The NYJTL Mayor’s Cup — Despite the absence of the team events this year due to COVID-19,  the 2021 Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships attracted over 475 individual entrants, making it the largest all-scholastic 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.

The 2021 NYJTL Mayor’s Cup event was held from June 19 to June 26, 2021 and gave NYJTL youth the opportunity to participate at all levels of competition. Click here to view the 2021 winners.

The NYJTL Mayor’s Cup Girls’ Varsity Team ChampionshipThe 2019 Mayor’s Cup Girls Varsity Team event was held on Wednesday, November 6 and Sunday, November 10 at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning. The Girls Varsity Team Championship is a continuation of the Mayor’s Cup 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. Click here to see the 2019 Girls’ Varsity Draw

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 was from 10 am – 3 pm, on Monday, October 14, 2019 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.



Chase – Return the Serve — 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.

“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