fallfestivalFall Festival – a fall highlight brings hundreds of local children out on a weekend for tennis fun and autumn joys such as pumpkin picking and decorating, face painting and other treats.



Mayor’s Cup

With more than 600 entries, the Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships is the largest tennis tournament in the nation. Elementary, middle school, and high school students representing public, private, and parochial schools from the entire New York City metropolitan area have been competing against each other since 1988 in both individual and team competitions. (press release)

The Mayors Cup event affords NYJTL youth the opportunity to participate at all levels of competition. For event information CLICK HERE.  For more information about participating in the Mayors Cup, contact Pam Glick at


Special Populations Festivals — summer tennis festivals serving children with special needs. Special Populations events have been held throughout the city; each participant gets a special prize that includes a certificate and blue ribbon.


Disney Kids’ Day Parade – one of the most creative highlights for the NYJTL summer program participants is designing banners incorporating Disney characters. The beautiful works of art are carried by the enthusiastic young artist/athletes in the annual parade.


Chase – Return the Serve – Is an annual event held at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in partnership with the USTA Foundation and Chase. Over 150 children from NYJTL programs are invited out the Center in July for a day of exercise, tennis, zumba, arts & crafts, healthy living, and more.  Through the USTA Foundation, Chase provides a grant to facilitate additional free NYJTL youth programming throughout the year.


2-1FACES – The Family and Community Engagement Series (FACES) is a free tennis and education pilot program at the Cary Leeds Center that commenced in January, 2016. The program welcomes families from the South Bronx community to participate in tennis and other programs, which include healthy living, financial literacy and more.

“I do not know how to thank this amazing program. For our children to be healthy – physically and mentally – they need to be involved in extracurricular activities besides just attending regular school.”
– Elena Arcon, Parent of NYJTL Participant