friday, February 2 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. One of the Foundation’s founding members, Charter Champion Ronald A. Brooks of Ft. Myers, Florida (formerly of Michigan City, Ind.) is being inducted along with Joe Bachmann of Sarasota, Florida (formerly of Columbus, Ohio) and the Jensen Brothers – Luke Jensen, Atlanta, Georgia (formerly of Grayling, Mich.) and Murphy Jensen, Seattle, Washington formerly

Give the Gift of a Brick or Paver and Donate to USTA/MTEF

What gift can you give this holiday season to the tennis enthusiast that has everything? A brick or paver on the USTA’s Avenue of Aces at the US Open! Your gift will not only be unique, but can support a great cause – USTA/MTEF. When you purchase a brick or paver, 80% of your donation can be directed to the Foundation. Money raised from the pavers will help the USTA/MTEF fund grants and scholarships to youth and disabled adults, including veterans, participating in wheelchair and adaptive tennis. The Avenue of Aces is an eye-catching stretch of engraved pavers designed to connect individuals' passion for tennis to the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Legendary

Shop and Support USTA/MTEF with AmazonSmile

The holidays are right around the corner! You can support the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation when you shop online at Amazon. Through their AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Be sure to bookmark the link below so that all of your eligible shopping will benefit the Foundation this holiday season. LINK: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1875466

2018 USTA/MTEF Grants and Scholarships

Applications for the 2018 individual and program grants are now available. The deadline to apply for first quarter grants is Tuesday, January 2nd. Included in this grant cycle are the following opportunities: Youth individual grants Program grants which serve disabled veterans and adults participating in wheelchair and adaptive tennis Program grants which serve youth CLICK HERE for more information.

Honor the USTA/Midwest Hall of Fame Inductees and Support the Foundation

Get ready to celebrate! We need you to help us honor the 2017 USTA/Midwest Section Tennis Hall of Fame inductees through your support of the USTA/Midwest Tennis and Education Foundation. The 2017 inductees will be recognized during a banquet on Friday, February 2, 2018, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 2017 distinguished honorees are: Joe Bachmann, Sarasota, Florida (formerly of Columbus, Ohio) Ronald A. Brooks, Ft. Myers, Florida (formerly of Michigan City, Ind.) Luke Jensen, Atlanta, Georgia (formerly of Ludington, Mich.) Murphy Jensen, Seattle, Washington (formerly of Ludington, Mich.) You can make a difference and support the Foundation in one of the following two w

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