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CityParks Tennis

We provide free tennis instruction to thousands of kids ages 6-17 each year in more than 30 parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on our tennis programs, contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org. For up-to-the-minute program updates, please visit our Twitter page.

BNP Paribas is the Presenting Sponsor of CityParks Tennis

City Parks Foundation is launching a new registration platform through LeagueApps in 2023. When registering for a program, you will be prompted to create a profile for you and/or your family. This profile will be used when signing up for any CityParks Play programs moving forward. We encourage you to save your login credentials for future reference. If you are registering multiple children for programs, please only create one membership profile and add each of your children to the account. Should you have any questions or experience any issues with the registration process please contact us at sports@cityparksfoundation.org

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Spring Youth Tennis

Ages 6 – 17
April – June
Once Weekly, Free

Our tennis pros, use fun games and drills to help teach kids the basics of tennis and discover a sport for life. Experienced juniors have the opportunity to compete in weekly competitions and qualify for a citywide tournament weekly competitions.

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Fall Beginner Program

Ages 6 – 17
September – November
Twice Weekly, Free

Our tennis pros, use fun games and drills to help teach kids the basics of tennis and discover a sport for life. Experienced juniors have the opportunity to compete in weekly competitions and qualify for a citywide tournament weekly competitions.

Beginner tennis classes are usually divided into three 1-hour sessions at each park, depending on number of participants and available courts. Children ages 6-8 years old are typically the first hour, followed by ages 9-12 and then 13-17. When registering please select the time slot that corresponds to your child’s age. Instruction for intermediate-level players is also available at select sites. Once the program begins, the site director will provide more specific schedule information for that park

BNP Paribas Aces Tennis Program 

Intermediate-level Junior Players
Year-Round, Free

After the summer program concludes, dedicated juniors are invited by their coaches to participate in our year-round Aces program. Participants receive free indoor training in a small group environment. This program offers continued training t in the off-season when court time is more expensive and less available. (Eligibility for the winter program requires that participants are registered for the summer CityParks Tennis program.)

The Aces program also provides players with notable guest speakers from the tennis community and subsidizes tournament fees for select players during the off-season.

Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy

Ages 8 – 17
Year-Round, Free

Our year-round, tournament training program for advanced junior players provides free, expert coaching and practice time at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Tryouts are held annually in May and are open to competitive juniors ages 8-17.

For more information or questions about the Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy please contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org.

 

CITYPARKS JUNIOR TOURNAMENT SERIES

July – August

Held at five parks in July and August, our Junior Tournament Series gives intermediate and advanced juniors an opportunity to develop their skills all summer in USTA-sanctioned tournaments. Participants must be active USTA members in order to compete.

Generous private support for CityParks Tennis is provided by The New York Community Trust – The George and Valerie Delacorte Fund, The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, the USTA Foundation, Women’s Tennis Association Charities, the Junior Tennis Foundation, Neuberger Berman Foundation, The Venable Foundation, and USTA Eastern. Presenting sponsor BNP Paribas, supporting sponsor Lacoste. Generous public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne Adams, including Council Member Gale Brewer, Council Member Joseph Borelli, NYC Majority Whip Selvena Brooks-Powers, Council Member Tiffany Cabán, Council Member Kamillah Hanks, Council Member Rita Joseph, Council Member Darlene Mealy, Council Member Mercedes Narcisse, and Council Member Sandra Ung.

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