Helen Shockley won the National Girls’ 18 Singles Title in 1932 and was ranked number one in the United States in Girls’ 18s. She also won the Canadian National Junior Championship. A 1937 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Music, Shockley later became known as Chicago’s “First Lady of Tennis.” She organized events in the Chicago area for more than 40 years. Shockley is also responsible for the feed-in consolation that she developed and introduced in 1962; she also developed the Chicago Junior Excellence Programs. Shockley served as the Executive Director of the Chicago District Tennis Association and on several United States Tennis Association committees.
Back in the Swing Event
Thank you to everyone who joined us at Midtown Athletic Club Chicago to support Serve and Return Chicago! What an amazing evening we had celebrating…
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…
Have used equipment you want to donate? Click Here for drop off details.
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.