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Our Mission

We bring people together of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to embrace the lifelong game of tennis while serving under-resourced youth with the support of the Community.



Greetings and welcome to The Fort website where you can find information and inspiration about our facility and programs. By spending a few moments navigating the site - from our history to our junior program, adult program and TennisWorks, I hope you will derive a sense of who we are; a non-profit devoted to its mission. Our mission is “We bring people together of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to embrace the life long game of tennis while serving the under-resourced youth with the support of the Community”.

In keeping with our visionary founder Fred Wells, we continue to provide affordable courts, accessible junior and adult tennis programs, and giving back to the community with our TennisWorks program reaching out to the under-resourced youth and community. We aspire to work closely with our partnership schools in promoting tennis as a sport for health, wellness and personal growth.

As we plan the future of The Fort, we will be embarking a capital campaign which will allow us to continue to live our mission. Details of the capital campaign will soon be available on this website.

Please visit our website regularly. We will continue to work hard to have all the information you seek. We hope you find inspiration from this website to visit our facility and see our mission in action – up close and personal.

Thank you for your interest in The Fort, Fred Wells Tennis & Education.

Sincerely Yours,

Esther Tsai
Executive Director

Our Impact


Years serving the Community

The Fort opened its doors in 2002 and has been actively serving the tennis community in honor of Fred Wells!



Volunteer hours in 2017

Our loyal group of volunteers give generously of their time, working as part of our board, on a committee, or with under-resourced youth in our after-school programs.



TennisWorks Experiences in 2017

TennisWorks, the program at the heart of our mission, will impact youth through the game of tennis by teaching The Fort Five: Safety, Respect, Commitment, Persistence, & Kindness.

Want to get in on the action and Support The Fort? 
There are so many ways you can join in the fun!

Get Involved

Join a Junior Program

Learn more about which program is right for your student and sign up today!

Join an Adult Program

We have plenty of option to fit even the most daunting schedules!

Donate Today

Donate your time, snacks, equipment!  Learn more about how your donations help us!