This special annual NJTL celebration is a perfect opportunity for players to increase their tennis experience with on-court drills, games, and organized match play for every skill level.
Nearly 350 kids from the Bay Area, as far away as Monterey, Calif., filled San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex at the event last year.
This event is open to ALL children that are associated with a National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) program in their community throughout all of Northern California. All levels are invited; all you need is your racquet, water, and good sportsmanship!
Have a wonderful day making friends, enjoying the experience, and even possibly win some great prizes!
USTA NorCal staff will be on hand to identify players that show potential and speak with them about the possibility of taking their game to new heights.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of JP Morgan Chase, kids will also be treated to fun activities throughout the day, including face painters, a balloon artist, and music from a DJ featuring a dance contest. A free lunch will be served to all kids in attendance and prizes will also be awarded throughout the day and will include items such as Wilson bags and essential back-to-school items.
The purpose of NJTL goes beyond just teaching kids tennis skills, but seeks to develop the character of young people by reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play tennis, instill in kids the values of leadership and academic excellence and give all kids (regardless of income, race, gender) the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport.
The educational components of NJTL are diverse in nature, but can vary from things like mentoring, and drug and alcohol counseling, to computer skills training, health and nutrition, and college preparation.