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2024 Bill Wham Memorial Scholarship

Serve & Return Chicago is thrilled to offer the Bill Wham Scholarship for 2024. This award is an annual award bestowed on high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional devotion, commitment and love for the game of tennis and who aspire to compete collegiately at the club or varsity level. ...

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Events / Tennis News

2023 Bill Wham Memorial Scholarship Awards

Serve & Return Chicago proudly announces this year's recipients of the prestigious Bill Wham Memorial Scholarship! SRC established this fund in memory of Bill Wham, the beloved Lyons Township High School tennis coach who dedicated his life to providing his students opportunity through the game of tennis. Each year, SRC...

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Tennis News

Thank You Alan!

We have lost a champion of tennis and a Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame member.  On December 2nd, Alan Schwartz passed away.   Tennis played a role in Alan's life from a young age and he continued his involvement with the sport  his entire life.  Serve & Return Chicago is...

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Tennis News

Tennis Anyone?

Check out our new "Little Tennis Lending Library" in Maywood! Scout James Panton designed and built this tennis cabinet for SRC as his Eagle Scout Project. He also solicited donations to fill the cabinet with racquets and gear-- and even re-gripped the racquets! Located at the Walther Lutheran Academy, these...

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Events / Tennis News

“Own the Arena” by Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams was born and raised in Chicago and competed on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour for 12 years. In addition to many other accomplishments, Katrina Adams was the first black woman and youngest person ever to hold the position of President and CEO of the United States Tennis...

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Tennis News

Tennis & Covid 19 Restrictions

The past year has been quite challenging as a result of the spread of the coronavirus.  We all love tennis and dearly miss our time on the court.  So, when can we play? Whether we are allowed to play tennis is based upon the virus' spread and the city and/or...

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Tennis News

New year, new address!!

We are delighted to announce that we have relocated to Midtown Athletic Club Chicago. Our mailing address is now: Serve & Return Chicago c/o Midtown Athletic Club 2444 North Elston Chicago, IL 60647   Thank you to Midtown Athletic Club for your continued support of our organization!

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Award Winners / Tennis News

Congratulations 2019 Award Winners!!!

Serve & Return Chicago Congratulates 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee Rod Schroeder and  2019 Award Winners Timmons Family Award for Organization of the Year The Ace Project   Volunteer of the Year Mike Carrico (GLASA)     The Chicago Tennis Patrons is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Annual...

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Award Winners / Events / Tennis News

2019 Evening of Champions & Event Photos

The Chicago Tennis Patrons held its 30th Annual Evening of Champions banquet, fundraiser, and Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, March 2, at the XS Tennis Village, Chicago. A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: Platinum Good Heart Work Smart Foundation   Gold Midtown Athletic Clubs USTA Midwest Section   Silver...

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Tennis News

Welcome to our New Executive Director

The Chicago Tennis Patrons (CTP) are pleased to announce and introduce our new Executive Director, Maggie Kelly.  Maggie comes to the CTP with many years of experience working in management positions with nonprofit organizations. Her professional and volunteer background includes leadership roles in fundraising, grant writing and marketing. Maggie holds a...

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Serve & Return Chicago News
February 2024

2024 Bill Wham Memorial Scholarship

Serve & Return Chicago is thrilled to offer the Bill Wham Scholarship for 2024. This award is an annual award bestowed on high school seniors…

November 2023

Be a Champion for Kids in 2023!

As you begin your year-end giving, we thank you for considering Serve & Return Chicago!  Your generosity will impact the lives of over 3,000 children…

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