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.
Let’s Raise A Racquet on June 22nd! Tickets Still Available!
Hope you can join us for a fun-filled evening to raise funds for youth tennis programs! Don’t forget to WEAR YOUR SNEAKERS!:) In case of…
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.