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November 13, 2015

La Nacion

El tenis también es un deporte para todos. Estuvimos con ella hace poco, ¡está más linda que nunca!” El comentario respecto de Gabriela Sabatini viene -en cuanto se enteran de que su interlocutora es de la Argentina- de parte de las dos glorias del tenis latino de los Estados Unidos, Mary Jo y Gigi Fernández, entre brindis, risas y un buen humor contagioso.

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November 9, 2015

NYN Media

New York Junior Tennis & Learning’s 30th Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon Raises Over $450,000 to Support Free Programs for NYC Youth

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November 5, 2015

New York Tennis MagazineHonorees and two-time Olympic Gold Medalists Gigi and Mary Joe Fernandez at the NYJTL's 30th Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon

New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) recently held its 30th Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Grand Hyatt New York, raising more than $450,000 to support its free community tennis programs, tournament team training, after-school programming and other tennis and education activities for children and young adults across the city.

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New York Tennis Magazine

Indoor Season Opens at NYJTL’s Cary Leeds Center

This week marks the opening of the indoor season at New York Junior Tennis & Learning’s (NYJTL) Cary Leeds Center, with the bubbles going up at Crotona Park for the first time.

The two five-court bubbles were inflated earlier this month at NYJTL’s flagship facility and will remain on-site until after the winter season concludes in April. This allows players to practice and compete year-round, and not just during the warmer months.

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October 25, 2015BTNY

Bronx Times

Cary Leeds Center new location for BTNY after-school program

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October 21, 2015

The Architect’s Newspaper

A/N Blog

Today’s Archtober Building of the Day tour of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx offered a close-up view of GLUCK+’s construction process. The firm works in the architect-led design-build model, in which the architect also serves as the project’s general contractor.

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News 12 Bronx

Get in the Game: News 12’s Pat O’Keefe gets in the game. Is he up for the challenge?

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September 14, 2015

New York Tennis Magazine

2015 Guide to the Top Clubs/Programs for New York Tennis Players

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September 8, 2015Serena Williams and Venus Williams pose before their women's semifinals match in the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sept. 8, 2015. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

WCBS

Serena-Venus Showdown Serves Up Excitement For US Open Fans

Serena and Venus Williams will face off for the 27th time in a big tournament Tuesday night when they meet in the US Open quarterfinals in Flushing Meadows.

Serena, 33, is hoping to complete the rare calendar Grand Slam by winning all four major tournaments in the same year. Venus, 35, is trying to show she can do it one more time — her last Grand Slam title came at Wimbledon in 2008.

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September 5, 2015New York Junior Tennis & Learning Tournament Team at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning in the Bronx.

New York Daily News

U.S. Open dreams lead parents to sacrifice lots of time and plenty of dough

A YOUNG athlete has to make a lot of sacrifices to get to the U.S. Open. His or her parents have to sacrifice a lot more.

Parents are the ones who wake at dawn to chauffeur their little athletes; who go into debt for group lessons, private coaches, equipment, travel and tournament fees; and who struggle to keep their would-be stars balanced and focused on both sports and school.

“They say soccer moms have it hard, but they should see what tennis moms go through,” says Catharina Wiese, who has four children who all love playing tennis.

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September 4, 2015US Open Bronx 12

Bronx News 12

The Bronx catches U.S. Open fever

CROTONA PARK – The U.S. Open’s return to New York has brought tennis to the forefront once again. When you think of tennis, do you think of the Bronx? Maybe not. But the New York Junior Tennis and Learning Center says there’s no reason not to. Located in Crotona Park, the state-of-the-art facility features learning rooms, a gym and come October, indoor tennis courts.

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August 2015

New York Parenting

This season, most kids will experience the all-too-common phenomenon known as “summer learning loss.”

The National Summer Learning Association reports that the majority of students lose two months of grade-level equivalency in math over the summer months, with low-income students also falling behind two months in reading. Furthermore, most children gain weight more rapidly during summer break.

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Guest of a Guest

2015 Summer Gala with the Stars

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August 28, 2015

New York Tennis Magazine

NYJTL Hosts 500-Plus for Annual Summer Gala With the Stars

On a beautiful August night in New York City, more than 500 attendees took part in the New York Junior Tennis League’s (NYJTL) Annual Summer Gala With the Stars. Luminaries from the worlds of tennis, finance and the New York social scene came out to support one of the largest tennis and education-themed organizations in the country.

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New York Times Magazine

Who Gets to Play Tennis?

When the Hyde Park Racquet Club opened in the late 1970s, amid the country’s short-lived tennis boom, there wasn’t another indoor facility in Chicago for 10 miles. The club occupied a section of 47th Street, near the lake, that long served as the boundary between the aging mansions of Kenwood and the greater South Side beyond.

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August 26, 2015 (L. to r.); Rep. Joe Crowley is joined by state Senator Jose Peralta and Elmcor Youth and Activities Summer Camp students with their new school supplies.

Queens Gazette

Crowley, Electeds Donate Back-To-School Supplies

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) recently hosted several back-toschool events providing much-needed supplies to students attending local summer programs throughout his district. On Friday, August 14, Crowley visited the Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities’ summer camp in Corona alongside state Senator Jose Peralta. Then, on August 18, Crowley partnered with Assembly Members Michael DenDekker and Francisco Moya at Goodwill’s Beacon Program at PS 149 in Jackson Heights and New York Junior Tennis & Learning’s ACES Club summer program at IS 61 in Corona, respectively.

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August 25, 2015

Luxury Listings 

Discounts, social responsibility and Amsterdam hotels: the best party photos of the week

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August 25, 2015Photo courtesy of New York Junior Tennis and Learning

Queens Courier

Teens from Little Neck and Flushing to serve as US Open ball persons

It’ll be the experience of a lifetime. Two Queens kids from the NY Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) program will be front and center as ball persons at the U.S. Open next week to assist their favorite players throughout the games.

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New York 1 News

Queens Kids Gearing Up for U.S. Open

Some local kids are getting ready to hit the courts as ball persons at the U.S. Open later this month. NY1’s Clodagh McGowan filed the following report.
Shelly Yaloz is spending her summer vacation on the tennis court but she’s up for the challenge. “I enjoy playing tennis because of the competition because I learn so much from it. I learn how to handle getting out of tough situations. You can always turn a match around,” said Yaloz, a Little Neck resident.

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August 20, 2015

Queens Chronicle 

Healthy eating for kids

Dear Editor:

I read with pleasure your article (8/13, by Cristina Schreil) about U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s visit to Elmhurst last week to urge better nutritional offerings in our schools. Adding fresh fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias is a crucial step in the war on obesity.

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August 20, 2015

Queens Tribune

Thank You Sen. Gillibrand

I read with pleasure your article (“Gillibrand Addresses School Nutrition,” 8/13, by Yvette Brown) about U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s visit to Elmhurst last week to urge better nutritional offerings in our schools. Adding fresh fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias is a crucial step in the war on obesity.

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August 20, 2015(Photo by Yvette Brown) IS 61 students look through their bags of school supplies during a drive hosted by Rep. Joe Crowley Tuesday in Corona.

Queens Tribune

Officials Get Involved In Back To School

With school fast approaching, many elected officials have become heavily involved in assisting with school supplies and backpacks. On Tuesday Aug. 18, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx) donated school supplies to the New York Junior Tennis and Learning’s ACES students in Corona at IS61. This is the second year Crowley has participated in giving back to students in programs; this is only one of several giveaways that Crowley is organizing throughout the district.

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August 20, 2015

Queens Chronicle

Hundreds get school supplies

Two events in the past week, hosted by Rep. Joe Crowley, resulted in hundreds of students receiving new school supplies. Friday, Crowley visited Corona’s Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities’ summer camp, top, with state Sen. Jose Peralta.

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August 19, 2015

Bronx Times

Councilman Vacca visits summer programs he funds at P.S./M.S. 83

Councilman James Vacca visited the summer programs he sponsors at P.S./M.S. 83 in Morris Park. The councilman visited the programs, run by the Sports & Arts Foundation and the New York Junior Tennis League, at the school on Tuesday, August 4.

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August 18, 2015NYJTL

New York 1 News

Rep. Crowley Prepares Students for School

Rep. Joe Crowley met with students in Corona on Tuesday to prepare them for the new school year. Crowley handed out back-to-school bags, packed with school supplies, to about 150 middle-school students and their siblings.

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August 11, 2015New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) launched its flagship facility, the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, in Crotona Park in the South Bronx with a ribbon-cutting and celebration

New York Tennis Magazine

NYJTL Opens Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning

New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) launched its flagship facility, the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, in Crotona Park in the South Bronx with a ribbon-cutting and celebration. The event drew hundreds of names from the worlds of tennis, fashion, government and civic engagement.

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July 24, 2015

Tennis Channel Tennis Channel Screen Shot

The Tennis Channel reported on the opening of New York Junior Tennis & Learning’s Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in Crotona Park in the Bronx.

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July 28, 2015

Brooklyn News 12

Summer Stem Program Brings Science to Brooklyn.

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July 21, 2015Bronx 12 Image

Bronx News 12

Bronx News 12 visited the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Crotona Park in the Bronx to discover all that new York Junior Tennis & Learning has to offer.

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July 18, 2015

WBAI 99.5 FM

Former Mayor David Dinkins (an NYJTL Board Member) discusses Cary Leeds.

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Optimum Community

Neighborhood Journal: Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning

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June 20, 2015

New York Daily News

Ultimate Summer Guide 2015: Catch all the sports around NYC this Summer

…The Bronx also debuted the new $26.5 million Crotona Park tennis complexon June 15. The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning features a two-story, 12,000-square foot clubhouse for educational classes, a youth lounge and a fitness center. See caryleedstennis.org.

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June 19, 2015

The New York Times

Evening Hours | Summertime Sweetness

Photography by Bill Cunningham

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Bloomberg Business

Scene Last Night: Moelis, Navab, Leeds, Taubman, Ziff, Goodman

The interns have taken over the office. Playgrounds, pools and subway cars are filling up with seven-year-olds squealing and jumping in the middle of the day. When school’s out and temperatures rise, young people own the city, and that’s good for the rest of us. Seeing their potential reminds us of where we started and how we might help others on their way.

So this week, some mentored; others played softball, knowing they’d be outrun. Goldman Sachs interns presumably did as they were told and left before midnight. And Paul Taubman, Ken Moelis and Edwin Goodman each attended a different event focused on helping disadvantaged youth.

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June 19, 2015

Bronx TimesBronx Times Picture

Tennis center opening celebrated

Bronx leaders and tennis lovers came together to celebrate the grand opening of New York Junior Tennis and Learning’s Cary Leeds Center on Monday, June 15.

“This new facility will be an invaluable resource to the surrounding neighborhood,” said Bronx parks commissioner Iris Rodriguez Rosa, of the private-public partnership.

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June 17, 2015

The Daily Planet (New York City Parks Department)
NYC Parks Joins Community To Cut The Ribbon On The New Cary Leeds Center
New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) launch its flagship facility in Crotona ParkOn Monday, June 15, Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa joined NYJTL Board Chairman Martin S. Goldberg, NYJTL President and CEO Deborah Antoine, Founder and Chairman Emeritus Lewis “Skip” Hartman, Project Campaign Chairs Larry Leeds and Tory Kiam, New York City’s 106th Mayor David Dinkins, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and community members to cut the ribbon on the new Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning.
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June 17, 2015

Fordham News

Tennis Center Opens Field of Dreams 

BRONX, NEW YORK, JUNE 17- For benefactors Skip Hartman, Larry Leeds, and Tory Kiam, the opening of the $26.5-million Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning was a dream-come-true following an effort that spanned more than a decade — an effort to popularize tennis in minority communities in the south Bronx and other parts of the city.

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June 16, 2015Bronx Mama Img

Bronx Mama

NYJTL Opens Cary Leeds Center in Crotona Park

This past Monday we had the chance to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cary Leeds Center in Crotona Park. New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) opened this flagship facility, a place for both viewing tennis and for children of the Bronx to have a chance to learn both the game of tennis as well as the discipline that comes with it.

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June 15, 2015

News 4 New York

$26M Tennis Center Opens in Bronx, Free Lessons for Kids

There’s a new program to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble this summer: new tennis complex is opening in the Bronx and it’s offering free lessons for kids. Gus Rosendale reports.

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June 14, 2015

NASH Radio

NASH Matters with Kelly Ford – Interview with Deborah Antoine, President and CEO of NYJTL.

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June 13, 2015Laurence C. Leeds Jr.

Women’s Wear Daily

Crotona Park: Laurence Leeds’ Living Legacy

Laurence C. Leeds Jr. has realized a long-held dream in opening the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in New York City’s South Bronx – and got a lot of help from his friends in the fashion world.

Leeds, chairman of Buckingham Capital Management, personally solicited donations over the last decade from friends including Ralph and Ricky Lauren, Jill Stuart and Ron Curtis, Elyse Kroll, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Anne C. and Jerome Fisher, Arlene and Morris Goldfarb, Steven Newhouse, Susan and Peter Solomon, Josephine Chaus, Andrew Rosen, Roger Markfield, Abby and Les Wexner, Leonard Lauder, and Jeanie and Jay Schottenstein. More than half the $27 million for the center came from public money, and the remaining was private donations.

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June 11, 2015

Newsday

New South Bronx tennis complex will show kids how to swing a racket

Tennis has returned to the South Bronx as a new $26.5 million complex with a glass clubhouse, 20 courts and two stadiums opens next week in Crotona Park — and supporters hope to once again attract national and international tournaments to the site.

The new Cary Leeds Center for Tennis Learning will offer year-round, free tennis classes to about 30,000 children, as well as learning and recreational space for after-school programs.

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June 11, 2015

Queens Tribune

Mayors Cup: Ozone Park Teen Takes Tennis’ Mayors Cup

A local resident emerged victorious in the 27th annual Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic singles and doubles tennis tournament in numerous divisions conducted by  New York Junior Tennis and Learning, for the first time held at the Cary Leeds Center in the Bronx. Some matches were held at the USTA National Tennis center in Queens, where it all began.

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New York Tennis Magazine

NYJTL Brings 600-Plus Together for 27th Annual Mayor’s Cup

The New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) capped off the 27th Annual Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Championships at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning. The Mayor’s Cup is the largest junior scholastic tennis competition in the United States, with players from a wide diversity of backgrounds and neighborhoods representing, public, parochial and private schools through the greater New York City areas.

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June 8, 2015

New York Tennis Magazine 

NYJTL Announces Grand Opening of Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning

New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) will launch its flagship facility, the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, in Crotona Park in the South Bronx with a ribbon-cutting and celebration on Monday, June 15, 2015. The event  is expected to draw hundreds of boldfaced names from tennis, fashion, government and civic engagement.

The $26.5 million Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning has been decades in the making, and a testament to the longstanding commitment of public and private partners to create a center that will touch the lives of an estimated 30,000 students in the South Bronx.

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WNBC TV

New York Junior Tennis & Learning

Jessica Bailey, senior director of education at New York Junior Tennis & Learning, and Eric Blackshear, NYJTL participant, speak with Pei-Sze Cheng about the opening of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in Crotona Park in the South Bronx.

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June 7, 2015

Staten Island Advance

Shawn Jackson wins Mayors Cup Tennis Tournament Singles Championship

Shawn Jackson is only a freshman but he’s already flirting with Staten Island’s tennis elite.

Susan Wagner’s top player etched his name among New York City’s upper echelon by grabbing the prestigious Mayor’s Cup Tennis Tournament championship, symbol of the Big Apple’s top net tourney.

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June 6, 2015Roosevelt Island

The (Roosevelt Island) Wire

Parents Like Tennis for Child Development

According to Neal Herman – a veteran of the 6:00-8:00 a.m. weekend New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) clinics at the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club – tennis and Roosevelt Island just go together. He believes that the Island is synonymous with tennis, and that the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club is iconic. He says, “People from all over the city come here to play, and people of all ages play here. It’s one of the features that outsiders think of when they think of the Island.”

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June 5, 2015

Caribbean Life

Junior League in Full Swing

This is the time of the year when the youngsters are on the outdoor tennis courts and for the beginers to learn the sport. They try to move up the ladder. Some of them play on the junior circuits. Some of them try to still climb the ladder, advance to the next level, and even attempt to make it big time, going to the men’s tour. Some are very serious about going into the pro field.

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June 1, 2015Bronx Times 2

Bronx Times

Cary Leeds tennis center to open in June

A world-class tennis center is set to open in the Bronx next month.

New York Junior Tennis & Learning will celebrate the opening of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in Crotona Park on June 15.

When it opens, the multi-use 12,000-square foot, two-story clubhouse will contain classrooms, a youth lounge and fitness center, and a technology learning lab that will facilitate NYJTL’s educational initiatives, as well as a fully-functional tennis club with locker rooms and a pro shop.

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May 30, 2015

New York 1 News

Young Tennis Players Go Head-to-Head in Bronx Tournament

Students showed off the their love of competition in the Bronx as the Mayors Cup tennis tournament kicked off Saturday.

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May 26, 2015

New York Nonprofit Daily

New York Junior Tennis & Learning CEO Deborah Antoine Wins Inaugural “Deals of Distinction” Award from Executives’ Association of New York City

Deborah Antoine, President and CEO of New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL), won the top honors in the Nonprofit category at the inaugural 2015 Executives’ Association of New York City Deals of Distinction awards gala, held on May 20 at Capitale in Manhattan.

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May 25, 2015

News 12 Bronx

World-class sports facility to open in Crotona Park

THE BRONX – A new building in Crotona Park will soon be open as a world-class tennis facility.

Within the next several weeks, construction will be wrapping up on the brand new, 12,000-square-foot Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning.

It will be a state-of-the-art clubhouse and youth education center, which will be enjoyed by members of the New York Junior Tennis & Learning and the more than 30,000 students at schools surrounding Crotona Park.

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May 15, 2015DNAinfo

DNAinfo

$26.5 Million Crotona Park Tennis Complex Set to Open Next Month

CLAREMONT — The world’s next tennis superstar could come from the South Bronx thanks to a $26.5 million arena set to open next month in Crotona Park.

The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning — built with the support of legendary tennis player Billie Jean King, the group New York Junior Tennis and Learning and the Parks Department — is scheduled to officially open on June 15 with 20 reconstructed courts and a two-story, 12,000-square-foot clubhouse for educational and community activities.

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May 15, 2015

New York Press

Tennis in the City: A Primer

The tennis season has begun.

Whether you’re a newcomer who knows nothing about tennis but wants to start learning, a newbie who played a bit last season, or a full-fledged tennis hitter, here’s what you need to know.

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May/June Issue

New York Tennis Magazine

NYJTL CEO Antoine discusses goals on CUNY TV – Page 4

Annual NYJTL Hartman Cup Wraps Up at NTC – Page 35

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April 16, 2015

New York 1 News

Tennis Center to Open in Bronx as Construction Nears End

World class tennis is coming to the Bronx. A tennis center opening soon in Crotona Park may be the training ground for future stars. NY1’s Erin Clarke filed the following report.

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April 8, 2015

Manhattan Times

Swapping sweets for seaweed
Cambiando lo dulce por algas

Chips or candy?

Soda or iced tea?

When New York City schoolchildren hit the store for an afterschool snack, they frequently fill up on less than nutritious choices.

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April 6, 2015

CUNY TV

This edition: Deborah Antoine: New York Junior Tennis and Learning

Once considered a “country club” sport, tennis is now accessible to young people of all races and economic backgrounds with free and low-cost lessons and team opportunities supplied by New York Junior Tennis and Learning, bringing the sport to more than 75,000 young people each year.

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March 30, 2015

NY Tennis

Annual NYJTL Hartman Cup Wraps Up at NTC

The New York Junior Tennis and Learning’s (NYJTL) Hartman Cup came to an end this weekend at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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March 13, 2015

Bronx Times

Healthy Living curriculum launched at 4 Bronx schools

A curriculum promoting exercise and healthy eating has made its way into after school programs across the Bronx and NYC.

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March 11, 2015

Queens Courier

‘Healthy Living’ curriculum at some Queens schools teaches students smarter nutritional choices

Students at some Queens schools are learning the difference a healthy meal makes in their lives, both in the classroom and at home.

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March 10, 2015

Capital New York

TODAY’S TIP – In honor of World Tennis Day, comes from New York Junior Tennis & Learning, which reminds people that muscles take longer to warm in cold weather, so take extra time to warm up before exercising and take stretching breaks.

For more cold weather tips, visit http://bit.ly/1E607xx

March 7, 2015

CNBC

Grooming Girls to be Fortune 500 CEOs

Gender disparity in the workplace and the “glass ceiling” has come to a head—an issue Hillary Clinton recently spoke about to an audience of Silicon Valley women.

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Summer programs for the next Sheryl Sandbergs

March doesn’t just signify the beginning of Spring—it’s the month that kicks off summer camp enrollment.

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March 4, 2015

Roosevelt Islander

New York Junior Tennis League President’s Week Doubles Tournament Held At Roosevelt Island Racquet Club – RI Resident Coaches Young Tennis Players

The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) held it’s President’s Week Doubles Tournament at the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.
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March 2, 2015

News 12

4 Bronx schools participate in Healthy Living curriculum

THE BRONX – Students at four schools in the Bronx are getting one-on-one help to make smarter nutritional choices.

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February 23, 2015

AMNY

How 4 NYC organizations are bringing nutrition and fitness education to the classroom

Healthy living is in session at NYC schools.

According to the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, one in five kindergarten students and one in four Head Start children are obese.

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February 20, 2015

New York 1, Queens:

Bronx Students Play Tennis, Learn About Healthier Food Options in After-School Program

A program at a Bronx school is teaching kids how to serve up healthier food options. NY1’s Erin Clarke filed the following report.

Many students at P.S. 100 in the Bronx can’t wait for the school day to end because that means they’ll be playing tennis.

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February 10, 2015

Harlem World

NY City Kids Get “Bodega Buddy” UpTown And Around NYC

New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) and EmblemHealth, New York’s leading health benefits and wellness company, have collaborated to design and launch a Healthy Living curriculum that introduces students at 16 public elementary and middle schools to smarter nutritional choices.

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February 12, 2015

NYJTL and EmblemHealth Collaborate to Help Students Embrace Better Nutritional Choices

Citywide initiative introduces Healthy Living curriculum to 16 inner-city schools

(New York, N.Y.) – New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) and EmblemHealth, New York’s leading health benefits and wellness company, have collaborated to design and launch a Healthy Living curriculum that introduces students at 16 public elementary and middle schools to smarter nutritional choices.

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February 2, 2015

New York 1, Queens:

Nonprofit Offers Free Tennis Instruction to Underserved Children at National Tennis Center

 

November 8, 2014

The Main Street WIRE, Roosevelt Island’s Community Newspaper:

Two Roosevelt Island teens won coveted Jacob Javitz scholarships through  the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) this year.

The $5,000 awards went to Ayan Ahmed and Isadora Braune, pictured with their proud fathers and coach Joyce M. Short.

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September 9, 2014

ATP World Tour:

Before they headed to the US Open on the hunt for their 100th team title, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan made a stop at New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) to raise money for the largest tennis- and education-themed organisation in the United States.

The American Business Bryan Brothers Shootout, held 22 August, pit the American twins against the pair of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in a fundraiser for the NYJTL’s Cary Leeds Centre for Tennis & Learning.

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August 18, 2014

Tennisatlantic.com:

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced the 10 winners of the 16th annual NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. The 10 winners, ranging in ages from 10 to 18, were selected out of close to 2,600 entries submitted last month. Each winner has received a New York City travel package from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24.

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