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 

Calling All Volunteers


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The MTEF Tennis Ball


This year’s event, will be held on
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at The Watermark at Shully's

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Quote of the Day

“No road is too long for the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; and no honors are too distant for the man who prepares himself for them with patience.”  ---Bruyere

Get to Know...

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Elizabeth Krioutchenkov
Shorewood High School
1st Year - High Performance TEAM Participant

Last fall Elizabeth Krioutchenkov had the distinction of becoming the first MTEF high school student to qualify for the WIAA State High School Girls Tennis Tournament.  The fifteen year old freshman, playing for Shorewood High School, played No.1 singles and qualified with a 13-12 overall record.  She then proceeded to win her first round match against senior Paige Ganser of Jefferson High School 6-2, 6-3 before falling to the ninth seed, Claire Czerwonka of Kenosha St. Joseph Catholic Academy 6-2, 6-0.  Czerwonka eventually went on to win a quarterfinal playoff and finish fifth.

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