National Junior Tennis and Learning
Each year the National Junior Tennis and Learning Network provides free to low cost tennis to more than 250,000 kids. This program is dedicated to youth development in education, life skills and tennis. The National Junior Tennis and Learning Network provides a variety of different resources based on these values.
The National Junior Tennis and Learning Network is dedicated to teaching kids on and off of the courts. All across the United States all CTAs provide different educational experiences for their participants.
The ACE Curriculum is an out of school curriculum that combines fitness, academic achievement and tennis instruction to encourage students to balance their school and athletic life.
Arthur Ashe Learning Center
The Arthur Ashe Learning Center online learning resource where NJTL participants can learn the history and impact of Arthur Ashe, one of the greatest tennis players during the 60’s and 70’s.
Grants and scholarships are given out by USTA Serves every year to encourage NJTL students to accelerate on and off of the court.
Every NJTL student has a connection to the First Serve Skills Life Curriculum from within their chapter. This curriculum utilizes tennis to teach students the skills, values and experience they need to be a good citizen.
The Game Unit gives players insight on being a team player, being positive, understanding the rules, talking to others and appreciating diversity.
The Set Unit explains to players how to embrace fitness, understand nutrition, improve studying habits, staying calm, dealing with peer pressure and resolving conflicts.
The Match Unit helps players understand how to speak in front of others, making good decisions, setting personal goals, attaining personal goals, overcoming challenges and giving and receiving help.
The NJTL’s overall goal is to give their players all the opportunities they need to succeed in life. That includes academics, life and on the tennis court. The NJTL provides a lot of opportunities for their players to participate in different tennis events and camps. They also recognize different players that accelerate in all three.