The New York Junior Tennis League has begun its annual spring program, offering free tennis to people ages 6 to18 at various locations throughout Queens.
The spring program, which runs through June 26, 2009, includes special trips, tournaments, contests and educational guidance programs. Tennis activities include group instruction, practice and USTA Junior Team Tennis match play. Each site provides loaner tennis racquets and balls. Trained coaches will provide a comprehensive schedule of instruction, practice and play for all levels.
Parents must register their children in person at the NYJTL Community Tennis Center they select.
All children are welcome at all locations and local community children's groups are also encouraged to attend.
The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) provides free tennis and educational programs to New York City youth reaching more than 100,000 children each year. The organization's Arthur Ashe Educational Guidance Program offers a variety of services to students in middle and high school including helping select a high school, SAT preparation and assistance in navigating the college admissions and financial aid process.
The New York Junior Tennis League Free Spring Tennis Programs will be held at the following sites:
•I.S. 126 (open only to I.S. 126 students), 31-51 21st St., LIC, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
•I.S. 204 (opened 4/22/09), 36-91 28th St., LIC, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
•P.S. 111, 37-15 13th St., LIC, Mon.-Fri, 3-6 p.m.
•P.S. 76 (open only to P.S. 76 students), 36-36 10th St., LIC, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
•J.H.S 190 (opened 4/27), 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
•J.H.S 194, 154-60 17th Ave., Whitestone, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
•P.S. 205, 75-25 Bell Blvd., Bayside, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m
•P.S. 127, 98-01 25th Ave., East Elmhurst, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m
•P.S. 223, 125-20 Sutphin Blvd., So. Ozone Park, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
•P.S. 49 Juniper Park (opened 5/18),79- 15 Penelope Ave., Middle Village, Mon.- Fri., 3-6 p.m.
•I.S. 238, 88-15 182nd St., Hollis, Mon.- Fri., 3-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4p.m.
•P.S. 122, 212-21 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
•P.S. 2 (open only to P.S. 2 students), 75- 10 21st Ave., Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. •Lefrak City, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m., go to tennis courts thru parking lot on 57th Avenue/98th Street