Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy

The Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy is a scholarship training and educational program for dedicated New York City juniors who wish to compete in local and national tournaments. The Academy aims to develop character, leadership skills and self-confidence through the discipline of advanced tournament-training. Fifty players ages 8-17 are selected at tryouts each May to participate in the 6-week summer training program held from July-August.

Please note that strict adherence by students and parents to NYS and CPF safety guidelines are required to participate in the program this year. These protocols are outlined in the application, and include:

  • Reduced capacity sessions on-court – for the tryouts and summer program
  • Social distancing – keeping a minimum of 6 feet apart during both on and off-court activities
  • Use of facemasks – Students and parents are expected to arrive at the program wearing a mask.
  • Hand sanitizing upon entering and leaving the courts (sanitizer provided by CPF)
  • Signed parent release and agreement to follow the new guidelines at all times. A full description of the new protocols is listed at the bottom of the application.


When: Saturday, May 15 

1:00 -2:30 PM (Ages 8-10) 

2:00 -3:30 PM (Ages 11-13)

3 -4:30 PM (Ages 14-17) 

Where: USTA/ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens

Requirements: US citizens and NYC Residents 8-17 years old. Tennis shoes and racquet.  Players must complete and submit a USTA Covid questionnaire the morning of the tryouts to be admitted to the facility (the questionnaire will be emailed before the tryouts)

  • Players should possess intermediate to advanced tennis skills, although players of all ability levels can test their skills at the tryouts.
  • The one-day tryout on Saturday will consist of an on-court evaluation of athletic ability and tennis skills by a staff of tennis professionals. Players will be asked to demonstrate the serve, forehand, backhand, volley and overhead and will be assessed on their ability relative to their age.
  • Following the tryouts selection for the program is based upon ratings in several categories including playing ability, essay and financial need. In the fall, a select group of players will merit continued sponsorship from October to April based on sportsmanship, attendance, proven financial need and on-court performance.
  • The summer program will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 6 through August 14.  Training will involve supervised singles and doubles match play, fitness sessions and practice drills on one court.

If you would like to try out for our Summer 2021 Academy program, please complete the application by May 10 (Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy Application)   Once registered,  players will receive a confirmation email with more details on the tryouts.

If you have any questions or need more information please email