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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 invoke a legend.  Bill had a remarkable tennis career, which included team captain of the undefeated Evanston Township High School 1961 IHSA Champions ( ETHS...

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Events / Tennis News

“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 accomplishments, Katrina Adams was the first black woman and youngest person ever to hold the position of President and CEO of the United States Tennis...

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Tennis News

Tennis & Covid 19 Restrictions

The past year has been quite challenging as a result of the spread of the coronavirus.  We all love tennis and dearly miss our time on the court.  So, when can we play? Whether we are allowed to play tennis is based upon the virus' spread and the city and/or...

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Tennis News

New year, new address!!

We are delighted to announce that we have relocated to Midtown Athletic Club Chicago. Our mailing address is now: Serve & Return Chicago c/o Midtown Athletic Club 2444 North Elston Chicago, IL 60647   Thank you to Midtown Athletic Club for your continued support of our organization!

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Award Winners

New Hall of Fame Inductee – Rod Schroeder

Rod Schroeder, or “SchroDaddy” as he is known to his many friends, has over 47 years of teaching experience and is recognized as one of the best coaches in the Midwest. He has coached over 10,000 junior players throughout his career after playing collegiate tennis at University of Illinois. For...

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Events

2020 Annual Benefit

Serve & Return Chicago held its annual benefit on March 7, 2020 at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago.  Roger Federer was not there in person but everyone had a really great time. Click here to read about the event and view photos.    

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Award Winners / Tennis News

Congratulations 2019 Award Winners!!!

Serve & Return Chicago Congratulates 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee Rod Schroeder and  2019 Award Winners Timmons Family Award for Organization of the Year The Ace Project   Volunteer of the Year Mike Carrico (GLASA)     The Chicago Tennis Patrons is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Annual...

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Award Winners / Events / Tennis News

2019 Evening of Champions & Event Photos

The Chicago Tennis Patrons held its 30th Annual Evening of Champions banquet, fundraiser, and Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, March 2, at the XS Tennis Village, Chicago. A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: Platinum Good Heart Work Smart Foundation   Gold Midtown Athletic Clubs USTA Midwest Section   Silver...

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Tennis News

Welcome to our New Executive Director

The Chicago Tennis Patrons (CTP) are pleased to announce and introduce our new Executive Director, Maggie Kelly.  Maggie comes to the CTP with many years of experience working in management positions with nonprofit organizations. Her professional and volunteer background includes leadership roles in fundraising, grant writing and marketing. Maggie holds a...

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Award Winners / Events / Tennis News

2018 Evening of Champions

The Chicago Tennis Patrons held its 29th Annual Evening of Champions banquet, fundraiser, and Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, February 17 at Fountain Blue in Des Plaines. A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: Gold Midtown Athletic Clubs USTA Midwest Section Good Heart Work Smart Foundation Silver William T....

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Serve & Return Chicago News
June 2021

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…

February 2021

“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…

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