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

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

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he had hoped to make it.”  ---James M. Barrie

Get to Know...

 Aubree H.
Aubree Hansen
8th Grader 
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.” 

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