National Junior Tennis and Learning


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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Goals include:

  • 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 or 610.935.5000 ext. 224.

Registered NJTLs in Middle States (as of 3/27/2015)

NJTL Location
Abington Parks and Recreation Abington, Pa.
Akshay's Tennis for Austism Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Baldwin Community Tennis Association Pittsburgh, Pa.
Beaver Valley Tennis Association Monaca, Pa.
Bill Johnson Youth Tennis Camp Philadelphia, Pa.
Black Women in Sport Foundation Philadelphia, Pa.
Boys & Girls Club of Camden County Camden, N.J.
Boys & Girls Club of Chester Chester, Pa.
Bucks County Tennis Association Bucks County, Pa.
Butler Junior Tennis Association Butler, Pa.
Centre Region Community Tennis Association State College, Pa.
City of Reading Parks and Recreation Reading, Pa.
Conestoga Valley Tennis Association Lancaster, Pa.
Conrad Weiser Tennis Association Robesonia, Pa.
Down the Line and Beyond Foundation Philadelphia, Pa.
Eisenhower Tennis Association Norristown, Pa.
Embrace Your Dreams Bethlehem, Pa.
Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club Pittsburgh, Pa.
Greater Pittsburgh Tennis Patrons Pittsburgh, Pa.
Greater Pottstown Tennis and Learning Pottstown, Pa.
Highland Park Tennis Club Pittsburgh, Pa.
Inner City Junior Tennis Program (ICJTP) Pittsburgh, Pa.
Indiana Tennis Association Indiana, Pa.
Kent County Tennis Association Dover, Del.
Kent Johnson Tennis Academy Bridgeville, Pa.
Legacy Youth Tennis & Education (formerly Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis) Philadelphia, Pa.
Lancaster Tennis Patrons Foundation Lancaster, Pa.
Lehigh Valley Adaptive Tennis Association Lehigh Valley, Pa.
NJTL of Trenton Trenton, N.J.
No Strings Attached Evesham, N.J.
North Penn YMCA Lansdale, Pa.
Oakmont Tennis Club Allentown, Pa.
Peters Township Tennis Association McMurray, Pa.
Philadelphia Tennis Club Philadelphia, Pa.
Phillipsburg Community Tennis Association Phillipsburg, N.J.
Pitman Tennis Association Pitman, N.J.
Pocono Family YMCA Stroudsburg, Pa.
Princeton Tennis Program Princeton, N.J.
Racquets Serving Hope Philadelphia, Pa.
Real Blast Tennis Program Bridgeton, N.J.
Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association Wilmington, Del.
Set Point and Supreme Court Tennis Reading, Pa.
South Philadelphia Tennis Association Philadelphia, Pa.
Tennis For Kids York, Pa.
Hunterdon County Tennis Association Annadale, N.J.
Katie at the Bat Narbeth, Pa.
The Tennis Farm Berwyn, Pa.
Triple Threat Tennis Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Urbanize Tennis Atlantic City, N.J.
Valley Forge Tennis Association Valley Forge, Pa.
Walnut Springs Racquet Club Reedsville, Pa.
Willingboro Parks and Recreation Department Willingboro Township, N.J.
Woodford Tennis Club Philadelphia, Pa.