NYJTL is a youth tennis nonprofit organization offering comprehensive school and community based programs to youth 5-18 years of age throughout New York City. We are among 500 chapters of a national organization started by Arthur Ashe to give inner-city youth a chance to learn the game of tennis and provide them with experiences they normally would not get otherwise. NYJTL is the largest of the chapters, and we offer a safe and nurturing environment where youth can participate in different sporting activities, especially tennis, and thrive in an academically supportive environment to help them reach their maximum potential. NYJTL operates its programs throughout New York City as well as at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning. 

NYJTL values guide our organization and our work.

  • Healthy Living
    • Commitment to physical exercise, nutrition and mental wellness.
  • Teamwork
    • Commitment to fair play and good sportsmanship.
  • Learning
    • Commitment to embrace learning and personal growth.
  • Community
    • Commitment to service, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Character
    • Commitment to honesty, integrity and grit.

NYJTL is committed to delivering the highest quality services to the children of New York City. Integral to this commitment, and our ability to fulfill our mission, is a dedication to sustaining a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion — starting with our team.  

New York Junior Tennis & Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consistent with our mission, New York Junior Tennis & Learning reaffirms its moral and legal commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, disability or handicap or the perception thereof, marital status, sexual orientation or affection preference, or citizenship as that term is defined and limited by the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986.