The PTR Foundation was thrilled to volunteer at Arthur Ashe Champions Day, part of the Taube tennis series at Mountain View, CA. 200 kids, ages 6-15, participated in the clinic. The clinic was superbly organized by Todd Dissly. The Stanford University tennis team entertained the crowd by playing a fun exhibition match. Overall, it was a successful event to honor the legacy of Arthur Ashe and his commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Grants awarded in 2023:

  • Serving Love Foundation (Native American Communities)
  • Special Olympics South Carolina (SONA Championship)
  • Hawaii Wildfire relief fund
  • Ghana Tennis Club, Adabraka – Equipment grant

“Dennis Van der Meer, Founder of PTR and PTR Foundation, changed the face of tennis forever, advanced the teaching profession immeasurably, and was a singularly far reaching individual in his field. He realized his largest dreams, advanced the sport surpassingly and ultimately made tennis much more accessible than it ever would have been without him.”

International Hall of Fame

2023 Donation Goal – $100,000


We have an ambition to help you, but we can’t do it alone.

These thoughtful members donated to the foundation while they renewed their PTR membership. You have hundreds of non-profit and amazing causes where you can donate, but you choose ours, and we are very grateful for your thoughtfulness.

  • Antoniy Palik
  • Carol McLennan
  • Alexander Nikolaev
  • Brian Kim
  • Darien Wright
  • Matthew Mero

September Tennis Trivia

The WTA wasn’t actually the first professional women’s tour in the Open Era. What tour preceded the creation of the WTA?

(answer in December’s newsletter)