NYJTL is committed to providing donors and volunteers unique participation opportunities through a variety of events throughout the year. Attend an event, contribute to a fund and make a difference in the life of a child.

Boathouse Bash

The NYJTL Boathouse Bash (formerly known as the Summer Gala) was held on Wednesday evening, August 1, 2018 at the iconic Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. The annual event is a fun and festive evening complete with music, dancing, gondola rides, magicians, and a silent auction. This event typically attracts upwards of 500 attendees from the New York City community, raising funds to support NYJTL programs that make a difference in the lives of children across all five boroughs.

Leadership Luncheon

For over 30 years, 100% of the proceeds from NYJTL’s Leadership Luncheon have directly supported our free tennis and education programs thanks to the Benenson family, who generously underwrites all expenses for this major annual fundraiser. This year’s Leadership Luncheon was  held at The Pierre on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Katrina M. Adams, Chairman and President of the Board of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and Michael Cayre, President of Midtown Equities, served as honorees.

Click here to view this year’s photos.

Mixed Doubles Round Robin

Join us at the Cary Leeds Center for our Mixed Doubles Round Robin on Friday, March 1, 2019! Sign up with a friend or show up solo and meet a new doubles partner. The evening includes drills and doubles matches, as well as a reception with beer, wine, and an Italian buffet dinner by Arthur Avenue.

CLICK HERE to view event details and purchase tickets.

doubleduneDoubles by the Dunes sponsored by HSS
Doubles by the Dunes is an afternoon of “serious tennis, and serious fun” co-chaired by NYJTL Board members Kyle Kliegerman, Robert Rahr, and Matthew Snyder. With lunch, drinks, and a Calcutta auction, this event attracts many of the city’s elite tennis players and businessmen for a fun afternoon benefitting NYJTL programs and the children of New York City.

This year’s event took place on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at East Hampton Indoor Tennis and was sponsored by the Hospital for Special Surgery.

nyjtlnextNYJTL Next
The mission of NYJTL Next is to develop the next generation of leaders through volunteer and service opportunities. Currently, there are more than 200 people in the NYJTL Next network. From joining an event planning committee to volunteering as an after-school mentor, there are many opportunities to help and to contribute.

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NYJTL Next invites all young professionals (21-39) for a fun round robin tennis tournament, drinks, and bites! Come to play or just to socialize. All levels are welcome! The tournament takes place at the Cary Leeds Center on Sunday, February 24 from 1:30-4:30 pm.

CLICK HERE to view event details.


Dalia Leeds Memorial Fund
The entire NYJTL family mourns the passing of Dalia Leeds on April 27, 2016. To preserve her legacy, The Dalia Leeds Memorial Fund has been established to ensure that free quality tennis is provided to children who benefit from it most for years to come.  To donate, click here.


Stadium Grand Opening

On April 9, 2017, NYJTL marked the official completion of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the South Bronx with the dedication of two stadium courts, the Victor Kiam Stadium Court and the Pershing Square Stadium Court, seating nearly 800 spectators and the Dalia and Larry Leeds Viewing Bridge.  Please see our press release detailing this landmark achievement. Read press release #1 and press release #2