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.
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 many years, Rod ran tennis […]
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.
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 Banquet will help us […]