• Kids and Tennis

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

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    Evening of Champions

    Our annual awards event honors Chicagoland’s outstanding tennis achievements

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    Our Programs

    Learn about the youth tennis programs currently funded by Chicago Tennis Patrons

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    Making a Difference with Our Kids in the Tennis Community!

    About Chicago Tennis Patrons

    The 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.

    The Patrons encourage 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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    Chicago Tennis Patrons News

    Kid’s fun day of tennis

    The 3rd Annual CDTA Kids Day was held on Thursday, July 7 at the A. C. Nielsen Men’s Pro Tennis Championship in Winnetka, IL. Approximately 170 kids enjoyed tennis drills and games and other activities and watched professional tennis matches. In addition, the kids heard from Tom Gullikson, USTA Lead National Coach, Men’s Tennis and […]

    Katrina Adams, USTA President

    On January 1, 2015, Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame member, Katrina M. Adams, began serving a two year term as the United States Tennis Association Chairman of the Board, CEO and President.  Katrina was born and raised in Chicago and played her high school tennis at Whitney Young High School.  She played college tennis while […]

    Summer Tennis Programs Supported

    The mission of the Chicago Tennis Patrons is to positively impact the lives of kids in the greater Chicago area by providing access to tennis programs that help kids develop a healthy, active lifestyle while learning values and life skills necessary to be successful in life and a positive contributor in their communities. This summer […]