The NYJTL Mayor’s Cup — With more than 900 entries, the Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships is the largest tennis tournament in the nation. Elementary, middle school, and high school students representing public, private, and parochial schools from New York City have been competing against each other since 1988 in both individual and team competitions. (press release)

The Mayors Cup event, held May 31 to June 9, 2018, affords NYJTL youth the opportunity to participate at all levels of competition. For more information and to apply  CLICK HERE.  For more information about participating in the Mayors Cup, contact Pam Glick at

The NYJTL Mayor’s Cup Girls’ Varsity Team TournamentHeld on November 7 and 10, 2018 at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, the Girls Varsity Team Tournament is a continuation of the Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships. The event offers the fall season’s girls tennis teams from public, private, and parochial schools the chance to battle it out to be crowned the best team in New York City.

Fall Festival —  a Fall highlight brings hundreds of local children out on a weekend for tennis fun and autumn joys such as pumpkin picking and decorating, face painting and other treats.  This year’s event ran from 10 am – 3 pm, Monday, October 8 in Crotona Park, the home of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning. (press release)


Special Populations Festivals — Summer tennis festivals serving children with special needs. Special Populations events have been held throughout the city; each participant gets a special prize that includes a certificate and blue ribbon.



Disney Kids’ Day Parade – One of the most creative highlights for the NYJTL summer program participants is designing banners incorporating Disney characters. The beautiful works of art are carried by the enthusiastic young artist/athletes in the annual parade.


Chase – Return the Serve — Is an annual event held at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in partnership with the USTA Foundation and Chase. Over 150 children from NYJTL programs are invited out the Center in July for a day of exercise, tennis, zumba, arts & crafts, healthy living, and more.  Through the USTA Foundation, Chase provides a grant to facilitate additional free NYJTL youth programming throughout the year.


2-1FACES — The Family and Community Engagement Series (FACES) is a free tennis and education pilot program at the Cary Leeds Center that commenced in January, 2016. The program welcomes families from the South Bronx community to participate in tennis and other programs, which include healthy living, financial literacy and more.

“I do not know how to thank this amazing program. For our children to be healthy – physically and mentally – they need to be involved in extracurricular activities besides just attending regular school.”
– Elena Arcon, Parent of NYJTL Participant