Who We Are

Serve & Return Chicago offers grants and scholarships to support tennis programs for children who might otherwise not have the opportunity to develop their talents and potential.

  • Our programs provide all children, regardless of income, race, gender or ability, the opportunity to develop athletic and social skills in a safe and positive environment.
  • Grants and scholarships also support high performance tennis programs and individual junior tennis players who have shown promise and potential.

Serve & Return Chicago is a 100% volunteer Board of Directors whose primary focus is helping kids in the greater Chicago area through the sport of tennis. As a separate, non-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation, Serve & Return Chicago is able to accept tax-deductible contributions from generous individuals and organizations. Virtually all (approximately 96%) of the contributions by our sponsors are re-invested in the youth program and the scholarships we support.


Serve & Return Chicago News
May 2022

Tennis Anyone?

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…

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…

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