As tennis enthusiasts, we want to do everything we can to grow the sport and inspire future generations. To help achieve this goal, we have partnered with organizations that have touched our hearts with their mission to spread tennis to players all around the globe. Learn more and donate to these amazing efforts.
Soles4Souls is one of the top-rated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the country. They connect with 1,800+ partners around the world to get new shoes and clothing to people in crisis, freeing financial resources for use toward other needs. Soles4Souls also partners with schools across the U.S. to get new athletic shoes to children who are experiencing homelessness, eliminating a barrier to educational and economic opportunities.
The Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) changes young lives by removing the racial, economic and social barriers to success through tennis. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by tennis legend John McEnroe and others, JMTP introduces the sport of tennis as a life-long health, fitness and social activity to thousands of under-resourced New York City area children. For a smaller group of dedicated young athletes, JMTP provides a pathway to success through competitive tennis, leading to college scholarships, careers in the industry, and, for a few, professional tennis careers and, perhaps, Grand Slam titles.
This national 'Movement' has been created to greatly improve the physical and mental health of 50 million children in the USA by providing all kids with increased physical activity programs! PHIT America also helps children afford to play organized sports creating a generation of more active kids who are healthier and better students.
WTA Pro, Vania King, is changing lives of children around the world in tennis! After traveling her whole career, she quickly realized life's luxuries don't come standard. So to do her part, she founded Serving Up Hope with the mission to develop the social and physical skills of underprivileged children through the sport of tennis.
Empowering children struggling with financial hardship, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation by giving them the ultimate environment to survive then thrive at the highest levels. With teenage suicide up 70%, anxiety and depression doubling, the foundation has been at the forefront of solving this mental health epidemic. The program arms at-risk youth with everything they need to be physically, emotionally and mentally healthy in a fun and inspirational way, online and in person.
Inspired by an unsung champion, the Richard Pancho Gonzalez Youth Tennis Foundation was formed by his family after his passing to honor his legacy and inspire underprivileged children to dream big and break barriers on and off the court. One of teh group's primary goals is to share Pancho's passion, perseverance and accomplishment to invigorate the youth of today. Pancho's story of overcoming adversity, even as a top tennis player, remains an inspiration and encourages these players to live a fulfilling life by pursuing their goals and dreams no matter their background.
Located in South Central Los Angeles, this program is dedicated to enriching the lives of children by providing free tennis, mentoring and education in a safe and positive environment. Marty Woods founded this program in 2009 in memory of his coach and mentor, Pete Brown. This program promotes junior tennis as a platform for character development, physical fitness and lifetime achievement with a focus on the importance of character, integrity and sportsmanship -- all ideals that were critically important to Mr. Pete Brown and his family.
Founded in 2014 in Akropong, Ghana, by Dr. Alex Boafo, the La Constance Tennis Center uses the sport of tennis as a medium to teach discipline, education, social interaction and leadership. Dr. Boafo named the program after his mother to share the legacy of the strong, generous woman who raised him. This program makes tennis available to young players who would otherwise never know this sport that he loves. Dr. Boafo knows the positive role sports can play in a child's life and hopes this program can help these kids dream big.
Having fallen in love with Siem Reap on a vacation, Greg James quickly noticed one thing missing from the small town he became enamored with: tennis. Quickly making contacts, he began a grassroots youth tennis program and began doing all he could to spread the sport and knowledge of tennis to the youth of Cambodia. In doing so, he has helped break the norm and is teaching kids to dream big. And maybe, just maybe his efforts will help create a tennis champion in this region that once never knew how to play this sport.
What was merely a dream in 1990, the 15-LOVE Program now has 30-plus years of experience under its belt of reaching out in a positive way to the inner-city youth in the NY Capital Region. With love and care, they use tennis as their medium and also focus on literacy, heathful living, college prep and more. The late Arthur Ashe was instrumental in helping create this program, and his philosophy reigns true today: Use tennis to teach the game of life. It runs year-round and reaches more than 50,000 kids and their families.