History

Serve & Return Chicago History

Serve & Return Chicago was incorporated in January 2020 and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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.

Since its inception, the Chicago Tennis Patrons and now 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 junior education and tennis programs.

Serve & Return Chicago places a very special emphasis on entry level and grass roots tennis programs for junior players who are at risk and in underserved areas.

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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