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National Junior Tennis & Learning

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NJTL Program/Chapter

Founded in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell, and Sheridan Snyder, the USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network is a nation-wide group of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTL Core Program offerings include:


Provide off-court skills. Click here for more information.

Life Skills

Expand success. Click here for more information.


Enjoy year-round play. Click here for more information.


Growing your NJTL. Click here for more information.


Start an NJTL chapter. Click here for more information.


Apply for a USTA Southern grant. Click here for more information.

Exclusive Benefits For NJTL participants in USTA Southern

Arthur Ashe Essay Contest Trip to Winston-Salem Open
All expense paid trip to the Winston-Salem Open to experience the inner workings of a professional tennis tournament and interact with the players. To be eligible, you must submit an essay for the National Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. One winner from each state will be chosen from those contestants that did NOT win the National trip to New York. Click here for the Essay Contest application and rules.

Camp Scholarships
Financial assistance to attend summer camp for NJTL participants who exemplify strong values and personal character. Click here for more information and the applications.

Program Grants
Funding to start or expand an NJTL Program or Chapter. Click here for more information.

More information

Contact Cee Jai Jones, USTA Southern Director of Diversity, NJTL & Grants

First Year Free Membership

Click here for a FREE 1-year USTA 10 and Under Junior Membership. Until Dec. 31, 2015, kids 10 and Under, new to the USTA, can receive a FREE 1-year Junior Membership -- a $20 value!

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