Community Tennis Program

Youth ages 5-18 receive free tennis instruction from trained coaches in schools and public parks in all 51 New York City council districts year round:

  • All Levels

    From beginner to advanced

  • Anywhere in NYC

    See sites/seasons below

  • District 75 Included

    Special needs students always welcome

  • All equipment provided free of charge to use on site

    Participants bring sneakers and water

  • Year-round tournaments and events

    All ages invited to participate

FACES


Family & Community Engagement Series provides opportunities to South Bronx families surrounding Crotona Park to play tennis, have fun and engage in experiences on and off the court. Families enroll as a group and commit to youth tennis lessons, family play days and parent workshops exploring ways to keep the entire family healthy. FACES families reflect the Crotona community, which is 70 percent Hispanic. Often, parents are fluent Spanish speakers with limited English proficiency. In an effort to make programming accessible and inclusionary, all workshops, resources, materials discussions are offered in both English and Spanish. NYJTL offers this program as part of the Cary Leeds Center’s commitment to providing 6,000 hours of free court time annually.

For more information, please contact Jisbel Barada, jbarada@nyjtl.org.

CTP Registration Details

  • Registration now open

    Registration for all NYJTL Community Tennis Programs is continuous and
    players can register at any time

  • Registration must be IN PERSON

    Registration available only at the sites on the days and times of each
    location’s hours of operation

  • No application required

    No one is turned way or wait-listed

  • Attendance always optional

    Offers kids a positive, safe environment on any days they are able to attend

Program Advantages:

  • Encouraging physical activity

    Promoting healthy living and overall skills
  • Sense of accomplishment

    Mastering a skill boosts confidence
  • Inspires life lessons

    Grit, stamina, persistence and teamwork
  • A place to have fun

    Offers kids a positive, safe environment
  • Younger players accommodated

    10 and under participants get special racquets, shorter courts and modified scoring so they can have fun on the very first day

Questions?

Contact Scott Daly at tc@nyjtl.org or call 347-417-8177

Specific Daily schedules based on ages & ability levels are established by the Site Director at the time of registration. ALL Dates, Times and Locations are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. REMINDER: All tennis activities are outdoors (except Winter). In case of rain please use your best judgement. Classes may be cancelled due to wet and slippery courts.

“When I go on the court, I feel like a pro.”
– Ingrid Sanchez, 11 years old