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

  1. What is happening with CTP given the Coronavirus Crisis?

    CTP is running free tennis programming!
    Protocols are in place to protect not just your children but our staff.
    Take a look by clicking here.

  2. 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.
    Due to COVID-19, all rackets which are lent out will be cleaned after use.
    If any child has his/her own racket, we encourage that child to bring it.

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

    Any child between the ages of 5 to 18 is welcome to be a part of CTP.

  4. Where are you located?

    In Summer 2021, NYJTL’s CTP programs will run in about 20 different locations.
    Visit nyjtl.org/free-tennis/ctp-summer/ for a list of the locations.

                We have submitted over 20 permits to parks in all five boroughs.
                 Website will be updated as permits and staffing is confirmed.

    In Spring 2021, NYJTL’s CTP programs ran in 17 different locations.
    Visit nyjtl.org/free-tennis/spring-ctp for a list of the locations.

    In Fall 2020, NYJTL’s CTP programs ran in 9 different locations.
    Visit nyjtl.org/free-tennis/fall-ctp for a list of the locations.

    In Winter 2020/2021, NYJTL’s CTP programs ran in 7 different locations.
    Visit nyjtl.org/free-tennis/winter-ctp for a list of locations.

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

    CTP’s 2021 Summer sites open July 5th and will conclude the week ending August 20th or August 27th.

    CTP’s 2021 Spring Sites Opened the week of April 26th and will conclude June 25th/26th.
    CTP’s 2020 Fall Sites opened the week of September 14th until late October.
    CTP’s 2020/2021 Winter Sites opened November 14th & 15th and will run until Late March.

  6. What time does the program run?

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

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

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

    CTP Winter Sites mostly will run Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am-8am or 7am-9am. Times may vary slightly for certain locations.

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

    Registration must be done online.
    Each site MUST BE INDIVIDUALLY registered for.
    Feel free to attend as many sites as you like!
    It can be done before going to the site or at the site.

    No documentation is needed. This is not an application.
    Your child can start playing right away!

  9. 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.

  10. Can I pre-register? Do I only register once a year?

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

  11. 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.
    Alternatively, you can contact:
    – Scott Daly, Senior Director at tc@nyjtl.org
    – Alejandra B., Program Manager at ang@nyjtl.org or 347-417-8125

  12. 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.

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

    This is NOT a drop-off program or day-camp.
    Lessons are usually 1-1.5 hours long and we cannot keep watch of kids after their lesson ends.
    Children under 10 years may not be left alone without the consent of the Site Director.

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

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

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

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

  16. 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 and hit with others not in lessons depending on court availability.

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

    Due to COVID-19, all NYJTL CTP tournaments in the Summer, Fall & Winter were cancelled.
    Tournaments may be scheduled in the upcoming Spring Season.
    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, Senior Director of Community Tennis Programs