Welcome to the Alex O'Brien Tennis Foundation
"Tennis has given me so much in my life, and it gives me great joy to be able to start something where we can give back to such a wonderful game."
Alex O'Brien'
Alex O'Brien
Programs Currently Offered:
Summer Parks Program
  • Partnership with the City of Amarillo Parks & Recreation Department since 2005
  • Offered at Memorial Park
  • Open to ages of 4-18 years old
  • Free to participate
  • Hundreds of kids participate each summer
  • Free play and USTA designed drills and games
Amarillo ISD Partnership
  • Provide support to AISD elementary and junior high PE programs
  • Fund summer tennis intensives at select area high schools
  • Support summer camps at select AISD high schools
  • Provide financial assistance to area athletes participating in local tournament play
Window on a Wider World (WOWW)
  • Window On a Wider World is dedicated to enriching the education of Texas Panhandle students through arts, science and cultural experiences
  • AOBTF supplies three weeks (350 pages) of tennis-themed curriculum
  • Area teachers enrolled in WOWW can check out the curriculum
  • Subjects include math, science, English and physical education
  • Equipment provided
  • Contact a local WOWW Representative for more information
Spring Learn to Play
  • Started in April 2015
  • Partnership with Kids, Incorporated
  • Open to children kindergarten through 6th grade
  • 4 Saturday sessions
  • Activities include: proper racket techniques, serve and volley instruction, scoring and court etiquette
  • Visit www.kidsinc.org/tennis for upcoming dates
  • Connecting players through level-based play and innovative events
Rising Stars and Professional Exhibitions
  • Unique fundraising events that bring leading collegiate and professional talent to the Panhandle for fun match play
  • Area players get incredible access to some of the most talented players in the game