Why Tennis Memphis?
Tennis Memphis is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and a 4-Star National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapter. We offer free, low-cost, and affordable youth programs year-round at the public tennis centers, schools, and parks across the city of Memphis. Our coaching staff prides itself on teaching and mentoring children on the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitude and respect.
Tennis Memphis, in partnership with Great Base Tennis, offers tennis instruction and training for players of all levels, beginning at age 4. Programs include Junior Development, Tennis and Tutoring, Community Outreach Programs and more! No child is turned away due to financial circumstances.
1/3 of our annual budget is provided through the support of the tennis community. Your donation helps us in our mission "to build a better community and enhance lives through tennis and education."
Support NJTL Youth Programs!
Tennis Memphis is a 4-Star NJTL Chapter and a member of the National Junior Tennis and Learning Network, founded by Arthur Ashe in 1969 to provide accessible and affordable programa focusing on tennis instruction, education support, and life skills. The NJTL Network currently consists of 350 non-profit youth development organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 225,000 under-resourced youth across the U.S.
Ways to Give
1. By Credit Card
Call the tennis office at (901) 685-7907 to make a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation today!
2. By check
Deliver in person, or mail your check (payable to "Tennis Memphis") to:
4145 Southern Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
3. Donated Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities are especially attractive under current tax laws. You can deduct the full market value, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income and incur no capital gains tax. Call us at (901) 488-6482 for instructions on how to initiate the transfer. Consult your tax adviser for more information.
4. Employer Matching Gifts
Your employer's matching gift program may allow you to double the amount of your gift. Request a matching gift form from your employer and send to:
Director of Business Operations
4145 Southern Ave.,
Memphis, TN 38117
Questions: call (901) 488-6482
5. Gift Pledges
By spreading your gift over a period of time, you may make a larger donation over time and fulfill the pledge at a comfortable pace.
6. Charitable IRA Rollover Gift
A provision of the tax code allows an IRA owner, 70 1/2 years or older, to make a tax-free transfer of funds up to $100,000 per year from their individual retirement account to a public charity.
7. Legacy Gifts
Legacy gifts to Tennis Memphis can create a lasting impact. You can choose a legacy charitable plan that puts your donation to work today or provides benefits after your lifetime. A legacy gift in your Will or Trust is accomplished by adding simple bequest language to your documents. Consult your tax adviser for more information.
8. In Kind Donations
We are happy to accept the following items provided they are in good condition: tennis racquets (no wooden racquets please), strings, grips, over-grips, youth athletic clothing and gear, ball feeders, ball hoppers, tennis nets, office supplies, and office equipment. Goods, services, and leisure activities that can be sold at an event auction or raffle are also accepted.
Other ways to help
Enrolling in Kroger Rewards is a simple way to give to Tennis Memphis every time you shop at Kroger! To learn more, click here.