In Memoriam of David N. Dinkins

[Tuesday, November 24, 2020] – New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) is saddened to learn of the passing of long-time Board Member and organizational mentor, Mayor David N. Dinkins.  We are honored that Mayor Dinkins chose to devote his time and efforts to bettering the lives of NYC youth through his work with NYJTL.  […]

The Racket

The Racket 🎾 2020 ITP Tryouts  On September 26, the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning hosted the Intensive Training Program tryouts. More than 130 players came to show us their tennis skills and passion! With smaller coach-to-student ratios and increased access to tennis, ITP bridges the gap between recreational community-based programs and high performance training. It is designed for […]


New York Junior Tennis & Learning commends and stands in full solidarity with the sports community demanding justice for our fellow Black and Brown Americans.  We reaffirm the dedication of our visionary founder, Arthur Ashe, and continue to be committed to provide children of every color the opportunity to excel and reach their full potential […]

Remembering a Hero

Bob Ryland encapsulates all that NYJTL hopes to teach our kids. He was a man of dedication, perseverance, and compassion, with a fervent love for tennis. Ryland broke down racial barriers in the white-dominated sport when he became the first Black professional tennis player, which paved the way for many players of color today. He […]