On November 14, 2013, dozens of XS players gathered at the XS Tennis facility on Lake Park & 47th Street on Chicago’s South Side to be part of a clinic run by famed tennis coach Nick Bollettieri. In support of XS Tennis and the XS Tennis & Education Foundation’s mission, Bollettieri encouraged local community and philanthropic leaders to support the new XS Tennis Village as a training ground for talent and an important resource for Chicago’s urban youth.
On December 15, 2012. XSTEF held its biennial gala at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Dozens of XS players, their families and local community members gathered for dinner, dancing, speeches and a player award ceremony. 2013 college scholarship recipients were announced and commended for their accomplishments and position as role models for other XS players and urban youth.