About Us - Who We Are And What We Do

Set Point Tennis Organization (SPTO) is the premiere regional youth tennis and mentorship program providing excellence in developing tennis skills and life-long lessons in building character and leadership abilities. We serve youth ages 6 to 18 of all abilities and backgrounds.

SPTO is a year-round, organized tennis program, founded in 2008 by Michael Murphy, a USPTR tennis professional with 20 years experience; Mike is a member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and National Junior Tennis League.

Set Point Tennis is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax-deductible** contributions.

Our Goals

Simply stated, our goal is not just to teach kids how to hit a ball. We work with at-risk youth to help them set educational goals, identify career opportunities, and with their overall life-skill development. Through the introduction of peer mentors and respected community leaders, we strive to strengthen the community by positively impacting the lives of our youth.

Community leaders, officials and dignitarites who have spoken at Set Point Tennis events include:

  • John Adams - Berks County District Attorney
  • Judy Schwank - State Senator
  • Richard A. Ehst - President and COO of Customers Bank
  • Dr. Lex O. McMillan, PHD - President of Albright College
  • Ellen Horan - President and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce
  • Jodi Royer - Reading Police Department
  • Todd Yeager - Reading Fire Marshall
  • Daniel Emkey, Esq - Attorney in Reading and Member of our Board of Directors
  • Dr. Gregory Emkey, MD - Internal Medicine Physician in Wyomissing
  • Dr. Douglas W. White, DDS - Dentist in Reading
  • Gretchen Keith - Recruiter for Gage Personnel

Videos of presentations by several speakers are on the Speakers page of this website.

Our Mission Statement

Set Point Tennis Organization impacts the lives of young people of diverse background, thereby developing their tennis skills into a life-long leisure activity that enhances life skills of patience, self-discipline and critical thinking.

Our Board Of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a wonderful leadership team that enables Set Point Tennis function at its highest and best capacity. Our board members include respected professionals and business leaders of the community, and we are thankful for their dedication, and the time, thought, energy and effort they commit to Set Point Tennis and to the youth of this area.

President: Michael Murphy
Board Chairperson: Hilda Letterman
Development Director: Cindy Smith
Program Director: Lexis Vidal
Community Diversity Director: Manuel Villeneuve

What People Are Saying

Your consideration of Set Point Tennis Organization support is appreciated.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.
United States Senator

Michael and Set Point...have made a positive impact in the lives of children in Berks County and the City of Reading.

Jim Gerlach
Member of Congress
6th District, Pennsylvania

I want you to be the person that raises your hand and says, "I'm going to try something."

Judy Schwank
Pennsylvania State Senator
11th Senatorial District

Your passion to make a difference is to be admired and emulated.

Thomas R. Caltagirone
Pennsylvania State Representative
127th Legislative District

I support Michael Murphy and the Set Point Tennis Organization and the Set Point Life Skill Mentor Program.

John T. Adams
Berks County District Attorney

The Reading Police Department is enthusiastic to collaborate with Michael Murphy and Set Point Tennis with their Life Skill Mentor Program.

William M. Heim
Chief of Police, Reading, PA

SJMC applauds the innovation and resourcefulness of Set Point Tennis and look forward to providing direct and in-kind assistance.

Laura M. Welliver
St. Joseph Medical Center

Our staff has seen significant improvement in children's self-esteem and self-confidence.

Manuel Sostre
Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Tennis isn't something that they're exposed to, being in the inner city. Our kids really look forward to it.

Christine Barlet
Olivet Boys & Girls Club

...you are the recipient of the 2010 USTA Middle States Jr. Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year award.

Kasey Connors
United States Tennis Association

I am pleased to recommend Mike Murphy and Set Point Tennis for grant consideration.

Richard Mappin
Berks County Community Foundation

Mike has enriched many of the lives of people in our community with the founding of the Set Point Tennis organization.

Charles L. Goodwillie

Whatever financial support you provide will be well spent.

John T. Pagerly
CPA - Wyomissing, PA

Mike Murphy is the hardest working volunteer promoting tennis in Berks County.

Mark Kritz
Berks County Tennis Association

I unreservedly recommend Mike Murphy and his organization to any individual or group.

Heather Gelting
Greater Pottstown Tennis Association

I recommend Set Point Tennis Organization to be supported in any way possible.

Vidya Sridhar

I recommend Mike for all of the support, both financial and otherwise, that is possible.

Lynn Aldredge
6th Grade Language Arts
Twin Valley Middle School

Our Major Sponsors

Sweet Street Desserts and Wells Fargo Bank are major sponsors of Set Point Tennis Organization. See the "Our Set Point Sponsors" area for more information about Sweet Street Desserts and Wells Fargo Bank, as well as our other generous sponsors.

Our Set Point Sponsors

  • Sweet Street Desserts in Reading makes gourmet desserts that have been featured on the Food Network and served in the finest venues, from the White House to the Grammy Awards. Desserts from Sweet Street are rated #1 in taste and appearance by the restaurant industry - discover the power of luscious at Sweet Street!

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    Sweet Street Desserts - Reading, PA
  • Wells Fargo Bank says, "We have one very powerful business rule. It is concentrated in one word: courtesy." Henry Wells 1864

    Wells Fargo supports Set Point Tennis in helping children through the game of tennis and in life.

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    Wells Fargo Bank - Bank Anywhere With Confidence - Standing Together With Our Customers And Communities
  • Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Highmark's vision is to ensure that all members of the community have access to affordable, quality health care through the innovative products, programs, services and community involvement.

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    Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.
  • Barrer & White Orthodontists has offices in West Reading, and their doctors are certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. As part of the Berks County Cleft Palate Clinic, their doctors are also on staff at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. The orthodontists at Barrer & White have created thousands of simply superb smiles!

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    Barrer & White Orthodontists - West Reading, PA
  • Bull Dog Welding and Fabrication specializes in Mig, Tig and Stick Welding; Fully Mobile or In-Shop Service. ​From putting new cleats on compactor wheels to building hand railing, Bulldog has you covered. No project is too big or too small - call for a free estimate.

    Click to visit their website for more information.
    Bull Dog Welding and Fabrication
  • Herbein + Company, Inc. is a thriving financial service firm that operates to serve its clients and treats each day as a new door and a new opportunity. Accounting and financial planning are fields of constant change; each day, month, quarter and year, new legislation brings change that requires insight and education. Herbein + Company, Inc. provides answers to clients worldwide.

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    Herbein + Company, Inc - a professional services firm in Reading, PA
  • Hillcrest Racquet Club in Exeter Township has programs for adults and children, indoor and outdoor facilities and courts, men's and women's locker rooms, a pro shop with restringing service, and much more.

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    Hillcrest Racquet Club - Exeter, PA
  • Pennside Partners is a healthcare consulting firm serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and medical device sectors. Their services include benchmarking, market assessment, launch analogue service and clinical pipeline analysis. Pennside Partners: they're "Bringing Health to Life."

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    Pennside Partners - Bringing Health to Life
  • Hess Embroidery & Uniforms in West Reading specializes in police uniforms and badges, firefighter uniforms and badges, embroidered clothing and screen-printed T-Shirts, golf head covers, tees and shorts, fleece and sweats, hats, bags and towels, golf and polo shirts, and outerwear and jackets.

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    Hess Embroidery & Uniforms in West Reading, PA
  • Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe is located at 320 Penn Street in Reading and specializes in Cafe, Comfort, Conversation & Creative Arts.

    Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe supports at-risk youth development through support of Set Point Tennis.

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  • Mama's Pizza and Grill of Sinking Spring is the premiere pizzeria shop in the area. Mama's features New York style, Sicilian and specialty pizzas, plus daily specials - Mama's Pizza and Grill is the perfect choice for lunch, dinner or catering!

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    Mama's Pizza and Grill in Sinking Spring
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News At Set Point Tennis

  • We're in the news again! The Reading Eagle had a story entitled "Tennis Program Serves Hope To Troubled Teens" in their June 18, 2014 edition. Visit our "In The News" page to read this story and other articles about Set Point Tennis!
  • Set Point Tennis is on TV! PBS39 had a special program about obesity, and they came to the Olivet Boys & Girls club to film a Set Point Tennis program. PBS loved the work Set Point Tennis is doing to combat obesity in Reading's youth - go to our Home page to read about more the program and view the video.
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