James Stewart, from Chicago, served as president of the Western Tennis Association for nine years (1922-28). He was responsible for the development and growth of tennis in the Western section during the 1920s. That era brought great players to tournaments in Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. During his presidency, Western conceived and hosted the first U.S. Intersectional Team Championships, obtained three Kentucky counties changing the Southern Ohio District to the Ohio Valley District, hosted the first USLTA meeting held west of Philadelphia, and hosted first Davis Cup tie involving a U.S. team ever held in Western territory.
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.