Welcome to the Donors Page!

Philpott Childrens Tennis provides tennis programs as a platform to promote physical fitness, foster positive relationships within the community and develop important life skills while simultaneously addressing many of the barriers to sport participation including cost, availability of local mentors and geographic access.

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Proud to be philpott

Philpott Childrens Tennis is a not-for-profit organization  that offers free tennis programs all year round for children aged 6-15 in priority neighborhoods.  Watch our video to see what our Philpott family has to say!

Many of our Philpott Coaches first learned tennis through a Philpott Program and became certified coaches to give back to the organization. Our Toronto Sport Leadership Program allows youth aged 16-24 the chance to train and obtain their Tennis Canada Level 1 Instructor Certification for free. Our youth campers are always thrilled to think that they too could one day be certified Philpott tennis instructors.

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Inner-City Camp Locations
Children Taught Each Year


Philpott Children’s Tennis would like to thank all of you and your support.  Your contribution to Philpott Childrens Tennis allows over 8,500 prioritized children and youth across Toronto each year to play tennis free-of-charge.  With your help, we can continue to expand our program and have a deeper engagement with the kids through more camps and more tennis.  The Philpott Board of Directors, the instructors, the volunteers, and most importantly, the children say THANK YOU!

for the first time in philpott history...

…We have expanded from a single summer camp site in 1991 to providing free tennis programs to children in prioritized neighborhoods ALL YEAR LONG!

More children will have access to court times and given the opportunity to learn the wonderful sport we all love.

Almost half of our instructors first learned their tennis through the Philpott lessons and are now certified and teaching in neighbourhoods where they grew up. Their mentorship is invaluable. 

This is a huge step for our foundation, and it is all thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners. 

Philpott Children’s Tennis is constantly growing and is determined to continue expanding.

What Our Philpott Campers Say

I am very grateful for the funding that has got me here. I truly hope that this support will always be here for as many people as possible to participate in this program that will forever allow more and more people my age to play and learn tennis.
Syed Muhammad Zafar Alam
TSLP Participant,
Future Philpott Coach
One of the campers this year told me that he never played tennis before. He said that his favorite sport is now tennis. After I showed him my certificate I received as a child, he mentioned that one day, he wants to become an instructor.”
When I become a Coach, it's not going to be because of the money. I want it to be for a charity like Philpott. I never thought there would be a program like this to fund me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to become the best of me and teach kids!”
Rachel Weixiao Li
Philpott Camper/Volunteer,
TSLP Participant

Run a Philpott Fundraiser

Participants collect pledges from family and friends and play tennis from 2pm until midnight with many of the participants breaking their curfews for the first time in a great cause. Check out our 2018 Tennis-a-Thon video!

Automatically add $5 to $10 to your membership fees and write a one-time cheque to Philpott Children’s Tennis at the end of your membership drive. You may also attach an additional fee to an event or tournament. Make sure you let members know that part of their fees will go to support a great cause!

Set up a “DONATE NOW” button (provided by Philpott Children’s Tennis) and ask each member to donate $5, $10 or $20 on your home page.

Add a silent auction to one of your events. If you are running a big end of the year event you can ask members or partners to donate Auction Items. This is a great way to get members engaged, add some fun to your event and raise a little money for a charity.

During the month of May, we are asking for new and gently used racquets, and most especially junior racquets, to be collected and donated to our Philpott children.  To activate this program at your club, please have a club ambassador connect with us to get started.  

"Without tennis we would not be the same people that we are today. Thus, we believe that tennis should be shared with other kids who have not been given this amazing opportunity. By starting this 100/100/100 initiative, we want to help Philpott and give back to the game we enjoy so much."
Tyler Keung
Co-Founder of 100/100/100 Challenge
"For us playing tennis has become the best thing that has ever happened to us and it is one of the main passions in our lives. It has taught us discipline, perseverance, and hard work. It has also given us an opportunity to pursue our dreams."
Spencer Keung
Co-Founder of 100/100/100 Challenge
“I love tennis. It’s an important part of my life. I want to help other kids experience the joy I get from tennis. I also have my eye on volunteering for Doug Philpott Foundation as soon as I’m old enough. I love working with little kids and being able to expose them to tennis would be awesome.”
Sophie Pepper
Annual Philpott Tennis-A-Thon Donor

If you are interested in any of the above ideas or have some of your own we would love to hear from you.  Let us know by contacting us at or on our Contact Us Page.

“We have seen nothing but success and growth over the last 25 years. We are excited about building a deeper relationship with families in our community and providing a place for every child to play.”
Jennifer Bishop
Board of Directors Chair, Philpott Children's Tennis

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