Frequently Asked Questions about NYJTL’s Community Tennis Program (CTP)

  1. What is the cost of this program? Do I have to buy my child a tennis racket?

    This program is FREE. There are no hidden fees.
    NYJTL provides all equipment for use during the lessons, including rackets.

  2. How old does my child need to be to participate?

    Children must be between the ages of 5 to 18 to be a part of CTP.

  3. Where are you located?

    In Summer 2018, NYJTL’s CTP programs ran in 37 different locations.
    Visit nyjtl.org/free-tennis/summer-ctp for a list of the locations.

    In Fall 2018, NYJTL’s CTP programs is currently projecting to be in 19 different locations.
    Visit nyjtl.org/free-tennis/fall-ctp for a list of the locations.

  4. When does the program start? When does it end?

    CTP’s 2018 Summer sites are scheduled to open on or after July 5th.
    Programs will run until August 17th or August 24th.

    CTP’s 2018 Fall Sites are scheduled to open the week of September 10th, with the last day of programs being October 19th.

  5. What time does the program run?

    CTP Summer Sites will run either 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm or 9am-2pm.

    CTP Fall Sites will run afterschool 3-6pm or on Saturdays from 9am-12pm or 9am-1pm.

  6. How do I register or apply? Do I need to bring any documentation? A birth certificate?

    Registration must be done in person during the site’s hours of operation.
    No documentation is needed. This is not an application.
    Your child can start playing right away!

  7. I spoke to the school but they don’t know about your program. Do I go inside the school to register?

    CTP is not affiliated or run by the school.
    If a location is at a school, NYJTL will be located in the yard or park area by the school.

  8. Can I pre-register or register online? Do I only register once a year?

    There is no pre-registration. Registration must be done EVERY Season.

  9. Who is in charge at the location/site? How will I know who to talk to?

    Every location has a Site Director in charge. Please talk to them concerning any specific questions.
    All NYJTL staff members will be wearing a shirt with NYJTL on the front. 

  10. What happens if it rains?
    CTP sites are held outdoors in parks and school yards. In case of rain, please use your best judgement. Classes may be cancelled due to wet and slippery courts.

  11. Do I have to be present during the lesson? Can I drop my kids off?

    This is NOT a drop-off program.
    Lessons are usually 1-1.5 hours long and we cannot keep watch of kids after their lesson ends.
    We strongly recommend that children under 10 years be not left alone.

  12. The program has already started, can I still register?

    Yes! Registration is continuous and OPEN. You can register at any time during the season.

  13. Is there attendance taken? What if I can’t come every day?

    That’s fine. Attendance on any given day is OPTIONAL.

  14. What is the schedule for the site?

    Daily Schedules (based on age & ability levels) are established by the Site Director.
    Scheduled lessons are usually 1-1.5 hours.
    Any participant, age 11 and over, depending on his/her ability to occupy themselves while unsupervised by NYJTL staff is welcome to come outside the scheduled lesson time.
    Such kids are free to play depending on availability of any court where lessons are not being conducted.

  15. Are there opportunities for my child to play more competitively?

    NYJTL does hold tournaments during the Summer, Winter & Spring.
    Speak to your Site Director for more information. 

If you require any additional information, please feel free to visit the website at www.nyjtl.org/free-tennis/
If you need more details than the website or the FAQ provides, please contact:

Scott Daly, Director of Community Tennis Programs