The mission of Tennis Success is to enrich the lives of at-risk youth and to equip them to serve the community by providing tennis, education and healthy living programs.
Tennis Success began in January of 2000 with the support of Father Filice and Joseph Kalenic. The idea was to promote and build a tennis program where players would come from the inner city, the west-side neighborhoods and “el barrio”. It would be free of charge and any kid that wanted to learn to play tennis could come.
A flyer was published explaining the program and with financial contributions and help from the local tennis community, Tennis Success was born.
Tennis Success is now a thriving 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a solid board of directors and a generous private and public foundation donor base. Tennis Success also holds a Bronze rating with GuideStar Non-Profit Rating Organization.
Tennis Success is a recognized NJTL (National Junior Tennis & Learning) Chapter under the umbrella of the Corpus Christi Tennis Association, The USTA Texas Section and the United States Tennis Association Foundation.