The Southern California Tennis Association would like to thank the LA84 Foundation for 32 years of sponsoring the SCTA NJTL Youth Tennis Program.

img_46_1755_2813Simply stated, LA84 Foundation SCTA National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) (formerly the AAF SCTA/NJTL) gets kids and courts together. The program strives to instill a love for the game of tennis in economically disadvantaged children, and provide them with an opportunity to play, compete and to develop good sportsmanship.

The NJTL encourages the private sector and the public sector to lend a hand and work together to help the organization accomplish its goals.

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Founded in 1969, the NJTL was the brainchild of former tennis champs Arthur Ashe and Charlie Pasarell, along with businessman Sheridan Snyder. Its goal was simple: to encourage kids — with a specific focus on urban kids — to try the game of tennis.

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Download LA84 Foundation/NJTL Facts (PDF)

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NJTL Freqently Asked Questions (VIDEO)

Thanks to the LA84 Foundation for their support and funding since 1985. This program provides boys and girls with the opportunity to learn and play tennis at local parks throughout Southern California.

followus-facebookHere in Southern California, the funding we receive from LA84 Foundation enables us to run our SCTA NJTL program at 45 locations year-round, in three sessions: Fall, Winter and Spring. Each program lasts six weeks, and offers 24 hours of instruction with a special activity after each session. In addition to the three year-round sessions, we also have a summer program that begins each July at 145 locations throughout Southern California.

The benefits of the LA84 Foundation SCTA/NJTL are as follows:

  • T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation
  • 24 hours of Instruction
  • Special Activity Days & Hit 4 Prizes
  • followus-facebookParticipants will be assessed a $10.00 registration fee for each season, to help cover some of the program expense. However, scholarships are available if needed.
  • No child is ever turned away from the LA84 Foundation SCTA/NJTL .
  • Youth Tennis Program Brochure

For more info, please contact Melanie Bischoff.

The registration fee does not fully cover the program expenses.

Many individuals and friends of the Southern California Tennis Association make this program possible by their generous contributions.

Please consider donating to the program by clicking on the donate button. THANK YOU!

Once a child is signed up for the NJTL program, I hereby give permission to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the LA84 Foundation and the Southern California Tennis Association to photograph and/or video tape myself, my children, and/or guests. The sole purpose of these photographs and/or videos is for publication, advertisement, and exhibition of services offered by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the LA84 Foundation and the Southern California Tennis Association.

Contributions and donations go to the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation (SCTAF) to benefit the LA84 Foundation SCTA/NJTL. PSWYTF is a recognized charity with 501(C)(3) status.