Making Tennis Available to Everyone

Thank You Notes

Each year recipients of thousands of dollars in grants and equipment awards give thanks to the PTR Foundation for their support.

We've been very busy this Fall semester with our Elementary ASP Tennis Club program. We want to let you know how much we appreciate the equipment grant of Head Racquets and Quick Start balls and the Certificate for a free workshop!!  At one of our schools (Due West Elementary) we teach 40 Kindergarten - 5th grade students at a time every Thursday and we are able to put a junior racquet in each of their little hands. We "paid it forward" by giving out 4 scholarships to students in need and we gave all School employees a discounted program fee for their child. 

All of us at Strike Tennis want to say Thank you so much!! We are so grateful to have your support! We are working hard and we're looking forward to next semester; we've picked up 2 more schools.  I've included some pictures but if you want to see more pictures and read more about what our coaches have been teaching at our Elementary Tennis Clubs, please visit our website. I have some good video that I'll try to send also.  

Strike Tennis
Teresa Morris Chupp & Robert Chupp

To whom it may concern,

I will like to say thank you very much to the PTR foundation, your support was very important for me to be able to attend the Technology Conference and the Directors Conference 2017. It was an incredible experience for me to be able to spend four intensive days learning from each of the speakers. This keeps me motivated to continue with my career in tennis and to continue helping tennis lovers.  Without your support it would have been not possible for me to attend the conferences. I am very grateful for the support it was given to me and I hope all the coaches that required support can take advantage of this great opportunity with the PTR Foundation.

Jacobo A. Hernanez Handall
from Mexico and now working at Evert Academy in Florida

PTR Foundation provides Equipment to help Puerto Rico get back out on the courts!

Despite any issues from Hurricane Maria, PTR Professional, Kamil Assad (Puerto Rico) and his fellow pros are pushing through and teaching tennis to anyone they can at Club De Tenis De Isla Verde! The PTR Foundation was able to provide balls and equipment to the facility.

Athletes Without Limits
I want to thank the Professional Tennis Registry Foundation for its support of the US tennis team that recently competed at the Inas Global Games World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. read more

We have worked out all of the details and are excited to say we WILL be coming to the symposium this year! I think it'll be the first time any PTR pros from Montana have attended and we are really looking forward to it! Thanks so much for the scholarship! It was a key component in our ability to attend!

Thanks again!

Collin M. Fehr, MS
PTR Certified Tennis Professional
Tennis Program Coordinator, Missoula Parks & Recreation Read more.

Indianapolis NJTL
Indy NJTL thanks PTR Foundation for the generous grant of $3,000 given by way of the Indianapolis Junior Tennis Development Fund continuing the work of Barbara Wynne. read more
Bridgeport Community Tennis
Bridgeport Community Tennis thanks the PTR Foundation for their generous donation to our summer program.
Serve It Up, Inc. 

I wanted to thank the PTR for the equipment that was given last year to the Santa Fe Public Schools Indian Education Program. Through your help we have held clinics for our Native American youth in Santa Fe including a Halloween Party, monthly Tennis Fiesta (in partnership with Shellaberger Tennis Center) youth clinics, and a weekly clinic for our youth where our more experienced youth help us out and help teach.

I've attached a few pictures of some of our activities. We are looking forward to continuing our work thorugh further partnerships here in Santa Fe.

My daughter and I traveled to the National Indian Education Association's conference where we helped to launch over 10 programs across the United States in Indian Country and are grateful for their success in teaching our Native youth tennis. I am honored to serve on the National Committee of the USTA and continue the work not only in Santa Fe, but the Southwest, and across the country. My husband owns and manages tennis clubs in New Mexico and Colorado and so doing something that we all love and have a passion about has really added so much to our lives, tennis brought us together and we enjoy working to share it with others.

In July, we hosted an event at our tennis club which brought Native youth from Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico together to play and meet each other.

We have begun a mentoring program to help underserved youth and diversified youth to pair them with local tennis players for at least two hours of mentoring a month.

I just wanted to send a Thank you to the PTR, because none of this would have started without your help! 

Wahlesah Rose
Serve It Up, Inc.
Executive Board of Directors