The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network is a nationwide network of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTLs are unique because they offer a variety of on-court programming and also education and life skill components designed to enhance a child's overall development.

Founded in 1969 by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarel and Sheridan Snyder, NJTLs across the country share similar ideals by reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play tennis, instilling in youngsters the values of leadership and academic excellence, and by giving all kids the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport. 

MTEF is a proud partner of the 21st Annual USTA Foundation NJTL Essay Contest which begins February 1 and ends at noon ET on June 28, 2019. All MTEF Summer TEAM participants take part in this nationwide contest. 10 national winners (one boy and one girl from each age group) receive an all-expense paid trip to New york City to participate in Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the US Open and to accept their awards at the NJTL Essay Awards Luncheon. This year's question is, "This year marks the 50th anniversary of NJTL. What specific impact do you hope your chapter can make in your community today that you would want remembered 50 years from now?"

 To learn more about the NJTL Essay Contest, to go to the NJTL webpage.

  • 2019 Official Contest Entry Form - English
  • 2019 Official Contest Entry Form - Spanish 

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