Letter from the President:

Welcome to the website of the West Louisville Tennis Club! Your presence demonstrates an interest in understanding what we are doing in our community. West Louisville Tennis Club (WLTC) has a longstanding history of being a vital resource in our community. Since 1930, Chickasaw Park has been considered our home court. Our mission is two-fold, first and foremost, we exist to nurture and support the character development of our most precious resources, our youth. Secondly, we provide an exercise alternative for our community, to include seniors, that are interested in learning the game of tennis.
In this year, 2019, we were faced with our most difficult challenge. Due to a shortfall in the City’s budget, the Mayor mandated the cancellation of funding for all capital projects. One of the projects slated to be cancelled was the “yearly maintenance of the clay courts” in Chickasaw Park.
 
As a result, WLTC set a goal to build an understanding of just how important the courts in Chickasaw Park are to the West Louisville community. As it turned out, our biggest challenge became our greatest blessing! The tennis community and the Louisville community, as a whole, rallied behind us. A fundraiser, hosted by Olmsted Park Conservancy, in conjunction with USTAKY, “Raise the Racquet for Kentucky Foundation,” Metro Parks and Tennis Technology, was undertaken and deemed an unbelievable success!
 
In just (2) weeks, the funds raised not only covered the cost of reconditioning our clay courts, they also covered the labor costs associated with court preparation and repair of severe cracks in our hard courts! WLTC members started out worrying if there would be any functional courts for the 2019 season. However, as of this date, May 20th, 2019, we will have access to (12) functional courts!
 
We could not have planned for a better outcome. To add icing on the cake, we’ve established lifelong community partnerships! Community partners, joined by a spirit of compassion and unconditional love for community, this is priceless!
 
The West Louisville Tennis Club would like to THANK all our supporters, most of whom are unknown. However, what we do know, we are part of a caring community that values our youth and the need to support their physical, mental and character development. These are the qualities that define a “World Class City!”   
 
The older we get, the more we realize…it’s not about us, it’s about community!
 
In the word of USTA, “LET’S PASS THE BATON TO GENERATIONS BEHIND US”…the Next Generation!!!!
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Aretha Fuqua, WLTC President