Throughout the years, MTEF has served over 32,000 Milwaukee children who otherwise would lack a safe, productive, and healthy after-school and summer environment. Our high quality literacy and tennis programming not only builds academic skills and improves fitness but also emphasizes First Serve Life Skills development, which instills the confidence needed to succeed in school and in life.

Summer TEAM Program

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Delivered in close partnership with the Milwaukee Public School Department of Recreation & Community Services and the Milwaukee County Parks, MTEF delivers a citywide neighborhood-based program for all levels of reading and tennis.

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After School TEAM Program

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TEAM (Tennis, Education, and Mentoring) is an intensive school-year tennis, education, and life skills development program. TEAM successfully addresses the critical needs of urban youth through a partnership with students, parents, schools, and youth-serving organizations.
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High Performance TEAM Program

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The High Performance TEAM program is MTEF's most comprehensive year-round program, utilizing three progressive First Serve life skill levels - Game, Set and Match. This invitation-only program requires a three-year parent and student commitment. A national student-athlete competition rewards excellence in the classroom and on the tennis court.

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News & Media

Summer Newsletter -  2014 Summer Newsletter

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fall Newsletter - 2013 Fall Newsletter

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fox 6 News - Pro-Am Preview

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Newsletter - 2013 Summer Newsletter

Friday, May 31, 2013

Helen Bader Foundation - Youth Development

Monday, January 21, 2013 

What's New

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Calling All Volunteers


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The MTEF Tennis Ball

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Next year’s event, will be held on
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at the Zoo's Peck Pavilion.

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Quote of the Day

“Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.”  ---Arthur Ashe

Get to Know...

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Lailah Young
5th Grader
Golda Meir School
1st Year - High Performance TEAM Participant

Two things come to mind when you first meet Lailah Young. The first impression is that she is happy – not kinda happy but always happy.

“Lailah has a smile and outgoing personality that is simply infectious,” said Jay Massart, MTEF executive -director and high-performance coach. “I don’t ever think I’ve seen Lailah not in a good mood, and I see her in situations where things are competitive and potentially not going well.”

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