National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL)
“NJTL is one of the most impactful programs within USTA. Built on the legacy of Arthur Ashe, a tennis champion and human rights activist, these organizations provide opportunities for youth who would not generally play tennis with tools for life - physical activity, academics, sportsmanship, strategies, and leadership just to name a few.”
Cee Jai Jones
Director of Diversity, NJTL and Grants
"In memory of my late husband, JL Stacks, our family has partnered with the North Carolina Tennis Foundation to establish the JL Stacks National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Endowment to honor a life well-lived. This endowment will fund initiatives to expand tennis and education opportunities to more NJTL youth. The mission of the NJTL Network is to provide free or reduced-cost tennis instruction and education programming to thousands of under-resourced youth."
-Jean Stacks Harrold, Claudia Stacks Twilley, Parker and David Stacks
Thank you Bombas for the 2022 Sock Grant!
Our 17 NC National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapters across the State LOVE the Bombas Socks the NC Tennis Foundation has distributed to need-based kids through the Bombas Grant Program with every pair of socks Bombas sells they give a pair away!
The NC Tennis Foundation embodies the principle that tennis is a sport for everyone. In that light, NCTF partners with several statewide organizations that help make that a reality.
“The impact of our National Junior Tennis & Learning Network has surprised, delighted, and impressed our community here in Rockingham County. Beginning in 2015, we've had over 30 high school and middle school players become NJTL mentors and interns helping us introduce tennis and the ACE Curriculum to our youth age 6-12 Since our first program support from the USTA Foundation and NC Tennis Foundation in 2017, we've used our summer NJTL network of summer day care partners and after school care providers to reach over 350 kids each year. Joining a USTA Southern capacity building cohort in 2019 has brought even more training, support and development to our Board of Directors and growing tennis community. We always knew that the children would lead the way to growing tennis in Rockingham County.”