Thirteen USTA Florida National Junior Tennis & Learning network (NJTL) programs in Florida were approved in June, offering youth after-school opportunities to learn tennis and remain active while supporting school studies.

Network members are the Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation, the Greater Naples YMCA, and the Bullard Family Foundation Tennis and Learning Academy.

Chapter members are First Serve Miami, the Venom Foundation, the Posh Rock Tennis Foundation, B. Harris Kids, the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation, Palm Beach Area Tennis Patrons, Frontline Outreach, Team Junior Tennis, the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, and the Gainesville Area Community Tennis Association (GACTA).

“This is the 50th year anniversary of the NJTL. As part of the celebration and in conjunction with the D&I grant, we are conducting four USTA Team Challenge events,” said Maria Romo, diversity and outreach coordinator for USTA Florida. “Events will be held at the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation on July 11, First Serve Miami on Aug. 9, Aces in Motion (GACTA) in September, and the Delray Beach Youth Foundation on a date to be determined.”

The Frontline Outreach program held a ribbon cutting earlier in June to launch its program, with the USTA Foundation providing funds for a 60-foot kids court on their site.

The NJTL features nearly 300 chapters that reach approximately 180,000 youth on an annual basis, providing free or low-cost tennis and education programming to the 50 largest markets in the U.S. These programs nurture future leaders and enable kids in need to succeed on the court, in the classroom and in life.

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