The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning offers a full range of Junior Pathway  Programs for kids ages 5-18. Each program is designed to improve player skills using age appropriate equipment and ensuring transition throughout the NYJTL pathway. All levels are led by a staff professional, dedicated to providing the highest quality of tennis training to ensure success. Meet the staff here. Learn how to progress through our programming below!

Development Level

Our goal in the Development Level is to teach students how to play tennis. We use a “Game Based Model” (GBM) that introduces skills as part of playing the game. We follow a youth progression pathway that uses low compression balls (red, orange, green and the traditional yellow), proper sized courts and equipment and modified scoring that enables children to play tennis faster. The program is designed to introduce tennis and improve children’s self-confidence and athletic skills while they learn basic tennis technique.

Development Level Details and Registration

High Performance Level

Our High Performance Level is designed to help players ages 8-18 develop the necessary skills to be successful, competitive tennis players. Team members receive instruction and practice learning effective technical, tactical, and mental skills. Our emphasis on physical training is specific to tennis and includes improving footwork, flexibility, agility, and core strength.

High Performance Level Details and Registration

Session 1: September 5, 2024 – January 19, 2025
Session 2January 27, 2025 – June 1, 2025

Break Weeks:

  • Thanksgiving Break:  November 28, 2024 – December 1, 2024
  • Holiday Break:  December 19, 2024 – January 1, 2025
  • Spring Break:  March 24, 2025 – March 30, 2025

For external transportation options, please inquire at the front desk or visit Kidault, a family friendly rideshare app.
Limited parking spots available at designed parking lot.  It is first come, first serve.  Please contact the front desk at 718-247-7420 for availability.
Changes to program selection will incur a $10 Admin Fee.
Maximum 3 makeups permitted per each session.
Refund, Cancellation, and Make-up Policy