NJTL Resources

Regional Trainings


The sport for a lifetime is always evolving, creating new ways to make tennis more exciting and fun not only for the kids who play the game, but for the coaches and organizers as well.

NJTL regional trainings focus on how to best operate your programs. These two-day workshops educate chapter leaders on the ACE (Academic Creative Engagement) curriculum, designed to improve kids’ attitudes and behaviors around math and literacy plus provide the latest enhancements in on-court instruction, fundraising and much more.

For more information, click here, or send an e-mail to: njtl@usta.com

Capacity Building


By teaming with the USTA Foundation through NJTL, you can build your management team’s infrastructure so that your chapter can be sustainable and impactful.

The Capacity Building program provides long-term technical assistance for chapters committed to achieving significant growth. Apply today!

For more information, please e-mail: njtl@usta.com.

Best Practices


The USTA Foundation, by way of NJTL, routinely collects and shares the best practices of its network, which includes sources with more than 45 years of experience and several multi-million dollar nonprofit and afterschool youth development organizations.

This Organizational Development Resource Guide contains solid reference material for any NJTL that wishes to improve the many ways in which they serve their communities.

Grants & Scholarships



The USTA Foundation awards grants to programs that support under-resourced youth through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character and strive for academic excellence.  Priority is given to registered National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) chapters that offer formal educational curricula, such as the ACE Curriculum, improved tennis delivery, and implementation of USTA products. Please review the current grant guidelines before submission. The USTA Foundation is in the process of implementing a new grants management software. The new system will allow for a more user-friendly experience. Via a link from this page, the application will be available on Monday, October 2, 2017 and will close on Friday, November 3, 2017.  For additional information about submitting a grant proposal, please email us at foundation.grants@usta.com. Additional Links:


Each year, the USTA Foundation awards college scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) and/or other organized youth tennis programs.

To date, the USTA Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in college scholarships and player incentive awards to more than 1,000 middle school students and high school seniors.

The 2017 Scholarship Award application is now closed. 

Click here for the list of 2017 Scholarship winners.  

The 2018 scholarship application will be open in late December 2017.  Click here for more information on USTA Foundation Scholarships.

For additional information about submitting a scholarship application, please email us at scholarships@usta.com.

Exclusive Benefits for NJTL participants in USTA Southern

USTA Foundation NJTL 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 USTA Foundation NJTL 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.

Program Grants and Camp Scholarships

Financial assistance to attend summer camp for NJTL participants who exemplify strong values and personal character. We also have funding to start or expand an NJTL Program or Chapter.

 Click here for more information and the applications.

Research & Reports

The USTA Serves Special Report: More Than a Sport: Tennis, Education and Health* presents the major findings from a first-of-its-kind nationwide study that compares the educational and health profiles of adolescent tennis participants with participants in other non-contact sports and contact sports, as well as high school students.

The results confirm the USTA Foundation's belief in tennis as a sport of opportunity and validate our mission to support programs that enhance the lives of children and families through the integration of tennis, health and education. We encourage all stakeholders to use this research as a tool to educate parents, teachers, coaches, administrators, community and corporate leaders about the overall benefits that tennis offers our youth.

*USTA Serves, Inc. is now USTA Foundation, Inc. 

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