Who Are We

Our Vision & Mission Statements


Engage a generation of young people to develop within them a …

Curiosity … for the world

Concern … for the world

Confidence … to effect change in the world


Leverage tennis as a vehicle to train young people’s …

Eyes … to see the world

Minds … to engage the world

Feet … to go to the world

Hands … to change the world

Our Team

Tolu Adeleye

Executive Director

Tolu Adeleye is currently the volunteer (unpaid) Executive Director of AJTAI and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Adeleye is a certified public accountant (CPA) [status: inactive], with professional background in management consulting, investment banking and taxation.

Justin Jennings

Director and Chief Operating Officer

Justin Jennings is an unpaid member of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of AJTAI. Mr. Jennings is a former tennis and rugby professional, who has spent the last two decades dedicating his life to developing the next generation of tennis players across three continents.

Christina Gonzaga


Christina Gonzaga is an unpaid member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Gonzaga provides AJTAI with organizational and community relations strategy. Dr. Gonzaga is a physician specializing in physical medicine…

Seema Gupta


Seema Gupta is an unpaid member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Gupta provides AJTAI with organizational and marketing strategy. Ms. Gupta is a Marketer for a medical device manufacturer, with a professional background with management consulting, 2 start-up companies, e-Learning, and numerous international launches. She is also an aspiring tennis player. Ms. Gupta has a long history of community service and philanthropy as she is currently the Co-Chair of the Philanthropy group and former Chair of Society of Women Engineers for her employer, a Fortune 500 company. She earned a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Jeff Milkie


Jeff Milkie is an unpaid member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Milkie provides AJTAI direction on organizational, financial and fundraising strategies. A former college basketball athlete, Mr. Milkie is a sports and fitness enthusiast.

Jim Lutz

Licensed architect

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Manel Selmi


Manel Selmi is an unpaid adviser to the board. Ms Manel was born in Tunisia and is a pharmacist by training. She mainly joined the organization because of her passion for Africa and developing children’s soft skills. She leverages her professional and cultural background to provide guidance and counsel to the board.

Why we believe

Unparalleled After-School Program in Africa

  • >500 after school tennis programs in the US1
  • None, on record, in Africa
  • Innovative way to expand opportunity and bring hope

Pervasive Hunger to Learn and Self-Improve

  • Nigerian schools are festooned with eager and willing students
  • Rigorous academic system, but characterized by rote learning
  • Opportunity to bring creativity to learning process

Enthusiastic Support from Government and Citizens

  • State and local government have given verbal and written endorsements
  • Federal government has given blessing
  • Already engaging with potential students (in Nigeria) on Social Media


AJ Tennis Academy International
c/o Tolu Adeleye
2900 Thomas Ave S
Apt 1906
Minneapolis, MN 55416




+1 410 952 2877