Throughout the years, MTEF has served over 27,000 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
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
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.
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.
News & Media
Helen Bader Foundation - Youth Development
Monday, January 21, 2013
Fall Newsletter - 2012 Fall Newsletter
Friday, Novimber 1, 2012
Fox 6 News - Pro-AM Preview
Friday, July 20, 2012
10 & Under Tennis - The Morning Blend
Monday, May 14, 2012
The MTEF Tennis Ball
This year’s event, will be held on
Saturday, September 21st at
Milwaukee County Zoo’s Peck Pavilion.
Quote of the Day
“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” ---Ralph Waldo Emerson
Get to Know...
Forest Park Middle School
High Performance TEAM Participant
Billy Her started playing tennis three years ago at Merrill Park in Milwaukee. He had never played tennis before and his mom decided to sign him up for the Summer TEAM program because she wanted a sport that Billy could excel at and play for the rest of his life. Mrs. Her was also intrigued by the academic aspect of the program.
“I still remember the first day Billy came to the courts," said Amber Brickett, former Merrill Park site director. “He was very young, eight or nine years old, and he was small and very frail looking. I didn't think he would be able to get the ball over the net. Boy was I wrong, he was a little dynamo.”