Sharing our Love for Tennis with our Friends in Zambia!

aka Love 40   |   Farmers Branch, TX   |
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EIN: 47-5344790


Our mission is to make a positive change in the lives of children and adolescents, and to put smiles on their faces. We aim to help them develop their talents, and, in so doing, to help them understand their potential and their importance to the community and the world.
Love-40's vision is to help make a difference in someone's life through the sport of tennis. Our goals are to assist talented individuals and to help them to achieve their dreams.

Love-40 serves the geographic area of Zambia in Africa, a small impoverished nation.

Notes from the nonprofit

Love-40 is a small non-profit organization based in the United States for the purpose of helping the children in Zambia. Tennis through Love-40 is the conduit to give the children a chance of a better life by building self-esteem, commitment, goal setting, and a sense of self-worth. Love-40 ships donated tennis items, clothing, and other items to Zambia a few times a year. The items are distributed to qualified children who are in needs of these items. Love-40 has also assisted with refurbishment of tennis courts, plumbing at tennis facilities, tuition for school age children, etc. Love-40's direction is for the children ages 5 to 18.

Ruling year info



Sydney Bwalya

Treasurer and Secretary

Anna Nallon

Main address

11700 Luna Road Apt. 10105

Farmers Branch, TX 75239 USA

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Subject area info

Community improvement

Racquet sports

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

People of African descent

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Tennis and Racquet Sports Clubs/Leagues (N66)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tennis and Education

Tennis Love Forty aka Love 40 is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses on helping children in the impoverished nation of Zambia. Our unique charity was organized by Sydney Bwalya (a T Bar M tennis professional) who grew up in Zambia. He created the charity to help improve the lives of Zambian children by introducing them to the world of tennis and by providing them ongoing instruction. While tennis is a focal point, Love 40 is about so much more. Tennis, like most sports and social, community-based events, gives Zambian children the opportunity to interact with one another so as to benefit their social, mental, and physical growth. Tennis is the conduit that lifts these children’s self-esteem, gives them a strong sense of purpose, and instills in them the virtues of commitment and hard work.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Children and youth

Where we work

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sydney Bwalya

Mr Bwalya is currently a tennis professional at the TBARM Racquet Club in Dallas. Before assuming his Tennis Pro position, he was on the athletics staff at McPherson College in Kansas, where he was the head men's and women's tennis coach for two years. Off the court, Mr Bwalya has been involved with several charitable organizations throughout his career, including the LOVE-40 charity, for which he is a co-founder. Love-40 is based in the United States but supports the impoverished, under-served country of Zambia in Africa through tennis and education programs. Mr. Bwalya has his Bachelor's degree in general studies and a diploma in leadership studies from Fort Hayes State University, Hays, Kansas.

Treasurer and Secretary

Anna Nallon

Ms. Nallon is the Treasurer and Secretary of Love 40. She has been involved with non-profits for almost 30 years and has been involved with Love 40 for 10 years.

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Board of directors
as of 03/18/2024
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Board chair

Sydney Bwalya


Term: 2014 -

Anna Nallon


Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Black/African American
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Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/18/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.