Community Tennis Program
Youth ages 5-18 receive free tennis instruction from trained coaches in schools and public parks in all 51 New York City council districts year round:
From beginner to advanced
Anywhere in NYC
See sites/seasons below
District 75 Included
Special needs students always welcome
All equipment provided free of charge to use on site
Participants bring sneakers and water
Year-round tournaments and events
All ages invited to participate
Registration now open
Registration for all NYJTL Community Tennis Programs is continuous and
players can register at any time
Registration must be IN PERSON
Registration available only at the sites on the days and times of each
location’s hours of operation
No application required
No one is turned way or wait-listed
Attendance always optional
Offers kids a positive, safe environment on any days they are able to attend
NOT a DROP-OFF Program
Most sites are generally open for 3 hours or more per session. Scheduled lessons are usually 1 to 1.5 hours. We strongly recommend not leaving kids under the age of 10 alone.
Extra Playing Time
Participants, ages 11 or 12 and over, depending on his/her ability to occupy themselves while unsupervised by NYJTL staff, is welcome to come outside the scheduled lesson time.
Summer, Fall & Spring programs are outdoors. In case of rain please use your best judgement. Classes may be cancelled due to wet and slippery courts.
Some of our programs do run in school yards and may not open or have a different schedule when schools or closed. Please speak to the Site Director for details.
Skilled, Caring Instructors
Our tennis instructors are specially trained to work with children and teens. Most are certified by the Professional Tennis Regristry. Every NYJTL instructor-on and off the court-has undergone a background check and is certified by New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) as an out-of-school time instructor.
Encouraging physical activityPromoting healthy living and overall skills
Sense of accomplishmentMastering a skill boosts confidence
Inspires life lessonsGrit, stamina, persistence and teamwork
A place to have funOffers kids a positive, safe environment
Younger players accommodated10 and under participants get special racquets, shorter courts and modified scoring so they can have fun on the very first day