Volunteer

Our volunteers are the backbone of the Edwardsville Futures. Without their help, this tournament couldn’t continue functioning. With so much to do, any support you give is greatly appreciated!

Whatever your specialty, we’ll put you to work! Responsibilities include: shuttle drivers, set-up and tear-down crews, rain support staff, lunch monitors, ushers, concessions, hospitality room host, and more! Can’t volunteer during the tournament? No problem! We’d love your help on the back-end - finding sponsors, lunch donors, program advertisers, etc.


Our Internship Program offers experience in sports marketing, event planning, public relations, media, & logistics. This program provides interns the opportunity to take part in real-world professional experience. Each internship is personalized depending on the skils and goals of the intern. Our tournament team is looking for interns who exhibit reliability, enthusiasm, and professionalism in the workplace. Please click here to check out more information about our Internship Program.


The Edwardsville Futures provides private housing accomodations as a courtesy to players competing in the main draw of the tournament. Our Host Families have historically been local families who want to get involved in the tournament and enjoy spending time with the players outside the tournament. Over the years, wonderful relationships have developed between host families and players at these tournaments; often the families invite players back for future tournaments. Host families’ level of involvement varies. We simply ask that familes provide some meals and transportation when possible. Whether you choose to attend matches is up to you and certainly not required. (But trust us…you’ll end up getting more attached to these players than you think!). Contact Sharla McGinnis at sharlamcginnis@me.com to learn more about hosting a player!


Have you dreamed of being on the court with some of the game’s greatest players? The Edwardsville Futures is proud to have Ball Kids availble on court during all singles matches and select doubles matches. This is a great way for local community kids and Missouri Valley junior players to get involved. Ball kids have the unique opportunity to be on the same court as some of the best in the game and receive autographs & T-shirts. The Edwardsville Futures Ball Kids were chosen by the USTA to serve as Ball Kids during the 2014 United States vs France Fed Cup match in St. Louis, MO. Click here to learn more and attend our training session.