• Kids and Tennis

    Find out about the benefits of tennis and why it is such a great sport for kids

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    Annual Benefit

    Annual Benefit - Held March 7th at Midtown Athletic Club

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    Our Programs

    Learn about the youth tennis programs currently funded by Serve and Return Chicago

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    Making a Difference with Our Kids in the Tennis Community!

    About Serve & Return Chicago

    Serve & Return Chicago, formerly Chicago Tennis Patrons, provides kids in the greater Chicago area, regardless of income, race, gender or ability, an opportunity to learn the game of tennis while gaining values, building friendships and developing a desire for an active lifestyle. Our primary focus is to make a difference with our juniors in the tennis community by reaching out to those who may not otherwise experience the game of tennis.

    Serve & Return Chicago encourages participation at all levels of tennis by awarding grants and scholarships, and place a very special emphasis upon the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) which presents entry level and grass roots tennis to boys and girls of the city and surrounding areas.

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    “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 Association.  And now, Chicago’s very own […]

    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 state test positivity rate.  Understanding […]

    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!