Dr. Alfredo and Tina Treviño are truly a “Dynamic Duo” of Tennis. The Treviño family has called Laredo home since 1978, when it was a small sleepy border town with only nine tennis courts. Since then, this dynamic duo and their three generations of tennis-loving family members, have set out to share with their beloved community, the sport that united them and instilled in them a foundation for success.
Growing up, tennis was reserved for the privileged. Alfredo “Al” and Tina fell in love with tennis during the tennis boom of the 1970s, when players like Jimmy Connors, Chrissy Evert, and John McEnroe drew their interest to the sport. The duo found that tennis is more than a sport. Tennis helps build teamwork, strategic problem solving, self-confidence, endurance, and social skills for all skill levels. These skills were vital for success, yet lacking in the primarily lower-socioeconomic Hispanic youth of Laredo. A natural evolution of the Treviño family’s unified passion, philanthropic nature, and commitment to helping others, has made tennis in Laredo, now more than ever, available to everyone.
The Treviño family legacy is evident with tennis teams and courts at the middle school, public & private high school, and university levels in Laredo. The Treviño‘s also initiated innovative tennis teams for athletes needing adaptation. The gift of re-establishing the Laredo Tennis Association, which sponsors state-wide tennis tournaments, will bring vital revenue to the city for years to come. Their sacrifice reaches beyond their hometown, through participation on national USTA committees on diversity and inclusion and holding positions such as the first Hispanic USTA President for the Texas Section.
“With what you get, you make a living, however it is what you give that makes a life”. – Arthur Ashe