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
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
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
The MTEF Tennis Ball
This year’s event, will be held on
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at The Watermark at Shully's.
Quote of the Day
“The difference in men is in energy, in singleness in purpose and invincible determination. But the great difference between sacrifice, in self-denial, in fearlessness and humility and love, loyalty and the perfectly disciplined will. This is not only the difference between men, but this is the difference between great men and little men.” ---Vince Lombardi
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I.D.E.A.L. Charter School
High Performance TEAM Participant
By all accounts Aubree Hansen is an overachiever. The eleven year old played just two summers of tennis at Merrill Park before being accepted into the 2013-2014 High Performance TEAM program and skipped two grades of school at Ideal Charter School, where she is currently an 8th grader.
“Aubree is a very gifted student,” said Lily Vantarian, lead tutor at Merrill Park. “She breezed through the academic portion of our program this summer. You could see how much she enjoyed the academic, especially reading.”