George E. Barnes
George E. Barnes served as the president of the USTA, the National Educational Tennis Foundation, the Chicago Tennis Patrons, and was a board member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. During his presidency, he initiated the USTA membership program, the age classification was changed from under-15 and under-18 to 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18-and-under divisions, and the Federation Cup. Originally from River Forest, Illinois, Barnes received the Chicago Press Club’s 1961 Sportsman of the Year Award and served as the chairperson of the George Barnes Family Tennis Center of San Diego, California.
Let’s Raise A Racquet on June 22nd! Tickets Still Available!
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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,…
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Serve 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.