We will be opening in mid-April!

Boston's most affordable tennis -
programs for all ages and levels.

What We Offer


Memberships, Private Lessons, Clinics & Adult Programs


We offer private lessons, round robins with other members, 90 minute clinics for various levels, women's DBH and WSTL league teams and USTA Teams.   We offer Memberships and these Membership fees help fund the free programming we provide to the public schools and community centers. Membership registrations under Memberships and Registrations.


CHAD Jr. Tennis Program

 For over 25 years CHAD Tennis has been engaging the young people of Charlestown with the purpose of involving them in healthy and constructive activities.  CHAD Tennis is for all levels of ability and backgrounds.  CHAD Tennis' mission is to engage young people of all ability levels in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle while also providing the support necessary to help them achieve their goals both on and off the court.


Community Involvement

CHAD Tennis provides free programming to the schools and community centers in Charlestown by offering tennis as an additional activity in their physical education programs, after school programs and vacation and summer camp programs.

Support CHAD Tennis


In an effort to continue the valuable programming that CHAD Tennis has provided for more than twenty-five years, we are asking the members of the STC and Charlestown community to kindly make a tax-deductible* donation to the Friends of the Mel Stillman Community Tennis Center in order to assist in the reopening in the Spring. We are confident that the best years of tennis at Stillman are ahead of us!

*Approval Pending

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The Friends of the Mel Stillman Community Center

Who We Are and What We are Doing


The Friends of the MSCTC is a non-profit formed in January 2018. The Friends of the MSCTC are managing the Stillman Tennis Center and CHAD Tennis program that was formerly managed by CHAD, Inc. In addition, the Friends of the MSCTC are working with the City of Boston to form a Public/Private Partnership with the Friends of the MSCTC  receiving a 20 + year lease to land where the current three tennis courts are located. Once this partnership has been established the Friends of the MSCTC will raise funds to build a new permanent year-round tennis center at the present location.

The Friends of the Mel Stillman Community Tennis Center 

Board Members

Susan Whalen, President 

Susan Wynn, Treasurer

Amanda Reinfeld, Clerk 

Nancy Roth, Director

Thomas Desmond, Director

Financial Structure

Stillman Tennis Center collects fees for memberships, court time and adult clinics. These fees are used to fund CHAD Tennis free community programming that is provided to the Warren Prescott School, Edwards Middle School, Charlestown High School and Charlestown Community Center Vacation and Summer Programs. The fees also support the day-to-day operations of the center, including, but not limited to staff salaries, insurance, and equipment.