Programs we support

Since it’s founding in 1982, the Junior Tennis Foundation, has given out over $2 million in grants to hundreds of worthy organizations throughout the USTA’s Eastern Section (New York State and Northern New Jersey) that provide tennis programs for youth and for people with disabilities, particularly youth in under-served areas.


The JTF’s strategy is work closely with organizations in identifying goals, and tactics to achieve those goals, that will have most impact on the lives of the participants. JTF is particularly focused on measuring impact and developing a shared body of knowledge to maximize the effectiveness of tennis-focused philanthropy.

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During the summer of Covid, JTF was proud to support the Kings County Tennis League’s Cares program to provide children in Brooklyn public housing with on-line resources such as laptops, wifi access and noise-cancelling headphones.

As fall approaches and more programs return to life, JTF is currently supporting three inner-city youth programs in New York City:


  NYJTL Intensive Training Program at Cary Leeds Tennis Cente

●  Kings County Tennis League, expansion of Brooklyn’s New York City Housing Authority sites

●  Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program


In 2019, JTF gave over $48,000 in grants to:

YMCA of Greater Rochester

Columbia County Youth Bureau

Donald Van Blake Tennis  & Education Foundation

Boys and Girls Club of Westrn Broome

Police Athletic League of Buffalo

Suffolk County Tennis & Education Foundation

Life Serve Youth Foundation

Puerto Rican Association for Human Development

Capital Region Youth Tennis Foundation, Inc

City of Binghamton Parks & Recreation

HERO, Inc.

Raritan Valley YMCA

Puerto Rican Association for Human Development