PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT
City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation makes parks vibrant centers of community through sports, arts, community building, and environmental education programs for New Yorkers.
They provide free tennis instruction to thousands of kids ages 6-17 each year in more than 30 parks throughout the five boroughs.
New York Junior Tennis & Learning
The mission of New York Junior Tennis & Learning is to develop the character of young people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court.
For 50 years, NYJTL has changed lives through tennis and education. Today, it's the largest nonprofit youth tennis and education program in the nation, serving 85,000 K-12 NYC youth. All NYJTL community and afterschool programs are offered at no cost to the participants.
15-LOVE was founded on Arthur Ashe’s philosophy to “use tennis to teach the game of life.” They aim to use tennis as the medium to reach inner-city children in the Capital Region.
They offer free tennis & life skills lessons for children ages 4-18. Lessons are offered indoors over the winter and outdoors over the summer at numerous locations. 15-LOVE has an outstanding group of instructors who provide encouragement and build self-esteem in our youth participants. Most of their instructors are graduates of the program. JTF supports programs in Albany.
Kings County Tennis League
Kings County Tennis League combines tennis and education to spark the potential of children living in and around Brooklyn public housing.
KCTL serves children living in and around Brooklyn public housing, using tennis and off-court educational activities as instruments for youth development. KCTL removes the physical and financial barriers by renovating or creating courts on underused play spaces and bringing our staff, volunteers, equipment and programs directly to where our students reside.
Woodstock Tennis Club
WTC junior summer camp encourages players 5 to 16 years old, of all abilities, to have fun while acquiring tennis technique and learning to play the game with proper scoring and strategy.
WTC supports a culture of inclusion and community caring and promotes a sense of belonging and open our courts for junior camp and fall after school programs. We are open to new ideas that will enhance WTC. Above all, we are passionate about the game of tennis and about nurturing a tennis community that will support and perpetuate WTC for many generations to come.
Greater Newark Tennis & Education
Greater Newark Tennis & Education (GNTE) is dedicated to providing tennis instruction in an innovative format– they get kids playing and engaged from their first moment on the court. Through their partnership with Seton Hall University, they offer a corresponding educational component, designed to foster whole child development.
The base program is free of charge, to children in the Greater Newark area. GNTE operates at the Althea Gibson Tennis Center in Newark’s Branch Brook Park.
Montefiore Adaptive Sports
Montefiore, its departments, programs and health partners regularly host a number of events throughout the year to educate, engage and inform members of the communities we serve. We encourage you to find and attend a health-related event in your community.
Junior Tennis Foundation supports a monthly adaptive tennis program open to all in the Bronx.
Essex Grassroots Tennis and Education
EGTE provides quality tennis instruction, life skills, fitness, nutrition, health, and educational curriculum to over 200 children annually and growing.
Most participants pay little or no cost through our indoor, outdoor and after school community programs. EGTE uses tennis as the primary motivator to challenge our student’s athletics and empower them not only to succeed but to also be productive, responsive and engaged citizens.
HERO's mission is to provide quality recreation for all people with disabilities. HERO serves adults, adolescents, youth and tots living with mental retardation, autism, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, visual and hearing impairments and those termed "at risk." HERO provides scholarships for disadvantaged adults and children.
Since 1992, HERO has served over 17,000 adults and children through adapted tennis carnivals and on-going programs from 6 weeks to year-round.
Harlem Junior Tennis & Education
HJTEP accepts ages 6 - 18 years at any stage of development from first introduction to the game through advanced levels of play. HJTEP student-athletes take the sport of tennis seriously, knowing it will enrich their lives exponentially and most stay with us for an average of between 5-10 years.
Aspiring student-athletes advance by progressing through each level of play: Grassroots I & II; Futures & Intermediate; High Performance I & II, with the ultimate goal to be selected into The Tournament Team where they will have attained both high standards of play as well as high academic achievement.
ProtoStar Matt Stevenson Junior Tournament
Tennis is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and different abilities. It improves one’s physical skills, mental concentration, and emotional well-being. It fosters great sportsmanship and teaches good etiquette. It builds self-confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly, it is a game that can be enjoyed for life and allows friendships to blossom both on and off the tennis court.
For these and countless other reasons, ProtoStar believes that tennis should be accessible to all, regardless of their socioeconomic background or financial circumstances.