New York Junior Tennis League
Community Tennis Program

Community Tennis Program

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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 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

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 

  • Open to youth ages 5-18
  • Parent or guardian must accompany child to complete on-site registration process.NYJTL offers  open registration, which means that any NYC resident can register at any time during a program, even after the first week. Please note that all registration takes place at the tennis courts during operating hours.
  • All playing levels welcome
  • Loaner tennis rackets and balls are provided
  • Schedules vary from site to site.  All questions will be answered by the Site Director.
  • Please wear sneakers (NO black soled shoes)
  • Bring water/drinks
  • Program is cancelled during rain

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For More Information

For more information, contact Tennis Program Coordinator Scott Daly at 347-417-8177 or tc@nyjtl.org

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