The Friends of Newton Tennis (FoNT) promotes racquet and paddle sports for the enjoyment and well-being of all. FoNT partners with the City of Newton and local businesses to sponsor racquet sports events that raise awareness and funds to repair and renovate public courts. There are thousands of tennis and pickleball players of all ages in the Chamber communities; we invite you to join us!
Founded in 2007, the Friends of Newton Tennis (FoNT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community tennis association affiliated with the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
FoNT has a three-pronged mission:
1. Represent the interests of tennis players with City of Newton officials. FoNT’s in-depth assessment of Newton’s 67 public tennis courts is helping to inform and accelerate the City’s plans to repair or replace deteriorating courts. FoNT will engage city officials to improve court conditions and advocate for policies that benefit the tennis community.
2. Organize tennis-related events that strengthen the Newton tennis community and augment City resources. In 2021, we hosted the first citywide annual doubles round-robin, raising $15,000 in donations to fund tennis court repairs. We’re looking forward to offering an expanded slate of tournaments and other activities in 2022 and beyond.
3. Promote tennis as a lifelong sport among Newton residents. There is ample scientific research showing that tennis promotes both physical and mental well-being for people of all ages.