ACES Programs Run Strong Despite Pressures from Pandemic

As students return to school in the new year, evolving circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic’s Omicron variant has created challenges for school administrators and families alike. New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) is dedicated to supporting our schools and participants’ families as we navigate the ever changing nature of the public health crisis we are currently facing.   Approximately 300,000 students missed class […]

Stuart Weitzman Endows $1.0 Million Fund for New York Junior Tennis & Learning

For immediate release NEW YORK (January 10, 2022) – New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) is pleased to announce an endowed fund of $1.0 million from Stuart Weitzman, the renowned designer and entrepreneur.  This gift will support the NYJTL Scholar Athlete Program, which will offer high quality, personalized tennis and educational support and instruction to provide a pathway for under-resourced NYC children […]

The Racket

The Racket 🎾 NYJTL Scholarship Opportunities Expand New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) believes it is important to build on our history of providing access to tennis by creating pathways to higher education for those with potential but not the resources to achieve it. For more than a decade, NYJTL has awarded Victor Kiam “Going For It” Scholarships  to four high school seniors entering college.  This […]

Women’s Sports Foundation Provides ACES Afterschool with New Digital Sports Education Platform

The Women’s Sports Foundation has provided NYJTL’s ACES Afterschool Program (ACES) with We Play Interactive as a new feature to be used in classrooms citywide. NYJTL has previously been supported by WSF’s sports education curriculums and is excited to now have access to its new digital platform. We Play Interactive is a fully accessible online […]

NYJTL Students Watch the Williams Sisters’ Historic Rise in “King Richard”

On November 29, 2021, students and players from New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) programs were invited to watch private screenings of King Richard. The biographical Warner Bros. Pictures film follows the life of Richard Williams, the steadfast father of tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams, who overcame seemingly unbeatable odds and rampant expectations by training his daughters from Compton, California to become exemplary athletes and role models on the global stage.   Over the next month, NYJTL is creating opportunities for more than 1,000 […]