November 30, 2017

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 tenni...

November 29, 2017

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...

November 29, 2017

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...

November 28, 2017

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 wh...

November 28, 2017

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...

November 17, 2017

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...

October 5, 2017

PICTURED: Tayo Bailey, Butler University Women’s Tennis Program Head Coach; Violet Clark, USTA/MTEF President; Todd Martin, International Tennis Hall of Fame CEO, Jim and Bobbie Farley, Honorary Chairs; Katrina Adams, USTA Chair, President and CEO.

On Friday, August 18...

October 4, 2017

Long-time Foundation volunteers Laurie Covert and Jay Hacker were honored at the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary celebration for their significant contributions to the Foundation over several years.  Both individuals were recipients of the Foundation’s inaugural Charter...

October 3, 2017

The first year it was about 30 players, the second year 40 players, and this past March there were over 50 players.  That’s the growth the Franklin Racquet Club’s Sets in the City social tennis events have realized the past three years – and not just because it’s fun....

September 27, 2017

In 1975 Daryl Whitley was hanging out at his stepdad’s home — “bored to death,” he recalls — when he turned on the television and saw Arthur Ashe win the Wimbledon singles title. “A black guy?” Whitley recalls thinking: “It was the first time I’d ever seen tennis.”

Whit...

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