Community/Industry Involvement

Baseline’s Commitment to Growing the Game and Giving Back

We are deeply committed to providing our time and resources to help grow the game of tennis within our communities and within the industry. As leaders in tennis, we feel responsible to give back to the game that has provided so much fulfillment in many of our lives.

Below is list of the organizations and events we support.

  • Serving-Aces-for-SarcomaScott King Serving Aces for Sarcoma Tennis Tournament: This event was created after the tennis community lost a great ambassador and friend in Scott King. His extensive network of friends and family made a commitment to honor his life by creating a tennis tournament in his name.  The unique event is for 10 and under players only, and features events in both green dot, orange and red ball play.  Jeff Stassen serves as the tournament director and liaison between the tennis event and the foundation which raises money to help sarcoma research. The SLK Serving Aces for Sarcoma tournament has one of the highest participation numbers for 10 and Under tournaments in the country.
  • USTA-MIDWEST-SE-MICHIGANUSTA (Midwest section and Southeastern Michigan district): Some of our key personnel have spent plenty of time within the USTA organization serving on various committees and boards over the years. Currently, Jeff Stassen sits on the Executive Committee of the Midwest section, and is a delegate and liaison to youth tennis which includes 10 and under programs and school programs.  He is also a liaison to the Tennis on Campus initiative.
  • USPTAUSPTA: Many of our tennis professionals are USPTA certified and attend annual Midwest conventions.
  • Ferris State University Professional Tennis Management Program:
    Ferris-PTMWe have a long history of visiting Ferris on an annual basis to share insights on the tennis industry with the student body.  We recruit students for summer internships and it is fairly common to have multiple interns working with us each year. A few of our full time staff graduated from FSU and chose employment with Baseline based on their positive and well-rounded internship experience.

Baseline Tennis has been highly regarded by our Ferris PTM students as one of the top internship experiences for more than a decade.  Students consistently return with improved skills, knowledge and a passion for teaching.  Baseline Tennis understands that providing exceptional quality and service to their customers begins with excellent employee training and coaching, which sets them apart from other management companies in the tennis industry.
Derek Ameel, Director, Professional Tennis Management Program at Ferris State University