What is USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning?
Founded in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder the USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network is a nation-wide group of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of you people through tennis and education.
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- Reading out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play tennis
- Instilling the values of leadership and academic excellence
- Giving all kids (regardless of income, race or gender) the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport
NJTLs are unique because they offer a variety of on-cour programming, as well as educational and life-skill components designed to enchance a player's overall development. These educational components are diverse in nature, but can vary from things such as mentoring, drug and alcohol counseling, to things like computer skills training, health and nutrition, and college preperation. NJTLs are great ways for kids to get exercise, make friends and have fun in a team-oriented, safe environment.
This curriculum is offered at little or no cost to the participant. Many of the costs associated with running a program are decentralized by in-kind and monetary support from the USTA, allowing for local chapters to provide high-quality programming for their constituents. With over 520 registered chapters throughout the nation and 200,000 participants ages 6-18, chance are there is a program in your community.
For additional information on NJTL chapters in Middle States, please contact Renee Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 610.935.5000 ext. 224.