Our Team

The Oklahoma Tennis Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, focuses on bringing tennis and education together to change lives in Oklahoma! We are dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, adults, and people with disabilities and special needs through tennis and educational programs based on inclusion, health, fitness, character-building, and self-improvement. Donations to the OK Tennis Foundation are tax-exempt under the Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code of 1954.

The Foundation is organized exclusively for

educational and charitable purposes.

OUR TEAM (board photo 1)

Board of Directors

Stan Swyden, President
Phil Barnes
Francis Baxter
Paige Cole
Michele Hill
James McCullough
Pam McSpadden
Vance McSpadden
Lisa Minihan

Ky Nichols
Dr. Steve Painton, OKTF Past President
Bart Ramsey, Treasurer
Carolyn Richmond, Secretary
Steve Shaw
Mary Jo Tasker, USTA Oklahoma President
Bill Towler, USTA Oklahoma Past President
Henri Uehara
Ashley Watling

Our Executive Director, Carmen Bond

Carmen Bond’s ongoing work with the Oklahoma Tennis Foundation starts with love: her love for people, her love for tennis, her love for making a difference. She has been the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Tennis Foundation (OKTF) since 2018. Her enthusiasm helps raise and distribute funds that support individuals and organizations all over Oklahoma, positively impacting thousands of lives through tennis. 

Carmen’s impact has been recognized by regional organizations, including the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Missouri Valley where she was awarded the Gold Star Award in 2020.  She also serves the regional tennis community through her positions on the USTA Missouri Valley Diversity and Inclusion Committee, USTA Oklahoma Board, and as a representative of the USTA Oklahoma NW Quadrant.

Driven by her faith to make a difference, Carmen believes the key is combining her passion with a purpose. She serves on the Development Committee of New Life Ranch, a Summer Camp & Retreat Center in Northeast Oklahoma. For more than 20 years, she has shared her vocal and worship leadership gifts with Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City.

Carmen makes her home in Edmond with her husband Donnie and their two daughters, Ellie Grace and Hattie.