» Delaware Tennis Foundation


Paul Costello - President

Ed McQuillin - Vice-President

Jane Henderson - Secretary

Megan Reardon - Treasurer

Barbara Blumberg - Board Of Director
Nancy Keiper - Board Of Director
Pam Meitner - Board Of Director
Wheeler Neff - Board Of Director

Araceli Popen - Board of Director

Joan Schneikart - Board of Director

Cindy Wilkinson - Board of Director

Rob Wirth - Board of Director



The Delaware Tennis Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, charitable organization with the primary purpose of fostering the development of tennis within the state of Delaware.  It serves as the conduit for tax-free support of tennis, primarily via grants to the Delaware District.  In addition, the Board of Directors provides guidance and oversight to accomplish this primary purpose.

The Board consists of up to twelve members, most of whom have been Presidents of the Delaware District or differently named predecessor organizations, or highly qualified persons who have a depth of knowledge in tennis activities.  Board Members are elected to 3-year terms.  It is the oldest such Foundation in the Middle States Section.

Financial donations come from individuals, foundations, fundraisers and funds provided via death bequests. All available funds have been invested very conservatively by agreement of the Board.

The Foundation was incorporated in 1953 as the Delaware Foundation for Physical Education, Inc., driven by William du Pont of Bellevue.  The first year of operation was 1954.  Initially, the intended efforts were broader than tennis, and contributions were made to activities via the Kingswood Community Center.

In the past 38 years, activities have been focused exclusively on tennis.  Support of tennis activities has been widespread, including suburbia, clubs, inner-city groups throughout Delaware and a substantial presence in Middle States programs.  Both juniors and adults have been served through the allocation of funds for many programs throughout the state of Delaware.  In addition to support of individuals and small groups, advocacy for additional tennis courts has been very successful.

To make a contribution, or for more information, please contact Megan Reardon at