Serve & Return Chicago held its Annual banquet, fundraiser, and Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, March 7th at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago.
A special THANK YOU to our sponsors:
Good Heart Work Smart Foundation
Chicago Smash World Team Tennis
Brennan Investment Group LLC
Midtown Athletic Club
USTA Midwest Section
Bess and Candelario Celio
Megan and Sung Chung
Joan and Bill Dutton
Ernst & Young
Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner
Law Offices of Amy Felton
Nautilus Investments, LLC
Wendy Owen and Greg Wolski
Chicago District Tennis Association
Lou Ann Letman
Subodh Lata Sood
We also want to send our thanks and appreciation to Robin Baumgarten for hosting the event and Matt Kosterman Productions for photographing the event. Through the generosity of our sponsors and guests, this was one of our most successful events. The funds we raised will be used to give youth access to junior tennis programs across the Chicagoland area.
During the evening, we inducted Rod Schroeder (Click here to read bio) into the 2020 Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame and we recognized 2 recipients for their 2019 tennis achievements. Congratulations to all the award winners!!
During the evening, we also announced our new name. We are now Serve & Return Chicago!!
Serve & Return Chicago thanks everyone for their support and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.
(To view all photos, click on above photo. To advance slide show, hover on edge around middle of photo to see forward arrow.)
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…
“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…
Have used equipment you want to donate? Click Here for drop off details.
Server and Return Chicago
2444 North Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
The mission of Serve and Return Chicago is to positively impact the lives of children in Chicagoland’s under-served communities through the game of tennis. We believe tennis is an inclusive, life-long source of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The funds we raise support outstanding youth programs that provide equipment, education, instruction and fun competition in safe environments.