NYJTL Mayor Dinkins Cup

In the interest of everyone’s health and safety, NYJTL has decided to move the Mayor Dinkins Cup start date to Sunday, June 11TH at 8:00 am. Please note we will continue to monitor the weather and keep you informed if any further adjustments are necessary.

All matches scheduled for Saturday will now be played on Sunday at the same scheduled time. All Sunday matches should look for new scheduled time, which could include Sunday.


Updated Format of the Tournament

  • Single Elimination
  • Singles Competition:

Middle School and High School: Format will be shortened to Two short sets to 4, win by two with a 7-point tie break at 4-4, 7-point tiebreak at one set all; no ad scoring.

Elementary School:  Format will be shortened to Two short sets to 4, at 3-3 next game wins, a 7-point tiebreak at one set all, no ad scoring.

  • Doubles Competition: Format will remain the same-8-game Pro-Set, at 8-8 there be a 7-point tiebreak; no ad scoring.

*Players may play more than one match per day.
The Mayor Dinkins Cup is the largest free junior interscholastic tennis competition in the nation, with players from all over New York City representing public, parochial, and private schools. In 2022, we had more than 600 participants from schools in elementary, middle, and high school divisions representing all five boroughs and a total of 283 schools.

Formerly the Mayor’s Cup, NYJTL renamed the tournament the Mayor Dinkins Cup to honor NYC’s first Black Mayor and NYJTL Board Member, who served 35 years, David N. Dinkins. This year’s Mayor Dinkins Cup will be held at The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning.

The Mayor Dinkins Cup is June 11 to June 18, 2023!


To learn more about player benefits, tournaments rules, and guidelines email mayordinkinscup@nyjtl.org

Registration for the 2023 NYJTL Mayor Dinkins Cup is officially closed. We will send out notifications when the draws and schedule are posted. We hope to have this done by first of this coming week.

Please ensure you have the correct email and mobile phone number listed in your USTA membership. Notifications through Serve Tennis is the best way for us to communicate to players and parents throughout the tournament. 

The timeframe for matches during the tournament are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 11: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Monday, June 12–Friday, June 16: 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 17: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 18: 8:00 am-2:0 0pm (Awards Ceremony will be at 2:00 pm)

*All dates/times are subject to change if we have weather.

** With more than 700 players in the tournament, we are unable to accommodate scheduling requests.