NC National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL)

6400+ under-resourced NC youth benefit from on-court instruction, education and character development through partnerships with local NJTL Chapters.

“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

USTA Southern

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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.

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USTA North Carolina


“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.”

Shelby Rhyne, Rockingham County Tennis Association Executive Director and NJTL Chapter Leader