Buddy Up For Life provides a fun, rewarding, and purposeful way to give back to the community. Use your love of the game to make an impact on our Athletes!
Buddy Up For Life provides a fun, rewarding, and purposeful way to give back to the community! Our volunteers– we call them Buddies– are the nucleus of our program! We are always looking for more Buddies for each of our locations to encourage, empower, and engage our Athletes. No tennis or fitness skills are required. The most important qualities are a positive attitude, patience, and a willingness to help.

How to Sign Up:

Becoming a Buddy is a simple 4-step process:

1.  Locate

Find a Chapter and program located near you!

2.  Apply

Complete our online Application Form. On the form, be sure to indicate which program(s) you are interested in volunteering for. If you have any questions while completing this form, don’t hesitate to reach out to your location coordinator (their contact information can be found on the respective location page).

NOTE: You must be able to list one professional reference and one community reference in order to complete your application.

3.  Background Check

The safety of our participants is of utmost importance to our organization. For this reason, we ask that all incoming volunteer Buddies over the age of 18 complete a basic background check. The process takes about 10 minutes to complete and a $20 fee will be charged to submit your background check application. Upon completion, Buddies will receive a Buddy Up For Life “Buddy” Team T-shirt in exchange for the fee. Results are usually returned to us within 3 to 10 business days.

4.  Get Ready

Once we receive and approve the results of your Background Check, your Location Coordinator will send you a confirmation email, a t-shirt, and some training information for you to review prior to volunteering for your first time. After that, we will look forward to seeing you on the courts!