who we serve
Sloane Stephens Foundation
Using her passion for tennis and desire to create opportunities for the youth, Sloane Stephens founded the Sloane Stephens Foundation in 2013. This foundation hosts tennis academies for underprivileged kids who strive to learn and engage in tennis, but do not have the resources and tools necessary to do so.
Second Serve has assisted by donating lots of equipment such as shoes, rackets, bags, strings, clothes, balls, grips, and water bottles. Second Serve also helped provide each student in the high-performance group with one tennis racket and one tennis bag.
Kids Closer to Sports
Kihamba Village, Uganda
Kids Closer to Sports is a grassroots tennis project in Uganda, begun by Ben Nteza, a 16 year old boy. Their program gives kids in the rural areas and refugee camps of Uganda a chance to play the sport. Even while playing on a dirt court without shoes, the children Ben serves have found immense joy through the game.
Second Serve has supported Kids Closer to Sports by sending two big shipments that included a tennis net, shoes, hats, bags, and water bottles.
Serving Up Hope
Serving Up Hope, a non-profit founded by two-time grand slam champion Vania King, provides tennis programs in Uganda and Chile to give the less fortunate a chance to achieve their dreams.
Second Serve plans to assist Serving Up Hope in Santiago and Kampala by providing them with rackets, shoes, jump ropes, cones, nets, and tennis balls. We plan to be their on-going equipment provider.
Inspiring Children Foundation
Las Vegas, Nevada
The purpose of the Inspiring Children Foundation is to transform the welfare of young people by developing an ideal model of education, athletics, and life-psychology in underprivileged communities.
Second Serve has donated over 130 items of tennis equipment to the Inspiring Children's Foundation. The foundation will use the equipment for their free tennis lessons and lend it to those who want to participate in them. We hope the equipment we donated brings a smile on those people who will need and use it.
Crow Indian Reservation
The Montana Indian Reservation is an area defined by its massive poverty, and COVID-19 added a tremendous negative impact on the people in the area. After speaking with the Montana State Tennis Association, Second Serve decided that these communities would be the perfect place to donate equipment.
We plan to visit next month to drop off more than 60 brand new tennis bags, sponsored by Deuce Kat, each filled with a racquet and a plentiful amount of tennis balls for them! Second Serve is very happy to be able to impact these children.
Pete Brown Jr Tennis Program
Los Angeles, California
Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program is using junior tennis as a tool to help kids develop character, improve physical fitness, and reach their highest potential in life. PBJTP holds tennis development programs at three parks, and they also offer a program for adult seniors.
Second Serve has supported Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program by volunteering in clinics and events at their sites and donating over 600 pieces of tennis equipment to their programs. Together, Second serve and PBJTP are giving kids the opportunity to achieve their goals through tennis, education, and community.
Argentina Tennis Association
Buenos Aires, Argentina
ATA is the tennis federation of Argentina. They promote the game of tennis throughout Argentina.
Second Serve was able to collect and send more than 300 items such as clothes, rackets, shoes and bags. In addition, we sent over more expensive equipment like nets. ATA’s goal is to utilize the equipment for their social programs that work with children in underprivileged areas.
SES Tennis Center
The SES Tennis Center was built and founded by Eduardo I. Sanchez, who achieved his life-long dream of constructing the first public tennis courts for the youth and citizens of Tecate, Mexico. The non-profit organization provides hundreds of children with free tennis lessons.
Second Serve has helped the children at SES by collecting and donating over 1,170 items, including racquets, bags, shoes, clothes, balls, and water bottles. Second Serve’s impact will help put smiles on the faces of hundreds of underprivileged children in Tecate, Mexico, supporting and spreading their love for tennis.
Tennis and Tutoring
Salt Lake City, Utah
Tennis and Tutoring is an organization in Salt Lake City, Utah which strives to enhance the lives of underprivileged youth ages 12 and under. Tennis and Tutoring has created a wonderful community which helps these children reach and exceed their academic goals, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle on the tennis court.
Tennis and Tutoring helps change the lives of underprivileged youth for the better, and Second Serve has aided in their mission. Second Serve has donated around 110 items, consisting of racquets, water bottles, clothing, and nets. Second Serve’s donations and help will aid Tennis and Tutoring in positively affecting the lives of many children.
Manav Sadhna is an organization in India that works to transform the lives of children who are underprivileged in India. Following Mahatma Gandhi's messages of "Love All, Serve All", Manav Sadhna has a variety of programs and opportunities for the underprivileged in order to better their lives.
Aiding in the beautiful mission of Manav Sadhna, Second Serve has previously donated many shoes in order to allow children who previously played sports without shoes to play comfortably. Recently, Second Serve has also donated lots of tennis equipment in order to help start a tennis program at Manav Sadhna for children. Second Serve is excited to spread the wonderful sport of tennis to the underprivileged in India, and see the positive impact it will have on many childrens’ lives.
Youth Tennis San Diego
San Diego, California
The nonprofit organization Youth Tennis San Diego is encouraging leadership, physical wellbeing, social development, and a competitive spirit in the youth of San Diego, California. YTSD gives kids a place to have fun and build confidence by providing kids who are typically unsupervised after school with an opportunity to play tennis at their neighborhood school.
Second Serve has donated over 800 pieces of tennis equipment to Youth Tennis San Diego and has volunteered at several of their tennis events. With the help of Second Serve, YTSD will be able to touch the lives of even more children in San Diego.
Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center
St Paul, Minnesota
The Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center offers tennis programs for kids of all ages and abilities. They have one of the largest, most competitive and most affordable Twin Cities Junior Tennis academies.
Second Serve is working to collect tennis rackets, bags, shoes, clothes, and more to send to the children of their program. We are so excited to be able to help these children find themselves in the game.
By educating the young children in Kampala, the Kasiisi Project aims to preserve and maintain the lands, rivers and biodiversity of Uganda's Kibale National Park. Their initiative reaches 8,000 children attending 16 primary schools on the forest fringe.
Second Serve has worked with the Kasiisi Project to kickstart a tennis program for the children who attend their schools. We have sent them equipment for them to begin the program which will help the children by expanding their learning opportunities and putting smiles on their faces.
Nana Roseline is a 6-year-old girl who wants to be the best tennis player. She started tennis at a very young age and she has been playing six times a week since she was three years old! She finds a way to play tennis wherever she can, whether it be under a bridge, in the sand, on the road, or just on the usual court. She has a goal of hitting 3000 balls a day!
Second Serve has sent a shipment of over 500 items to Nana and her friends in Nigeria.
Serving Advantage is an adaptive tennis program based out of Irvine, CA. They have "doubles partners" who pair up with kids who have cognitive and developmental disabilities. Founded by 3 young leaders, Serving Advantage has summer camps and weekly clinics with their kids.
Second Serve is working with Serving Advantage to help kids on the autism spectrum receive tennis equipment that they will be able to take home and use any time they'd like.
Kit Carson Park
Kit Carson is a public park in Escondido, California. Escondido is an underserved Latino community near San Diego. Kit Carson has a variety of sports fields and courts. Many of the children at the park play baseball, softball, and frisbee, but not many of them play tennis.
Second Serve is trying to break the barrier that surrounds the tennis courts by giving the children rackets, bags, shoes, and more to help them get started in such an amazing sport.
Haiti Tennis Federation
Port Au Prince, Haiti
The Haiti Tennis Federation has 15 communities that participate in their junior tennis programs. Due to national political unrest, they have been unable to host national tournaments. However, they are focusing on getting more young children started playing tennis.
Second Serve is in the process of sending multiple shipments to benefit the children of the Haiti Tennis Federation. We are sending shipments from all over the US to help serve these children.
Crossroads Charter School
Kansas City, Missouri
The Crossroads Charter School serves mainly underprivileged kids in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Although their budget is low, they have found a way to fulfill their student's love for tennis by working with Second Serve.
We have donated over 300 items to the Crossroads Charter School. Our Missouri State President is in the process of collecting even more equipment for them to support the children.
Capital Region, New York
Founded by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, 15-LOVE's mission is to reach out in a loving, caring way to youth of the Capital Region, using tennis as the medium, especially those in the inner cities. They help children not only with tennis, but also with their academics.
We currently have a shipment of over 200 pieces of equipment on the way to New York, and we can't wait to see the impact we are making on the lives of these children.
Portland Tennis & Education
PT&E's After-School program provides individualized academic support, life skills building, and athletic training for 4 hours, 3 days a week during the school year. They reinforce students’ skills and identity, helping them succeed in school and life.
We are in the process of collecting and donating items to benefit the children of PT&E!
Central Texas Tennis Association
Established in August 1997, CTTA's mission is to promote the sport of tennis and to give the youth in the inner city of Austin, particularly in East Austin, the opportunity to participate in a sport they would not otherwise be exposed, while making it more affordable for all. Today, CTTA not only provides tennis clinics to kids, adults, and seniors but mentoring/tutoring, science/math/reading clubs, computer skills, and social needs to thousands in Austin and surrounding communities.
Second Serve has donated over 500 items to the kids of CTTA. They were very grateful to receive the items, and we look forward to being able to help them even more.