The excellence TENNIS foundation MIssion:

"To remove all financial limitations from the sport of tennis."

2019-2020 community report

About us


The EX Tennis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to removing all financial limitations from the sport of tennis, making tennis available to everyone. Through its many programs, the EX Tennis Foundation welcomes and develops players of all ages.

Supported by community leaders and organizations, The EX Tennis Foundation continues to build its reputation as a leader in helping tennis grow in Cincinnati and across the nation.


Programs offered through the EX Tennis Foundation have engaged all types of tennis players, from beginners to National Champions.

The Foundation manages several programs ranging the entire gambit of the sport. We operate in 5 areas:
1. Community Tennis - Play Tennis USA
2. Urban Tennis and Education Programs
3. School Tennis - F.A.S.T.
4. High Performance EX Academy
5. Wheelchair Tennis Program

We have realized that the biggest hurdle in all of these areas is financial and we are determined to remove this obstacle!


The Academy portion of the Excellence Tennis Foundation was founded in 2001 and has helped kids receive over $5 million in athletic and academic scholarships at top universities.

With the cost to develop a player from 5 to 18 estimated at $385,000*, the Academy started awarding many players with financial aid, and the Foundation was born..

Today it has grown into a diverse philanthropic leader in the community. We are always looking for ways to grow the game and give access to tennis to all groups and individuals.

What parents say

“Our son really wanted to play tennis. We checked into it and quite simply felt it was cost-prohibitive. Through The EX Tennis Foundation, a scholarship program was made available to us. He was able to train starting at age 8 and play collegiate tennis with a lower middle-class income. Looking back we credit the sport of tennis and the Foundation for a ton of his character and life skill development..”     — Parents of a Scholarship EX Academy graduate.

five seasons family sports clubs

The Five Seasons Family Sports Clubs are premier tennis clubs in the Midwest. The EX Program is offered at all 3 locations and Excellence Tennis Foundation Scholarships are available. The clubs are equipped with hard and clay tennis courts and complete fitness complexes, including speed and agility training, yoga and personal trainers.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30: am – 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

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