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“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 & 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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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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Award Winners / Events / Tennis News

2018 Evening of Champions

The Chicago Tennis Patrons held its 29th Annual Evening of Champions banquet, fundraiser, and Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, February 17 at Fountain Blue in Des Plaines. A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: Gold Midtown Athletic Clubs USTA Midwest Section Good Heart Work Smart Foundation Silver William T....

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Award Winners / Tennis News

Congratulations 2017 Award Winners!!!

The Chicago Tennis Patrons Congratulates!!! 2018 Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Violet M. Clark & 2017 Award Winners   Junior Player of the Year (Male)  Dominick Cuchran Junior Player of the Year (Female)  Kolie Allen Junior Recreational Player of the Year  Yaxi Marchan League Player of the Year (Female)...

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Events / Tennis News

Kid’s fun day of tennis

The 3rd Annual CDTA Kids Day was held on Thursday, July 7 at the A. C. Nielsen Men’s Pro Tennis Championship in Winnetka, IL. Approximately 170 kids enjoyed tennis drills and games and other activities and watched professional tennis matches. In addition, the kids heard from Tom Gullikson, USTA Lead...

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Tennis News

Katrina Adams, Second term as USTA President

On January 1, 2017, Katrina Adams began her second term as as the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Chairman of the Board, CEO and President.  This is the first time a president will serve more than one term.  Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame member, Katrina M. Adams, began serving her...

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Serve & Return Chicago News
June 2021

Bill Wham Memorial Scholarship

Bill Wham Memorial Scholarship To say Bill Wham’s name – or as many affectionately called him, “Whammer” – in the Chicagoland tennis community is to…

February 2021

“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…

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