Tennis & Learning

A.C.E. (Academic Creative Engagement)


Activities encourage academic achievement, health and wellness and social and emotional skills. When combined with a tennis program, it provides children with important Developmental Assets.™ A.C.E. Benefits:

  • Provides an engaging multicultural approach that addresses the achievement gap.
  • Promotes social/emotional skills, health/wellness, and family involvement.
  • Teaches problem-solving strategies on and off the tennis court.
  • Includes fun and relevant learning activities.
  • Includes pre and post surveys to measure impact.

Coach Youth Tennis


With NJTLs in mind, the brand-new Coach Youth Tennis program helps coaches and organizers ensure that kids will have a great time and want to keep playing.

Access to online courses, on-court workshops and additional resources are yours at

Excellence Teams


Sometimes, all kids need is a chance.

Do you have high performing players? Excellence Teams ensure the best coaching and resources are available to those kids with the most desire, athletic potential and financial need. Local chapters are encouraged to generate outside funding for sustainability, and kids learn the importance of hard work, grit and graciousness.

To ask about a request for proposal (RFP) or for more information about Excellence Team grants, please send an e-mail to:

Life Skills


Each NJTL Chapter has free access to the NJTL LSC that utilizes tennis to empower youth with the skills, values and experiences they need to become responsible and successful citizens. Children participate in progressive activities with an opportunity to earn a certificate at each level.

Click here to download a free copy of the NJTL Life Skills Curriculum.

National Essay Contest


We invite your NJTL youth to express their thoughts on the impact of tennis and education in their lives.

The NJTL Essay Contest National Winners are invited to New York City for Arthur Ashe Kids Day, a celebration of tennis in an interactive carnival setting at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Click here to view the National Essay Contest homepage.

College Scholarships


Each year the USTA Foundation offers scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Criteria for earning a scholarship includes:

  • Demonstrating academic achievement
  • Performing community/volunteer service
  • Participating in an organized youth tennis program (NJTL preferred)
  • Demonstrating financial need

The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is annually in February, with winners notified no late than June of the same year.  Click here for more information about scholarships.