Outreach and Recreation Programs
NJTL of Trenton is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
The NJTLT provides 18-22 weeks of PE and after-school tennis instruction in school gymnasiums and community centers using USTA’s QuickStart format (short courts and sponge balls) and the ACE Curriculum. The program runs in partnership with the Trenton Public Schools, the City of Trenton, Ewing Public Schools, Hamilton Public Schools and other after-school providers. The program concludes with the “Trenton Short Court Championships” tournament at Cadwalader Park in May. All-star teams are formed from each school, for this one-day tournament that includes both Elementary and Middle School divisions.
Established in 1975, the NJTLT’s summer program initially began at one site with 30 youngsters. It now operates at numerous sites with over 500 children. The program runs for five to six weeks (five days a week) during the months of July and August – ending with the End of the Summer Picnic extravaganza. The summer program emphasizes character development and tennis instruction. It provides USTA Quick Start tennis for younger players and intense training for beginners, intermediate to advanced levels. Many additional opportunities are offered throughout the summer – field trips, Regional Rallies, Junior Team Tennis, US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day trip, World Team Tennis matches, etc. Many city and local organizations and camps collaborate and utilize the program to incorporate tennis instruction into their programming allowing NJTLT to reach a greater number of students.