Since the 1970s we’ve been finding ways to use the game of tennis to reach both children and adults with the life-changing message of the gospel. Throughout the U.S. and around the world, our goal is to serve the needs of college and professional tennis players while helping them grow in their relationship with God. With trained staff on over 100 college campuses across the United States, Athletes in Action is purposeful in encouraging student athletes to know, grow, and go with Jesus into the world in which they are called.  

Our Purpose:  Help you grow in your faith and use your God-given talents to build life-changing bridges in the world of tennis.

Our Plan:  Partner with local churches and tennis clubs for housing and tennis outreach events and involve daily practices, Bible study, tournament competition, and fun!

AIA Tennis Opportunities include:

  • Global competitive team trips
  • U.S. ITA college tournament team trips
  • U.S. Pro "Futures" tourament team trips
  • Ultimate Traning Camp


  • Teaching tennis at an orphanage in Nepal to children who have probably have never held a tennis racquet
  • Traveling around the world and seeing sights and hearing sounds you’ve probably only witnessed on the Amazing Race
  • Catching your breath as you take in the magnificence of Mount Everest
  • Competing with and against some of the world’s best tennis players, then sharing a post-game meal while you talk about tennis, life and how faith plays a special part in both for you
  • Learning how to better love God and people as you benefit from the wisdom and authentic life experiences of fellow Christian athletes and mentors
  • Coming home with new friends, with your mind and heart full of memories and your life forever changed


Director: Rich Benson
Location: Israel
Contact: tennis@athletesinaction.org or Rich Benson
Dates: June 21st - July 6th, 2017
Cost: $3,250 +- (Price will be firm once airline tickets have been purchased)
About: Join Athletes in Action for an awesome tennis adventure through Israel. Use your talents to compete, serve, and walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Our team will fly out on Wednesday June 21st and return Thursday July 6th. We will sign-in to compete in the qualifying (entry subject to rankings), Event of an ITF “Pro Futures” tennis tournament June 24-26. Once we’re done at the tournament we will begin our tour of Israel. Plans include touring the city of Jerusalem, crossing the Sea of Galilee, spending a night in the desert with Bedouin Nomads, taking a dip in the Dead Sea, and much more.
More Info: This Athletes in Action ministry event encourages each team member to build a personal team of supporters (prayer & financial) prior to the tour. Athletes in Action can walk you through the "how" of this process.
* Cost Includes: Airfare from Atlanta, lodging, transportation in country, most meals, 2 team jerseys, Bible, team training, and tennis coaching.
** Remember all athletes must adhere to all NCAA rules in raising funds for this trip.

Ready to Join Us on a tour this summer?

Click the link to fill out an application and one of our staff members will get in touch with you as soon as you complete it!
To learn more and read some FAQ's about travelling with AIA, visit our FAQ Page

Alumni Endorsements

"I loved going on the Athletes in Action trip because it created an atmosphere where I could train hard, compete, and improve in my sport. Most importantly, the trip gave me a great opportunity to use my sport as a platform to share the Gospel of Christ with others. I would encourage everyone to take a trip with Athletes in Action!"

Josiah Boah - AIA US Tennis Tour

"We arrived as strangers, after a couple weeks of sharing God's love, amazing experiences, overcoming challenges, laughter, and love, we left as friends! I will remember this trip for a lifeftime. This experience was such a blessing and taught me to have faith and trust in the power of God's love."

Samatha Murphy - AIA US Tennis Tour

"Going back to my home country of Nepal with AIA Tennis was a great experience to use the sport that I love in order to bring the the gospel back to my home country."

Sarita Adhikary - Nepal

"My trip in 2006 is still to this day the most exhilirating trip of my life. It was a gift from God saying keep enjoying the sport of tennis and making my name known through it. I have used that encouragement to continue pursuing my Tennis Coaching career. While taking opportunities I to share my love of Christ and love for those I meet. It's an exhilirating calling God has given me!
Go on an AIA trip and allow God to use your talent and passion for a greater purpose beyond yourself!!"

Kyle Bowser - AIA US Tennis Tour

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