The NYJTL Mayor’s Cup — With more than 900 entries, the Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships is 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 Mayor’s Cup will be held June 19-26 at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning. Please click here for all information on the event and the application.

The 2019 NYJTL Mayor’s Cup event was held from May 29 to June 8, 2019 and gave NYJTL youth the opportunity to participate at all levels of competition. To view the 2019 results  CLICK HERE


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.



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 — 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