Serve & Return Chicago was originally incorporated as the Chicago Tennis Patrons on September 26, 1947, and received 501(c)(3) charitable status in May of 1950.
In January of 2020, Chicago Tennis Patrons became incorporated as Serve & Return Chicago and is still a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Since its inception, Serve & Return Chicago Board of Directors has been comprised of all volunteers whose primary mission is to solicit funding through various fundraising efforts and distribute the funds throughout the Chicagoland area to support and maintain youth tennis and education programs.
Serve & Return Chicago places a special emphasis on providing access to entry-level and grass roots tennis programs in underserved areas of Chicagoland.
2024 Bill Wham Memorial Scholarship
Serve & Return Chicago is thrilled to offer the Bill Wham Scholarship for 2024. This award is an annual award bestowed on high school seniors…
Be a Champion for Kids in 2023!
As you begin your year-end giving, we thank you for considering Serve & Return Chicago! Your generosity will impact the lives of over 3,000 children…
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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.