Throughout the years, MTEF has served over 34,000 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 USTA NJTL 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

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

North Shore NOW -  2015 Article

Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer Newsletter - 2015 Newsletter

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fall Newsletter - 2014 Newsletter

Friday, November 14, 2014

Summer Newsletter -  2014 Newsletter

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fall Newsletter - 2013 Newsletter

Monday, November 11, 2013

What's New

Calling All Volunteers


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The MTEF Tennis Ball

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

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Quote of the Day

“The graveyards are full of indispensable men”  ---Charles de Gaulle

Get to Know...

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Ahmad Young
6th Grader
Wedgewood Park Elementary
1st Year High Performance TEAM Participant

You can never discount the importance of
siblings. Brothers and sisters forever
linked by chance, friends by choice.

All one has to do is spend a few minutes with Lailah and Ahmad Young and it becomes apparent that these two siblings are the best of friends and that they share a special bond. This past summer, Lailah and Ahmad biked to Merrill Park every morning to participate in MTEF’s first-ever High Performance TEAM Academy.

Ahmad, 12, is a natural athlete who excels in basketball and baseball. He had never played tennis until he watched his younger sister, Lailah compete in Jr. Team tennis at Moorland Park Indoor Tennis Club last spring. Lailah, 10, was a first-year standout in MTEF’s High Performance TEAM program. She had just taken up tennis the previous summer and her Merrill Park coaches noticed her athletic ability almost immediately.

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