Tennis Memphis manages and programs the Memphis Public Tennis Centers for the City of Memphis. The public tennis centers are currently being improved as part of the City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods Capital Improvements Plan in FY 17 and 18.
The USTA Foundation is the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association. The National Junior Tennis and Learning Network was founded in 1969 by tennis legend by Arthur Ashe and two of his compatriots to make tennis available to traditionally under-served youth, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status. Tennis Memphis is a 4-star NJTL Chapter and partners with the USTA Foundation provide free and low-cost tennis and education programs to underserved youth across Memphis.
GreatBase Tennis is a "system of systems" developed by Steve Smith after years of study under tennis greats Welby van Horn, Vic Braden, and others. This system provides a complete pathway for player development and a standardized curriculum for teaching tennis. Tennis Memphis is proud to offer GreatBase Tennis based programs for adults and juniors at its centers and Steve Smith as its Consulting Director of Player Development. To learn more about GreatBase Tennis, click here.
USTA Player Development
USTA Player Development and the USTA Foundation have partnered through their network of programs, coaches, and resources to provide NJTL Excellence Team players and coaches with the training and educational opportunities that will help build up their programs and the base of TEAM USA. The training opportunities include a playoff camp for wildcards into designated national tournaments, the D.C. Excellence Team Cup in Washington, D.C., and a pre-Junior Orange Bowl training camp.