Rajeev Ram Foundation

The Rajeev Ram Foundation

Mission

To foster the positive impact of tennis on youth in Indiana.

Purpose

The Foundation is organized for charitable and educational purposes. We seek to support student athletes and positively impact them through the game of tennis, and to promote the game and it’s health and social benefits to individuals and our community.

What We Do

  • Promote tennis and educational opportunities to all youth from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Promote and develop youth tennis as a lifetime sport that contributes to good health, leadership, discipline, mental health awareness, and builds self-esteem

  • Support programs that focus on utilizing tennis to create positive environments for at risk or under-served youth

  • To help youth reach their highest potential in tennis and education

  • Provide grants and scholarships to further the education and development of youth engaged in the sport of tennis
  • Produce and support tennis exhibitions, tournaments and special events that promote the game of tennis and inspire young players
  • Support coaching, instruction, and clinics that further the interest and education opportunities in the game of tennis

About Rajeev Ram

Ram is a six-time major champion, having won the 2020 Australian Open, the 2021 US Open, the 2022 US Open, and the 2023 US Open in men’s doubles with Joe Salisbury, as well as Australian Open mixed doubles titles in 2019 and 2021 alongside Barbora Krejčíková. Ram also won a mixed doubles silver medal with Venus Williams at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and finished runner-up in men’s doubles at the 2021 Australian Open, and in mixed doubles at the 2016 US Open. He became world No. 1 for the first time in October 2022, and has won 28 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including five at Masters 1000 level. Ram has qualified for the ATP Finals on six occasions, winning the title in 2022, having finished as runner-up in both 2016 and 2021.

Prior to his retirement from singles in 2017, Ram reached a career-high ranking of world No. 56 in April 2016, and won two ATP singles titles, at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in both 2009 and 2015. He made his Davis Cup debut for the United States in 2021 and competed at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.

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About the Rajeev Ram Foundation

The Rajeev Ram Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by Rajeev to give back to the community where he grew up. We create and support programs that help young tennis players achieve their maximum potential.

LATEST NEWS

Rajeev Ram Foundation Indy Challenger

Professional Tennis is Coming Back to Indy!

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The Rajeev Ram Foundation hosted the return of professional tennis to Indiana in 2022 with the Rajeev Ram Foundation Indy Challenger, a sanctioned ATP Challenger Tour tournament that is also part of the USTA Pro Circuit.

The weeklong event was played July 17th – 24th at the Pearson Automotive Tennis Club in Zionsville, Indiana, and featured some of the world’s top men’s professional tennis players like Ben Shelton and Chris Eubanks. Stay tuned for future events!

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Awarding Grants

The Rajeev Ram Foundation provides tennis grants to help youth reach their highest potential in tennis and education.

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