Community Tennis Program

Youth ages 5-18 receive free tennis instruction from trained coaches in schools and public parks in all 51 New York City council districts year round:

  • All Levels

    From beginner to advanced

  • Anywhere in NYC

    See sites/seasons below

  • District 75 Included

    Special needs students always welcome

  • All equipment provided free of charge to use on site

    Participants bring sneakers and water

  • Year-round tournaments and events

    All ages invited to participate

Program Advantages:

  • Encouraging physical activity

    Promoting healthy living and overall skills

  • Sense of accomplishment

    Mastering a skill boosts confidence

  • Inspires life lessons

    Grit, stamina, persistence and teamwork

  • A place to have fun

    Offers kids a positive, safe environment

  • Younger players accommodated

    10 and under participants get special racquets, shorter courts and modified
    scoring so they can have fun on the very first day

Program Summary:

  • NOT a DROP-OFF Program

    Most sites are generally open for 3 hours or more per session. Scheduled lessons are usually 1 to 1.5 hours. We strongly recommend not leaving kids under the age of 10 alone.

  • Extra Playing Time

    Participants, ages 11 or 12 and over, depending on his/her ability to occupy themselves while unsupervised by NYJTL staff, is welcome to come outside the scheduled lesson time.

  • Weather

    Summer, Fall & Spring programs are outdoors. In case of rain please use your best judgement. Classes may be cancelled due to wet and slippery courts.

  • School Holidays

    Some of our programs do run in school yards and may not open or have a different schedule when schools or closed. Please speak to the Site Director for details.

Skilled, Caring Instructors

Our tennis instructors are specially trained to work with children and teens. Most are certified by the Professional Tennis Regristry. Every NYJTL instructor-on and off the court-has undergone a background check and is certified by New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) as an out-of-school time instructor.

Registration Details

  • Registration now open

    Registration for all NYJTL Community Tennis Programs is continuous and players can register at any time
  • Registration must be IN PERSON

    Registration available only at the sites on the days and times of each location's hours of operation
  • No application required

    No one is turned way or wait-listed
  • Attendance always optional

    Offers kids a positive, safe environment on any days they are able to attend

Questions?

Contact Scott Daly at tc@nyjtl.org or call 347-417-8177

Specific Daily schedules based on ages & ability levels are established by the Site Director at the time of registration. ALL Dates, Times and Locations are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. REMINDER: All tennis activities are outdoors (except Winter). In case of rain please use your best judgement. Classes may be cancelled due to wet and slippery courts.

“When I go on the court, I feel like a pro.”
– Ingrid Sanchez, 11 years old