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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.
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.
2012 Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest
The 2011 Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest rewards winners with a trip to New York City for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day! Click here to enter and for all information.
NJTL Stories from around the Section
1. As & Aces, – New Orleans. Click here for story.
2. James Lewis Tennis Scholarship Foundation – Birmingham, Ala. Click here for story.
3. Savannah Area Tennis Association – Savannah, Ga. Click here for story.
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.
Financial assistance to attend summer camp for NJTL participants who exemplify strong values and personal character. Click here for more information and the applications.
Funding to start or expand an NJTL Program or Chapter. Click here for more information.