How did NJTP get started? Some 40-plus years ago, a group of friends were given free lessons for a few years. They then went on to play high school and college tennis, and some even received scholarships.
20 years went by, and these friends got together again and wanted to give back to the community. They started providing free lessons to neighborhood kids, and as interest grew they expanded the program, providing low-cost lessons to make it affordable for families.
NJTP was established in 1993 and is now celebrating its 22nd year of service.
NJTP is a non-profit organization, and now serves over 150 participants each year, from ages 3 to 60, in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.
We offer year-round tennis lessons and competition for youths and adults. We also offer QuickStart (“Ten and Under Tennis”) format lessons for kids of ages 3 to 10.
NJTP has established its own league which plays twice a year, has offered Junior Team Tennis (2008/2009) and organizes tennis tournaments (both USTA-sanctioned and non-sanctioned) throughout the year.
NJTP has an active volunteer board of directors in addition to 7 part-time teaching professionals who teach 24 different classes a week.
NJTP’s mission is to improve our community through tennis by providing lessons to children and adults. NJTP connects with schools in the surrounding areas, offering tennis and physical education on school grounds. Some cities include Pacoima, Sylmar, San Fernando, Granada Hills, Sun Valley and Lake View Terrace.
NJTP offers an avenue for youth to succeed in life and is an after school program that fights obesity, as well as a positive alternative to gangs and drugs. Our motto is, “from the courts to college.”