Inspiring Children / Changing Lives

We hope to arm children with a variety of ways to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically and in their relationship with themselves and their community.


Life Skills

The primary mission of the NTF to identify children with uncommon athletic ability, regardless of race or economic means, that have a documented financial need, and put them on a path to become true student athletes, fully prepared to compete at a collegiate level, or pursue a career in professional tennis;


It is our secondary mission to change the face of tennis by creating the next great tennis player and ambassador of the game.


We also seek to equip each child, parent and athlete of the game with basic leadership, life and business skills required to start and run both for-profit and non-profit projects and enterprises and to make sound and ethical business decisions during or after their careers in tennis.

Cultural Diversity and Coexistence

The NTF seeks to educate our students and athletes on the importance of cultural diversity on coexistence of ideas and views both domestically and internationally. We achieve this by offering domestic and international cross-cultural programming, grants, and summer camps. We seek to help children and athletes located in foreign countries train here in the US, and US students and athletes train abroad.


Our program is designed to go deeper into the subjects of life, personal improvement and the pursuit of happiness. In the end, our long term goal is to help children become professionals at life, earn scholarships to college and find self confidence so they can share this wisdom with their families, friends and communities. We have seen our young leaders become examples of extraordinary living and happiness, which has created a systemic change in our organization and has completely changed the lives of hundreds of families along the way.


The NTF was established in 2009 by tennis enthusiasts that want to change the future of tennis by providing children and top performing athletes with the opportunity to reach their dreams and full potential.

Since 2009, the NTF has raised/contributed over $3 million dollars to worthy program and tennis related charities both domestically and internationally.

Board of Directors

Steve Gareleck
Executive Director, Founder
Entrepreneur, Former Owner of the Racquet Club of the South. married with two children.
Jay Baily
Chairman / Volunteer
Jay lived and played professional tennis in Europe for several years and coached several Top 10 female tennis players – including the 1996 women’s U.S. Olympic tennis team in Olympic Park, with Billie Jean King.
Robert Celona
Secretary / Volunteer
Former Owner Racquet Club of the South, Played tennis on professional tour and University of Richmond.

Officers & Advisors

Trevor Short
Fundraising Director
Former NCAA Division 1 nationally ranked player and GM at the Racquet Club of the South, Trevor’s 10 years of event experience continues to drive Premier Tennis to new heights on a daily basis.
Ryan Wolfington
Vegas Chapter Leaders / Prgramming Advisor
Ryan runs the Martin Hennessy, Inspiring Children Foundation in affiliation with the No Quit Tennis Academy in Las Vegas.
Sam Kennedy
Atlanta Chapter Leader / Programming Advisor
Sam Kennedy runs the South Fulton Tennis Center and South Fulton Tennis Academy.
Remington Reynolds
Volunteer, Advisor, Founder,
Entrepreneur, CEO Premier Tennis Group, Founder of the Necker Cup, Former Owner of the Racquet Club of the South. married with four children.

Our Partners


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Premier Tennis was founded by tennis lovers that have had the great opportunity to experience this amazing sport around the world on its biggest stages. Based in Atlanta, GA, our leadership team has over 50 years of combined experience in the tennis, events and travel industry. These experiences have given Premier Tennis the advantage to truly understand what is needed to deliver a world class tennis travel experience.


Jump Creative Solutions is a creative agency that specializes in design, web and online marketing solutions.

Letter From the Executive Director

Dear Supporter,

The National Tennis Foundation’s goal is to both inspire children and change lives. It is out daily mission to provide the ultimate environment for a child to become their best in all areas of their life, including academics, athletics, interpersonal skills, leadership and character development.

We support domestic and international programs designed to take underserved youth and give them the tools to succeed in life by teaching them critical thinking, ethics, responsibility, self discipline, character and a work ethic that will allow them to be self-sustaining and productive leaders of their respective communities.

We also work with a select group of high performance athletes and their families who have a dream to play at the highest levels of the game, but lack the funding, coaching, facilities and resources to make that dream a reality.

We thank you for taking the time to read more about our program.


Steve Gareleck
Volunteer Executive Director

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