The Community Tennis Program reaches children throughout New York City’s five boroughs by supplying free tennis programming led by trained coaches, match play, loaner racquets and balls, educational activities and special events. Children learn each of the basic tennis strokes, how to rally, and compete at various levels. Programming is city-wide, in every Council District, in schools and parks.
Spring and Summer Season Programs offer 6-8 weeks of programming with culminating events at the end of each season. The Spring season runs 3 hours a day, 5 days a week at each site and the Summer Program runs 3-6 hours a day, 5 days a week.
The Fall Season Program offers 6 weeks of programming at limited locations, running 3 hours a day, 4 days a week.
The Winter Early Morning Program is part of the Community Tennis Program, providing children ages 5-18 free winter tennis programming during the early morning weekend hours. On-court programming runs from 6-8am on weekends at 7 indoor tennis facilities who donate court time to NYJTL. The program runs for 24 weeks beginning in November and ending in March. Throughout the season kids participate in holiday events, team and individual competitions, 10 & Under play days, and the Hartman Cup, which is a culminating tournament.
NYJTL’s curriculum utilizes USTA’s 10 & Under format for children ages 10 & Under, a Summer Reading Club promoting literacy and keeping young minds active through the summer months, physical fitness to help to fight against childhood obesity, and chess to teach children how to think independently and strategically. District 75 (special needs students) school children take part in weekly adaptive tennis activities at Community Tennis Sites.
General Program Information
For more information, contact Tennis Program Coordinator Scott Daly at 347-417-8177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYJTL programs are made possible by the generous support of corporate citizens, public officials and individuals. Click here to learn more.