Past Events

Here are some past events from 2018 and previous years:

March 17-25, 2018 – Calabasas Men’s Pro Tennis Championships

Coming right after Indian Wells is another chance to see some exciting men’s tennis action, at the Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas.

This one-week Futures tournament is part of the USTA Pro Circuit, so you’ll get to see top-ranked juniors, college players and young pros competing for ranking points in order to help them get to the majors.

The tournament will be hosting a Kids’ Day event on Saturday, March 24th from 10:30am-12:00pm.  NJTP will be putting together a field trip to go to this event; stay tuned for more details!

Tournament Schedule & Events

Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center

Men’s Pro Tennis Championships Fact Sheet

March 5-18, 2018 – BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

Every year in March, world-class tennis comes to Southern California in the form of the BNP Paribas Open pro tournament at Indian Wells, near Palm Springs.

This tournament is nicknamed the “Fifth Grand Slam” because it features the best women’s (WTA) and men’s (ATP) professional players from around the world.  And it’s just a short drive (roughly 2 hours) from the Los Angeles area.

Most of NJTP’s coaches and staff visit this tournament every year, and so should you!  It’s a great chance to see your favorite tennis stars up close.  You can sit and watch the pros rally on the practice courts, and see live tennis matches during the day and at night.

For the full schedule and ticket information, visit the links below:

BNP Paribas Open Home Page

BNP Paribas Open Daily Tickets


February 24, 2018 (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

NJTP will be hosting another SSV round-robin tournament on Saturday, February 24th at 12:30pm at our home location at El Cariso Park.

To learn about the SSV test and why you should be playing SSV tournaments, visit our SSV Page.

A minimum SSV rating of 60 is required in order to play in this event.  The cost of the event is $30 (and if you are an NJTP student who has not played in an SSV event before, we will cover the cost of your first SSV tournament!)

To sign up for this event, click here to register.


January 27, 2018 (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Our first SSV tournament of 2018 will be held on Saturday, January 27th, starting at 12:30pm on our home courts at El Cariso Park.

SSV tournaments are one-day match play events where kids are matched up against others of a similar skill level.

In order to participate, you need to take the SSV rating test and obtain a score of at least 60.

The cost of the event is $30.  Note—if you have never played an SSV tournament, NJTP will pay for your first SSV event!

To sign up for this event, click here to register.


January 14, 2018 (Sunday) – Riviera Fun Day

On Sunday, January 14th, the Riviera Tennis Club will be holding their next Tennis Fun Day with tennis drills, coaching and games at their beautiful location in Pacific Palisades.

NJTP students in the Rising Stars and higher classes are invited to attend.  You’ll get to do tennis and fitness exercises and match play at one of the top tennis clubs on the West Coast!

Meet us at El Cariso Park at 12:00pm sharp and we’ll carpool to the club.  The event runs from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, and we will return to El Cariso Park by 6:00pm.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Please note: Proper tennis attire is required!  Also, we need drivers, so if you can help, please contact Coach Rudy at 818-294-2671.

Space is limited, so sign up now!


December 18, 2017, through January 2, 2018 – Winter Break

We will be on break starting Monday, December 18th and continuing through Tuesday, January 2nd.  Classes will resume on their normal schedule on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018.


December 16 (Saturday) – Year-End Pot Luck Celebration

From 10:00am to 1:00pm we will be holding our annual end-of-year celebration with match play and a potluck lunch afterward.  The event will be held at El Cariso Park.

There is no cost for this event, but donations are welcome.  We hope to see you there!


December 9 (Saturday) – NJTP Play Day

We will be hosting another fun play day for students in the Smashers, Future Aces and Rising Stars classes to learn to compete!  This event will run from 9:00am to 10:30am, and the cost is only $5 per player.  We will do registration at the event, so just come by and play!


December 2 (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Get ready for our next SSV tournament, coming up on Saturday, December 2nd starting at 12:30pm at our home location at El Cariso Park.

SSV tournaments are single-day match play events where kids play against others of a similar skill level.

In order to participate, you need to take the SSV rating test and obtain a score of at least 60.

The cost of the event is $30, and note that for students who have never played an SSV tournament, NJTP will pay for your first SSV event!

To sign up for this event, click here to register.


November 11 (Saturday) – NJTP Play Day

Students in the Smashers, Future Aces and Rising Stars classes are invited to join us for this Play Day, where students learn to play tennis matches in a competitive setting.

This event will run from 9:00am to 10:30am and the cost is $5 per player.  Register the day of the event at El Cariso Park.


September 23 (Saturday) – Lightning Tournament!

Our Lightning tournament for Fall 2017 will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, at our home location of El Cariso Park.  Sign-up starts at 1:00pm, and play will begin shortly after (but you can get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our lightning tournaments are lots of fun and provide great competition!  Matches start in the first round with round-robin singles (and maybe some doubles). Then the winners on each court will advance to playoff rounds, which will be single-elimination singles all the way through the finals.

The tournament can last from 3 to 5 hours—it all depends on how far you advance!

This tournament will offer the following divisions:

  • Super Stars
  • Challengers III / Challengers IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The entry cost is $20 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends and family to play too!


September 9 (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Our next SSV tournament will be held on Saturday, September 9th on our home courts at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up and warm-up begins at 12:30pm, and match play starts at 1:00pm.

SSV tournaments are fun and competitive one-day match play events where students play against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you need an SSV rating.  SSV tournaments last roughly 3 hours.  The cost is $30 for the tournament.

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.


August 19th (Saturday) – NJTP Play Day

Students in the Smashers, Future Aces and Rising Stars classes are invited to come out for our match play day on August 19th, from 10:00 – 11:30am.  The cost is $5.


August 12th (Saturday) – Steve Tscherne and Jim Speir Dedication

On Saturday, August 12th at 10:00am, we will have a dedication ceremony naming the tennis courts at El Cariso Park in honor of Steve Tscherne, our beloved coach and NJTP founding member who passed away late last year.  There will also be a memorial dedication for NJTP coach and friend Jim Speir, who passed in August of last year.

The dedication ceremony is open to all, and will take place on Court 1 at the park (it’s the court closest to Hubbard St.)  We will provide refreshments after the ceremony, which is expected to last approximately one hour.


Ongoing Through End of Summer – NJTP Summer Tennis Camp

NJTP is offering a daily Summer Camp featuring tennis and swimming at El Cariso Park.  The camp begins Monday, June 12th, continuing through the end of summer (exact end date TBD).

The camp will be held Monday through Friday, and the schedule will be as follows:

  • 8:30am – 11:30am: Tennis drills, instruction and games
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch break
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Swimming

The cost is as follows:

  • $30 per day or $135 per week for tennis only
  • $44 per day or $205 per week for tennis + snacks + swimming

For the lunch break, we will provide ice water, Gatorade, fruit and snacks. You can also bring your own lunch.

Note: Daily and weekly rates must be paid in advance.  Pay on-line using the link below:

NJTP Summer Camp On-Line Registration and Payment Page

For any questions, contact Coach Rudy at 818-294-2671 or use our Contact form.


July 9th (Sunday) – Riviera Fun Day

Coming up on July 9th, the Riviera Tennis Club will be holding their next Tennis Fun Day with tennis games and instruction at their beautiful location in Pacific Palisades.

NJTP students in the Rising Stars and higher classes are invited to attend.  You’ll get to do tennis drills and match play at one of the top tennis clubs in California!

Meet us at El Cariso Park at 12:00pm sharp and we’ll carpool to the club.  The event runs from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, and we will return to El Cariso Park by 6:00pm.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Please note: Proper tennis attire is required!  Also, we need drivers, so if you can help, please contact Coach Rudy at 818-294-2671.

Space is limited, so sign up now!


June 12th – July 25th (6 Weeks) – National Junior Tennis and Learning Days

This summer, NJTP is taking part in USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning program (NJTL), to offer 6 weeks of low-cost tennis lessons at two locations: El Cariso Park in Sylmar, and Pioneer Park in San Fernando. These classes are sponsored by the USTA Foundation and the LA84 Foundation.

Both classes are open to all students of ages 8 through 18 who have never taken any tennis classes or had tennis playing experience before.

The days and times are as follows:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at El Cariso Park, from 8:00-10:00am, starting June 13th; last class day will be on July 25th, 2017
  • Mondays and Wednesdays at Pioneer Park, from 9:00-11:00am, starting June 12th; last class day will be on July 24th, 2017

Note: there will be no class on June 19th at Pioneer Park, and no class on July 4th at El Cariso Park.

The cost for the entire 6-week class is just $10, and scholarships are available. Each student will receive a free T-shirt, and tennis racquets will be provided for use each day if you don’t have your own racquet.

To wrap up the NJTL summer session, join us for an Activity Day on Wednesday, July 27th at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center, 1201 N. Potrero Ave., South El Monte.

To sign up for either NJTL program, come to class on the scheduled day; at El Cariso Park, ask for Coach Rudy or Joey, or at Pioneer Park ask for Coach Barbara.


June 24th (Saturday) – Summer Lightning Tournament

Our next Lightning tournament is coming up on Saturday, June 24th at our home location of El Cariso Park.  Sign-up starts at 1:00pm, and play will begin shortly after that (but you can get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our lightning tournaments are lots of fun and provide great competition!  Matches start in the first round with round-robin singles (and maybe some doubles). Then the winners on each court will advance to playoff rounds, which will be single-elimination singles all the way to the finals.

The tournament can last from 3 to 5 hours—it all depends on how far you advance!

This tournament will offer the following divisions:

  • Super Stars
  • Challengers III / Challengers IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The entry cost is $20 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends and family to play too!

Sign up online using the button below, and receive a $5 discount!

For more information, contact Coach Rudy at 818-294-2671 or njtptennis@gmail.com.


June 3rd (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

NJTP will be hosting an SSV tournament on Saturday, June 3rd on our home courts at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up and warm-up begins at 12:30pm, and match play starts at 1:00pm.

SSV tournaments are fun and competitive one-day match play events where students play against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you need an SSV rating.  SSV tournaments last roughly 3 hours.  Players can sign up to play singles, doubles or both.

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.


April 30th (Sunday) – NJTP Annual Bike/Walk/Run Fundraiser with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

The NJTP would like to encourage you to help us out with our largest fundraiser of the year: the annual bike/walk/run event held in conjunction with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

In the coming weeks, we will be handing out fundraiser packets during class times to whoever is interested.  This is a great opportunity to receive a discount of 30% to 50% on your monthly class fees for the next year!

The event will take place on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 9:00am.

Here are some forms and documents that can help with your fundraising efforts:

Guidelines for Fundraising 2017 – Microsoft Word .docx or Adobe PDF

Fundraiser Application Form 2017 – Microsoft Word .doc or Adobe PDF

Sample Fundraiser Request Letter 2017 – Microsoft Word .docx or Adobe PDF


April 23rd (Sunday) – Riviera Fun Day

On Sunday, April 23rd, the Riviera Tennis Club will be hosting another fun day of tennis games and instruction at their beautiful location in Pacific Palisades.

This event is open to NJTP students in the Rising Stars and above classes.  Come play with us at one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in the western United States!

We will meet at El Cariso Park at 12:00pm sharp to carpool to the club.  The event runs from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and we will return to El Cariso Park by 6:00pm.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Please note: Proper tennis attire is required!  Also, we need drivers, so if you can help, please contact Coach Rudy at 818-294-2671.

Note for Junior Team Tennis players: This event might conflict with our JTT match for this weekend.  We will update everyone soon regarding the match schedule.

Space is limited, so sign up soon!


April 21-23 (Friday-Sunday) – NJTP Junior Satellite Tournament

NJTP is hosting our yearly USTA sanctioned satellite (Level 6) tournament, on our home courts at El Cariso Park.  The tournament will run from Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd.

This tournament gives NJTP students a great opportunity to get competition experience—as well as ranking points—right here in our own “backyard.”  Satellite level competition is typically a step up from SSV tournaments, and matches will use a single-elimination format.

This tournament is a great choice for students who have been actively competing in any of the following:

  • Junior Team Tennis
  • Serve, Stroke and Volley (SSV) tournaments
  • High school tennis teams
  • USTA Novice (Level 7) or Satellite (Level 6) tournaments

Below are the divisions offered in our Satellite tournament:

  • Boys & Girls Singles (36′ Court / Red Ball) – 8 yrs. old and under
  • Boys & Girls Singles (78′ Court / Green Ball) – 10 yrs. old and under
  • Boys & Girls Singles – 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s

Registration Dates: Registration is open now; you must sign up by the end of April 17th.  Draws will be posted April 18th.

Cost: $33.00 per player.  Note—NJTP students are eligible for a free tournament entry if you have played 2 or more tournaments in the last 3 months!  If you are interested in participating, please contact us right away so we can enter you into the tournament.

Players must have a valid USTA membership that remains current through the end of the tournament.  Click here to sign up or renew your USTA membership.

To register for the tournament, click the link below:

NJTP Junior Satellite Tournament

Or go to tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/ and look up tournament number 651719517.

Note: On Saturday, April 22nd, all El Cariso classes will be moved to Pioneer Park.  This includes the Adult Beginners (8:30-10:00am), Lobbers (10:00-11:00am) and Rising Stars (11:00am-12:30pm).  This move is just for one day, to make room for the tournament.  Saturday classes will return to El Cariso Park the following Saturday.


March 18th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Our second SSV tournament this year will be held on March 18th at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up and warm-up starts at 12:30pm, and matches will begin at 1:00pm.

Please see above for more information about SSV ratings and tournaments.

March 12th (Sunday) – Field Trip to BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

The NJTP staff invites you to join our first annual group field trip to watch the BNP Paribas Open Tournament.  This awesome pro men’s and women’s tournament is often called the “Fifth Grand Slam,” because most of the top players play in the tournament every year.

The NJTP staff will be going on Sunday, March 12th (the middle weekend) to watch the 3rd-round matches of men’s and women’s singles and doubles.  We will be purchasing tickets as a group for any families who are interested in going together.  We are hoping to receive a discount if we can get enough people to go.

Please keep in mind these are not free tickets!  The entry-level tickets start at $60.00 for the day pass, which gives you “loge” seating in the main stadium, plus access to all the surrounding stadiums.

Please let us know by the end of February 13th if you wish to attend.

The BNP Paribas Open is held at Indian Wells Tennis Garden near Palm Springs, this year between March 6th and March 19th.  This is the one opportunity West Coast tennis fans have to watch top tennis professionals battle it out right before your very eyes!

Players that are scheduled to appear on the men’s side include Stan “The Man” Wawrinka (#4), Roger Federer (#17), Novak Djokovic (#2), Rafael Nadal (#9), Andy Murray (#1), Kei Nishikori (#5), Gael Monfils (#6).

On the women’s side, players scheduled include Angelique Kerber (#1), Venus Williams (#17), Serena Williams (#2) and Madison Keys (#8).

Remember, no one knows exactly when Roger Federer is going to retire… this could be your last opportunity to see him play!

February 25th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

NJTP will be hosting our first SSV tournament of 2017 on Saturday, February 25th at our home courts at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up and warm-up starts at 12:30pm, and matches will begin at 1:00pm.

SSV tournaments are fun and competitive single-day match play events where students play against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you need an SSV rating.  SSV tournaments last roughly 3 hours.  Players can sign up to play singles, doubles or both.

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.

January 28, 2017 (Saturday) – Winter Lightning Tournament

Our first lightning round-robin tournament of 2017 will be held on Saturday, January 28th starting at 1:00pm.

For more details and a sign-up link, click this link.

January 7, 2017 (Saturday) – Steve Tscherne Celebration of Life

Please see this page for more information.

December 17, 2016 (Saturday) – Grand Prix Finale and Pot-Luck

NJTP will hold a year-end match play day on Saturday, December 17th, with a pot-luck lunch afterward.

This will be our final tennis event of 2016, celebrating another great year of tennis.  Come join us for a day of fun, games and food!

All levels are invited.  The schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 – 11:30am: Lobbers, Smashers, Future Aces
  • 11:30am – 3:00pm: Rising Stars, Super Stars, Challengers III, Challengers IV, Competitors V

Note: the 11:00am Rising Stars class will not be held on the 17th, in order to free up courts for the Grand Prix.

December 11, 2016 (Sunday) – Riviera Fun Day!

Students in the Super Stars class and above are invited to join us for another fun afternoon of tennis games and drills hosted by the wonderful Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades.

This event is for intermediate- to advanced-level players, and is open to NJTP students in the Rising Stars, Super Stars, Challengers III and IV, Competitors V and Achievers classes.  It’s a great opportunity to play and learn at one of the premier tennis clubs in the western United States.  Students are highly encouraged to attend!

The event runs from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  We will meet at El Cariso Park at 1:00pm to carpool to the tennis club, and we will return to El Cariso Park by 6:00pm.

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early in order to reserve your spot!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Please note: tennis attire is a must!  Also, we need drivers!  If you can help, please contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

November 19th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

NJTP will be hosting another SSV tournament on Saturday, November 19th, on our home courts at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up and warm-up starts at 12:30pm, and matches will begin at 1:00pm.

SSV tournaments are fun and competitive one-day local events where students are matched up to play against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you need an SSV rating.  SSV tournaments last roughly 3 hours.  Note—you can now sign up to play singles, doubles or both!

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.

October 29th (Saturday) – Fall Lightning Tournament

Our Fall 2016 lightning tournament will be held on Saturday, October 29th at our home location of El Cariso Park.  Sign-up starts at 1:00pm, and play will begin shortly after that (but you can get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our lightning tournaments are a lot of fun and provide great competition!  We will have the following divisions:

  • Super Stars
  • Challengers III / Challengers IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The format in each division is round-robin singles in the first round (maybe with some doubles), followed by one or more rounds of singles using single-elimination format all the way to the finals.  The tournament can last from 3 to 5 hours—it all depends on how far you advance!

The entry cost is $20 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends and family to play too!

Sign up on-line using the button below, and receive a $5 discount!

sign_up_now

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

October 1st through 9th – San Fernando Valley Junior Open Tournament

This October, NJTP will be hosting a Level 5 (Open) USTA-sanctioned junior tournament at El Cariso Park.

The tournament will have the following divisions:

  • Open Boys & Girls Singles (10 years and under) – 78′ Court / Green Ball
  • Open Boys & Girls Singles (12s, 14s, 16s and 18s)

To enter, your USTA membership must be current through the end of the tournament.  To sign up or renew with USTA, click this link.

Registration Dates: Entries close at the end of Monday, September 26th, 2016.

Cost: The entry cost is $41.35 per player.

For more information and to register for the tournament, see the official tournament page here:

San Fernando Valley Junior Open Tournament Page

Or, use USTA’s tournament search page and look up tournament ID 650022416.

September 24th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Our next SSV tournament will be held on Saturday, September 24th at our home courts at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up starts at 12:30pm and matches begin at 1:00pm.

SSV tournaments are fun and competitive one-day local events where students are matched up to play against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you must have an SSV rating.  Each SSV tournament generally lasts approximately 3 hours.  Note—you can now sign up to play singles, doubles or both!

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.

June 26th (Sunday) – Riviera Fun Day!

On June 26th, the Riviera Tennis Club is hosting another afternoon of tennis instruction, games and fun at their location in Pacific Palisades.

This event is for intermediate- to advanced-level players, and is open to NJTP students in the Super Stars, Challengers III and IV, Competitors V and Achievers classes.  This is a great opportunity to play and learn at one of the premier tennis clubs in the western United States.  Students are highly encouraged to attend!

The event runs from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  We will meet at El Cariso Park at 1:00pm to carpool to the tennis club, and we will return to El Cariso Park by 6:00pm.

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early in order to reserve your spot!  Click the button below to sign up:

register

Please note: tennis attire is a must!  Also, we need drivers!  If you can help, please contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

June 25th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

We will be hosting another SSV tournament on Saturday, June 25th, starting at 1:00pm at El Cariso Park.

SSV tournaments are fun, one-day local events where students compete against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you must have an SSV rating.  This event will be held on our home courts at El Cariso Park, and the tournament is expected to last approximately 3 hours.

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.

June 16th – July 26th (6 Weeks) – National Junior Tennis and Learning Days

The Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program (NJTP) is once again teaming up with USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning program (NJTL) to provide 6 weeks of low-cost tennis classes over the summer.

These classes are open to all kids aged 8 through 18 at the novice level (those who have never had any tennis classes or tennis playing experience before).

There will be two class sessions:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-10:00am at El Cariso Park, from June 16th – July 26th
  • Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00-11:00am at Pioneer Park, from June 16th – July 25th

The cost is only $10 for either session, for the entire 6 weeks.

Each student will receive a free T-shirt, and we will have tennis racquets available for students who need them, for use during the classes. Scholarships are available for families who qualify—contact us for details.

You can sign up at our June 7th regular registration / orientation time, or you can register on June 16th at the first day of class.  At El Cariso Park, ask for Coach Rudy at court #1 (closest to Hubbard St.)  At Pioneer Park, see Coach Barbara at the tennis courts.

June 4-5 and June 11-12 – El Cariso Summer Classic Junior Tournament

On the weekends of June 4th-5th and June 11th-12th, NJTP will be hosting a USTA-sanctioned Level 4 (Open) junior tournament at El Cariso Park.

This is a great chance to play an Open tournament, right here on our own courts!  The tournament will have the following divisions:

  • Open Boys & Girls Singles (10 years and under) – 78′ Court / Green Ball
  • Open Boys & Girls Singles (12s, 14s, 16s and 18s)

To enter, you need a USTA membership that will be current through the end of the tournament.  To sign up or renew with USTA, click this link.

Registration Dates: Registration begins on April 4th, 2016, and entries will not be accepted after May 29th, 2016.

Cost: The entry cost is $41.35 per player.

For more information and to register for the tournament, see the official tournament page here:

El Cariso Summer Classic Tournament Page

Or, use USTA’s tournament search page and look up tournament ID 650024016.

Note–due to the tournament, there will be no classes on Saturday, June 4th.

May 14th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Our next SSV tournament will be held on Saturday, May 14th starting at 1:00pm at El Cariso Park.

SSV tournaments are fun, one-day local events where students compete against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you must have an SSV rating.  This event will be held on our home courts at El Cariso Park, and these tournaments typically last about 3 hours.

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.

April 24th (Sunday) – NJTP Bike/Walk/Run Fundraiser with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

As a nonprofit organization, NJTP relies on donations to help pay for our coaches, tennis balls, equipment and other necessary expenses.

Our once-a-year fundraiser is crucial to our success.  The money we raise helps us offset our costs for the coming year, and allows us to offer discounts to many families who are unable to pay for classes due to the loss of a job, loss of their home or both.

On April 24, 2016, we will once again be teaming up with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels to take part in their 21st annual Walk/Bike-A-Thon event in Santa Monica.  A portion of your donations will also benefit the Meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot, nutritious meals to home-bound seniors every day.

For each participant who raises $300 or more in donations to NJTP, we will cover your entry fee to the event, and you will receive a discount on your NJTP class fees for one year (for one child or for yourself).  The discount amount is 30% to 50%, depending on the level of donations you raise.  It’s a great deal, and it’s supporting two great causes!

For any questions, contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

Note: The sign-up deadline is Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 — please send in your application by then!

April 10th, 16th and 17th – Walk/Bike-a-Thon Training Days

NJTP will have three training events to help you get ready for our upcoming walk/bike/run fundraiser on April 24th.

For each training day, we will meet at El Cariso Park at 1:00pm sharp, and we’ll carpool to the training location.

Here are the dates for each training event:

1. Sunday, April 10th: Hermit Falls Hike.

This is a 3-mile hike, rated Easy.

2. Saturday, April 16th: Echo Mountain Hike.

This is a 5-mile hike, rated Moderate to Challenging.

3. Sunday, April 17th: Azusa Bike Ride.

This is a 16-mile bike ride plus a 2+ mile walk, rated Moderate. Note: there is a $5 park fee per vehicle!

Please also note the following important information:

  • Each event is expected to take about 3 hours, including a lunch break.
  • Please bring your own bagged lunch!

To sign up or request additional information, please contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

New Date – April 9th (Saturday) – Spring Lightning Tournament

Our lightning tournament for Spring 2016 is coming up on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 on our home courts at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up starts at 1:00pm, and play will begin shortly after that (but you can get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our tournaments are a lot of fun and provide good competitive experience!  We will have the following divisions:

  • Super Stars
  • Challengers III / Challengers IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The format in each division is round-robin singles in the first round (maybe with some doubles), followed by one or more rounds of singles using a single-elimination format all the way to the finals.  The tournament can last from 3 to 5 hours—it all depends on how far you advance!

The entry cost is $20 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

February 20th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Our first SSV tournament of 2016 will be held on Saturday, February 20th starting at 1:00pm at El Cariso Park.

SSV tournaments are fun, one-day local events where students compete against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you must have an SSV rating.  This event will be held on our home courts at El Cariso Park, and the tournament is expected to last approximately 3 hours.

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.

February 6, 2016 (Saturday) – New Classes at Pioneer Park!

As part of our expansion to nearby Pioneer Park, NJTP is starting two new Saturday classes:

  • Adult beginner class (ages 18+), Saturdays from 8:30am-9:30am, $30/month
  • Pee-wee class (ages 3-7), Saturdays from 9:30am-10:30am, also $30/month

These are group classes intended for beginner-level students.  Racquets will be available for use during the classes.

For more information or to sign up, contact Coach Barbara at 818-294-2671, or see our contact page.

January 30th (Saturday) – Winter Lightning Tournament

Our first lightning tournament of 2016 is coming up on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up begins at 1:00pm, and play will begin shortly after that (but arrive earlier to warm up if you want).

Our tournaments are a lot of fun and provide good competitive experience!  We will have the following divisions:

  • Super Stars
  • Challengers III / Challengers IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The format in each division is round-robin singles in the first round (maybe with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.  The tournament can last from 3 to 5 hours depending on how far you advance!

The entry cost is $20 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

January 25th, 2016 (Monday) through March 16th, 2016 (Wednesday) – NJTL Classes

Starting on January 25th, NJTP is offering an after-school tennis program at our newly-added Pioneer Park location.  This program is offered through our partnership with USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) program.

This class will be held for 8 weeks on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, from 3:15pm-4:45pm.  The class is open to all kids aged 8 through 18 at the novice level (for kids who have never had tennis instruction before).

The cost is only $10 for the entire 8-week session, including a free T-shirt.  Racquets will be available for use in the class.  Scholarships are available for families who qualify—contact us for details.

For more information or to sign up, contact Coach Barbara at 818-294-2671, or see our contact page.

January 16th, 2016 (Saturday) – Pioneer Park Welcome Day!

Come join us on Saturday the 16th from 1:00pm-3:00pm, to celebrate our upcoming classes at our new Pioneer Park location in San Fernando!  You’ll get to meet our coaches and play some games on the newly-refurbished courts.

Prizes, snacks and drinks will be provided.  This event is free and is hosted by NJTP in conjunction with the City of San Fernando.  Hope to see you there!

December 12th, 2015 (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Our second SSV tournament for the fall season will be held on Saturday, December 12th starting at 1:00pm, at El Cariso Park.

Please see our SSV Tennis Page for more information.

November 14th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

Our first SSV tournament of the fall season will be on Saturday, November 14th at 1:00pm at El Cariso Park.

SSV tournaments are fun, one-day local events where students compete against other kids of a similar skill level.  In order to play, you must have an SSV rating.  This event will be held on our home courts at El Cariso Park, and is expected to last approximately 3 hours.

For more information on the SSV program, how to get your SSV rating and how the tournaments work, see our SSV Tennis page.

October 24th (Saturday) – Play Day!

NJTP will be hosting our next Play Day on Saturday, October 24th.  Our Play Day events provide fun, low-intensity competition for players who are just beginning to experience competitive match play.

This Play Day will include divisions for our Smashers, Future Aces and Rising Stars classes. The cost is $20 per student, and $10 for each additional family member.

October 11th (Sunday) – Field Trip to Women’s All-American Championships

Every year in October, the Riviera Tennis Club hosts the Women’s All-American Tennis Championships at their location in Pacific Palisades.  NJTP will be making a field trip for our students to go and watch the finals matches (singles and doubles) on Sunday, October 11th.  We will be carpooling from El Cariso Park, leaving at 10:00am sharp!

This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss — you’ll get to see top college players competing in a world-class venue!  There is no charge for this event, but space is limited, so sign up soon!

Contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231 to sign up.  We need drivers, so let us know if you can help!

October 3rd (Saturday) – Fall Lightning Tournament

Our next lightning tournament will be on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up starts at 1:00pm and play will begin shortly after that (but you can get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our tournaments are a lot of fun and are a great way to gain some competitive experience!  This tournament will have the following divisions:

  • Super Stars
  • Challengers III / Challengers IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The format in each division will be round-robin singles in the first round (maybe with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.  The tournament can last from 3 to 5 hours depending on how far you advance!

The entry cost is $15 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

September 12th (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

NJTP will be hosting another SSV tournament on Saturday, September 12th at 1:00pm at El Cariso Park.  See our SSV Tennis page for more information.

August 22nd (Saturday) – SSV Tournament

NJTP will be hosting an SSV tournament on Saturday, August 22nd, starting at 1:00pm at El Cariso Park.

SSV tournaments are fun, one-day local competitions where you play against other kids of similar skill level.  In order to play, you must have an SSV rating.  This event will be held on our home courts at El Cariso Park, and is expected to last approximately 3 hours.

You can find out more about the SSV program on our SSV Tennis page.

July 11th (Saturday) – Summer Lightning Tournament

Our next lightning tournament will be held on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up starts at 1:00pm and play will begin shortly after that (but you can get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our tournaments are a lot of fun and are a great way to gain some competitive experience!  This tournament will have the following divisions:

  • Super Stars / Challengers III
  • Challengers IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The format in each division will be round-robin singles in the first round (maybe with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.  The tournament can last from 3 to 5 hours depending on how far you go!

The entry cost is $15 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

June 27th (Saturday) – Play Day!

NJTP’s next Play Day will be on Saturday, June 27th.  Our Play Day events provide fun, low-intensity competition for players who are just beginning to experience competitive match play.

Note: Times will be announced shortly, so check back soon for more updates!

This Play Day will offer the following divisions:

Lobbers (7 & Under)

Matches will be played on a 36′ court using foam and red balls.

Rising Stars (8 & Up Beginner Level)

Matches will be played on a 60′ court using orange balls or green dot balls (depending on skill).

Smashers and Future Aces (8 & Up Novice Level)

Matches will be played on a 36′ court using red balls.

Super Stars (8 & Up Pre-Intermediate)

Matches will be played on a full-size court using green dot balls.

NJTP’s Play Days are open to all players of the appropriate age levels (not just NJTP students), so bring your friends and family too!

Cost – The entry fee for all divisions is $20 for NJTP members and $25 for non-members, and includes a T-shirt, snacks and tennis balls.  A trophy will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in each division.

Location – Meet us at El Cariso Park by the lower courts, a few minutes prior to the start time for your division.

Sign Up Deadline – Please sign up by Wednesday, June 24th in order to guarantee your spot.  You can download an application form by clicking the link below; just print it out and mail it with your payment.  Or, bring it by the courts when class is in session.

Download Application Form

Call Rudy for more information at 818-294-2671, or email us at Njtp4kids2009@yahoo.com.

June 16th – July 23rd (6 Weeks) – National Junior Tennis and Learning Days

The Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program (NJTP) is once again teaming up with USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning program (NJTL) to provide 6 weeks of low-cost tennis classes over the summer.

These classes are open to all kids aged 8 through 17 at the novice level (those who have never had any tennis classes or tennis playing experience before).

Classes will be held from 9:00-11:00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on June 16th and ending with the last class on July 23rd.

Then on Wednesday, July 29th, join us at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center for a tennis festival!  This event lasts from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  We’ll play an assortment of tennis games, and lunch will be provided as well.  Parents must provide their own transportation to/from the event.

The cost is only $10 for the entire 6 weeks.

You can sign up at our June 2nd regular registration / orientation time, or you can register on June 16th at the first day of class.  Ask for Ruben or Rudy at court #1 (closest to Hubbard St.)

May 22nd through 31st, 2015 – Session Break

For Memorial Day week, classes will be on break from May 22nd through 31st (that’s Memorial Day weekend and the week after).  The next class session begins on June 1st.

For that week, instead of our regular class schedule, we will have some special events which all NJTP parents and students are invited to attend:

  • Monday, May 25th – Memorial Day holiday.  No class instruction.
  • Tuesday, May 26th – Serve, Stroke & Volley (SSV) testing.
  • Wednesday, May 27th – Parents’ Meetings and continued SSV testing.
  • Thursday, May 28th – No class instruction.
  • Friday, May 29th – Parents’ Meeting  and continued SSV testing.
  • Saturday, May 30th – No class instruction.
  • Monday, June 1st – Classes resume on the normal schedule.

Note: See below for times and class levels for each event.

Serve, Stroke & Volley (SSV) Testing

NJTP is proud to bring Serve, Stroke & Volley (SSV) testing to our program!  How good are you?!  Come out and get tested, and then compete against other players at a similar skill level!

The SSV test measures a player’s ability in the 5 basic tennis strokes (forehand/backhand groundstrokes, forehand/backhand volleys, and serve). The test takes about 10-15 minutes, and gives each player a rating that is based only on tennis ability, regardless of age or gender.

Once you have your SSV rating, you can compete with players at a similar skill level at local clubs around the San Fernando Valley.  Come get tested, find out how good you really are, and rank yourself against other tennis players!

Testing will be done Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of the break week, at the following times:

  • Tuesday, May 26th, 4:30pm – 8:30pm – SSV testing for students in Rising Stars, Super Stars, Challengers 3/4, Competitors 5 and Achievers classes.
  • Wednesday, May 27th, 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Continued SSV testing for Challengers 4, Competitors 5 and Achievers students.
  • Wednesday, May 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Continued SSV testing for Smashers, Future Aces and Rising Stars classes.
  • Friday, May 29th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Continued SSV testing for Challengers 3 and Super Stars classes.

Parents’ Meetings

Also during the break week, we will hold parents’ meetings, which all parents are encouraged to attend.  In these meetings, we will discuss a variety of topics related to your child’s tennis development, including:

  • 10-and-under tennis (for novice/beginner level class meetings).
  • How and why to start playing tournaments, what are the different kinds of tournaments, etc.
  • NJTP’s Pathway to Success and how it can enable you and your child to achieve your goals with tennis.
  • How to receive and improve your tennis ranking.
  • NJTP’s “Courts to College” motto and how it can benefit you.

Here is the schedule for the meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 27th, 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Parents’ meeting for Challengers 4, Competitors 5 and Achievers classes.
  • Wednesday, May 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Parents’ meeting for Smashers, Future Aces and Rising Stars classes.
  • Friday, May 29th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Parents’ meeting for Challengers 3 and Super Stars classes.

May 1st through 3rd – NJTP Junior Satellite Tournament

NJTP is hosting its annual USTA junior satellite tournament at El Cariso Park, from Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

This is a great way for NJTP students to gain tournament experience right here on our home courts!  The divisions are as follows:

  • Satellite Boys & Girls Singles (8yrs and under) 36′ Court / Red Ball
  • Satellite Boys & Girls Singles (10yrs and under) 78′ Court / Green Ball
  • Satellite Boys & Girls Singles (12s, 14s, 16s and 18s)

Registration Dates: Registration begins on March 1st, and you must sign up on or before April 26th.  Draws will be posted on April 28th.

Cost: The entry fee is $41.35 (NJTP students who enter will receive a $20 rebate!)

All players need a USTA membership current through the end of the tournament.  Click here to renew or sign up with USTA.

To register for the tournament, use the link below:

NJTP Junior Satellite Registration Page

Or go to tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/ and look up tournament number 651719515.  Hope to see you there!

April 26 (Sunday) – NJTP Fundraiser Bike/Walk/Run With St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

As a nonprofit organization, NJTP relies on donations in order to pay for our coaches, tennis balls, equipment and other costs.

Our once-a-year fundraiser is crucial to our success.  The money we raise helps us offset our costs for the coming year, and allows us to offer discounts to many families who are unable to pay for classes due to the loss of a job, loss of their home or both.

On April 26, 2015, we’re teaming up with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels to take part in their 20th annual Walk/Bike-A-Thon event in Santa Monica.  A portion of your donations will also benefit the Meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot, nutritious meals to home-bound seniors every day.

For each participant who raises $300 or more in donations to NJTP, we will cover your entry fee to the event, and you will receive a discount on your NJTP class fees for one year (for one child or for yourself).  The discount amount is 30% to 50%, depending on the level of donations you raise.  It’s a great deal, and it’s supporting two great causes!

For more information, see our Fundraiser 2015 page below:

NJTP Fundraiser 2015

For any questions, contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

Note: The sign-up deadline is Sunday, April 5th, 2015 — please send in your application by then!

April 12th, 18th and 19th – Hiking / Bike Training

NJTP will hold three training events in April, to help you prepare for our bike/walk/run fundraiser.  Each event is expected to take about 3 hours total.  Please bring a bagged lunch.

Here is the schedule of training events:

1. April 12th (Sunday) – Monrovia Falls Hike

This is an easy 4-mile hike.  A park fee of $5 per vehicle applies.  We will meet at El Cariso Park at 1:00pm to carpool to the hike.

2. April 18th (Saturday) – Echo Mountain Hike

This is a challenging / strenuous 5-mile hike.  Meet at El Cariso Park at 1:00pm to carpool to the hike.

3. April 19th (Sunday) – Azusa Bike Ride

This is a moderately strenuous event, consisting of a 16-mile bike ride and a hike of approximately 2 miles.  Meet at El Cariso Park at 1:00pm to carpool to the training location.

To sign up or request additional information, please contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

April 4th (Saturday) – Spring Lightning Tournament

Our next lightning tournament will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at El Cariso Park.  Sign-up starts at 1:00pm and play will begin shortly after that (but you can get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our tournaments are a lot of fun and are a great way to gain some competitive experience!  This tournament will have the following divisions:

  • Super Stars / Challengers III
  • Challengers IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The format in each division will be round-robin singles in the first round (maybe with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.  The tournament can last from 3 to 5 hours—it all depends on how far you go!

The entry fee is $15 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

March 7th (Saturday) – Play Day!

NJTP’s next Play Day will be on Saturday, March 7th.  Our Play Day events are low-intensity and are intended for players who are just beginning to experience competitive match play.

This event will have the following divisions:

Lobbers (7 & Under) – 11:00am to 12:00pm

Matches will be played on a 36′ court using foam and red balls.

Rising Stars (8 & Up Beginner Level) – 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Matches will be played on a 60′ court using orange balls or green dot balls (depending on skill).

Smashers and Future Aces (8 & Up Novice Level) – 1:45pm to 3:15pm

Matches will be played on a 36′ court using red balls.

Super Stars (8 & Up Pre-Intermediate) – 1:45pm to 3:15pm

Matches will be played on a full-size court using green dot balls.

NJTP’s Play Days are open to all players of the appropriate age levels (not just NJTP students), so bring your friends and family too!

Cost – The entry fee for all divisions is $20 for NJTP members and $25 for non-members, and includes a T-shirt, snacks and tennis balls.  A trophy will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in each division.

Location – Meet us at El Cariso Park by the lower courts, a few minutes prior to the start time for your division.

Sign Up Deadline – Please sign up by Wednesday, March 4th in order to guarantee your spot.  You can download an application form by clicking the link below; just print it out and mail it with your payment.  Or, bring it by the courts when class is in session.

Download Application Form

Call Rudy for more information at 818-294-2671, or email us at Njtp4kids2009@yahoo.com.

January 31st (Saturday) – Winter Lightning Tournament

Our next lightning tournament is just around the corner—it will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at El Cariso Park.  The tournament will start at 1:00pm (but get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our tournaments are a lot of fun and are a great way to gain some competitive experience!  This tournament will have four divisions:

  • Super Stars
  • Challengers III / IV
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The format in each division will be round-robin singles in the first round (sometimes with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.  The tournament is expected to last about 3 to 3-1/2 hours, but might go longer if we get really close matches in the later rounds!

The entry fee is $15 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

January 10th – 18th, 2015 – Southern California Men’s Professional Futures Tournament

Come see the future of men’s professional tennis at this week-long event at El Dorado Park Tennis Center in Long Beach!  This Futures tournament is part of the USTA Pro Circuit, which provides an opportunity for top-ranked juniors and college players to gain the ranking points they need in order to compete on the major pro tours.

Matches will be going on all week, and Saturday is Kids’ Day starting at 10:00am with on-court games and activities, prizes and fun!  Then stay for the singles semifinals at 11:00am.

See the flyer below for full details:

SoCal Men’s Pro Futures Flyer

December 6th through 20th, 2014 (Saturdays) – NJTP Winter League

NJTP’s winter league is back!  Join us for some fun, competitive team match play.

The league will be held at El Cariso Park on three Saturdays: December 6th, 13th and 20th, with a pot-luck holiday lunch on the 20th.

The cost and times vary by division — see details below.  The price covers all three play days, and includes tennis balls and an awesome NJTP league T-shirt!

Here are the costs and play times for each division:

  • Rising Stars and Super Stars – 11:15am to 12:45pm each Saturday.  Cost is $30 (note–corrected price) for all three days.
  • Smashers and Future Aces – 1:00pm to 2:15pm each Saturday.  Cost is $25 (note–corrected price) for all three days.
  • Challengers III and IV, Competitors V, Achievers and Adults – 2:30pm – 4:30pm each Saturday.  Cost is $40 for all three days.

Note: A discount of 50% off is applied for additional family members.

On the last Saturday, December 20th, we will have a pot luck lunch starting at 4:00pm.  Please sign up to bring drinks, salads, entrees or desserts!

The sign-up deadline is December 3, 2014.  You can sign up at class, or click below to download the application form:

Winter League 2014 Sign-Up Form (Updated 11/22/2014 to correct prices)

December 21st, 2014 through January 11th, 2015 – Winter Holiday Break

This year, December 20th (Saturday) will be our last day of classes and winter league for the year.  We’ll be on break from December 21st through January 11th, and classes will resume on Monday, January 12th, 2015.

October 25th (Saturday) – Fall Lightning Tournament

Our next lightning tournament is coming up on Saturday, October 25th at El Cariso Park.  We’ll begin at 1:00pm (but get there earlier to warm up if you want).

Our tournaments are a lot of fun and are a great way to gain some competitive experience!  This tournament will have four divisions:

  • Challengers III/IV
  • Super Stars/Rising Stars
  • Competitors V / Achievers
  • Adults

The format in each division will be round-robin singles in the first round (sometimes with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.  The tournament is expected to last about 3 hours, but might go longer depending on how competitive the final rounds are!

The entry fee is $15 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

October 10th and 17th (Fridays) – Testing Days

Friday, October 10th will be reserved for testing for Challenger III students and below.  The following Friday, October 17th, will be reserved for Challenger IV students and above.  Students must get approval from their daily coaches.  The cost is $10.00.  Please call the office at (818) 294-2671 to make an appointment.

October 5th (Sunday) – Riviera Club Field Trip

Would you like to see what college tennis players look like?  The Riviera Tennis Club is holding its annual Women’s All-American Championship tournament on Sunday, October 5th starting at 11:00am.

NJTP will be attending the singles and doubles final matches.  We will be carpooling from El Cariso Park at 10:00am sharp.  Drivers will be needed.  This is a free event and you’ll get to see some great tennis.  Contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231 to sign up.

September 27 (Saturday) – Play Day!

NJTP’s next Play Day will be on Saturday, September 27th.  Our Play Day events are low-intensity and are intended for players who are just beginning to experience competitive match play.

There will be three divisions at this event:

  • Lobbers – 10:00am to 11:00am.  Matches played on a 36′ court.

NJTP’s Play Days are open to all players (not just NJTP students), so bring your friends and family too!

Cost – The entry fee for all divisions is $20 for NJTP members and $25 for non-members, and includes a T-shirt, snacks and tennis balls.  A trophy will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in each division.

Location – Meet us at El Cariso Park by the lower courts, a few minutes prior to the start time for your division.

Sign Up Deadline – Please sign up by Wednesday, September 24th in order to guarantee your spot.  You can download an application form by clicking the link below; just print it out and mail it with your payment.  Or, bring it by the courts when class is in session.

Download Application Form

Call Rudy for more information at 818-294-2671, or email us at Njtp4kids2009@yahoo.com.

August 17th, 23rd and 24th – Riviera Summer Tennis Camp

The Riviera Tennis Club is hosting their annual summer tennis camp for three days in August.  Each day will be for a different class, as follows:

  • August 17th – Super Stars and Challengers III
  • August 23rd – Challengers IV
  • August 24th – Achievers

The camp starts at 11:00am and ends at 4:00pm each day.  Each day provides a solid set of tennis drills, games and fitness exercises for the students.

Space is limited, so sign up soon!

July 12th (Saturday) – Summer Lightning Tournament

NJTP’s summer lightning tournament will be held on Saturday, July 12th at El Cariso Park.  We’ll begin at 1:00pm (but get there earlier to warm up if you want).

NJTP’s lightning tournaments have four divisions: Challengers IV, Super Stars/Challengers III, Achievers and Adults.  Our tournaments are a lot of fun and a great way to gain some competitive experience!

The format in each division will be round-robin singles in the first round (sometimes with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.  The tournament is expected to last about 3 hours, but might go longer depending on how competitive the final rounds are!

The entry fee is $15 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to NJTP’s tournament fund.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

June 24th – July 30th (6 Weeks) – National Junior Tennis and Learning Days

The Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program (NJTP) is once again teaming up with USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning program (NJTL) to provide 6 weeks of low-cost tennis classes over the summer.

These classes are open to all kids aged 8 through 17 at the novice level (those who have never had any tennis classes or tennis playing experience before).

Classes will be held from 9:00-11:00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on June 24th and ending with the last class on July 29th.

Then on Wednesday, July 30th, join us at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center for a tennis festival!  This event lasts from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  We’ll play an assortment of tennis games, and lunch will be provided as well.  Parents must provide their own transportation to/from the event.

The cost is only $10 for the entire 6 weeks.

You can sign up at our June 4th regular registration / orientation time, or you can register on June 24th at the first day of class.  Ask for Ruben or Rudy at court #1 (closest to Hubbard St.)

June 28th (Saturday) – Play Day / Quick-Draw Tournament

NJTP’s next play day tournament is coming up on Saturday, June 28th!  This is a low-intensity event, so it’s perfect for those players who are just beginning to experience competitive match play.

There will be three divisions:

  • Novice Level – 10 & Under and 11 & Up groups.  Start time is 11:15am, lasting until 12:30pm.  Matches will be played on a 36′ court in round-robin format.
  • Rising Stars / Super Stars Level – Play starts at 11:15pm, continuing until 1:15pm.  Matches to be played on a 60′ court, in round-robin format.
  • Challengers III / Challengers IV / Competitors V / Achievers / Adults Level – Play begins at 1:00pm and goes until 3:00pm.  Round-robin “quick-draw” format.

The tournament is open to all players (not just NJTP students), so bring your friends and family too!

Cost – The entry fee for all divisions is $20 for NJTP members and $25 for non-members, and includes a T-shirt, snacks and tennis balls.  A trophy will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in each division.

Location – Meet us at El Cariso Park by the lower courts, a few minutes prior to the start time for your division.

Sign Up Deadline – Please sign up by Wednesday, June 25th in order to guarantee your spot.  You can download an application form by clicking the link below; just print it out and mail it with your payment.  Or, bring it by the courts when class is in session.

Download Application Form

Call Rudy for more information at 818-294-2671, or email us at Njtp4kids2009@yahoo.com.

June 8th (Sunday) and

June 29th (Sunday) – Riviera Fun Days!

Students in the Challengers III, Challengers IV and Achievers classes are encouraged to join us on one or both of these days, for an afternoon of instruction and match play at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades.

This is a free event for those who qualify to attend, and it’s a great opportunity to learn and play at this prestigious tennis club.  Space is limited, so please sign up soon!

The event runs from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on each of the two days, and we will meet at El Cariso Park at 1:00pm to carpool to the tennis club.

Tennis attire is a must!  Also, we need drivers!  If you can help, please contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

May 5 (Monday) – PAL Ladies’ Doubles Tournament / Luncheon

On May 5th, Parents Against Leukemia (PAL) is hosting a ladies’ doubles tournament and luncheon, to benefit their program to eradicate childhood leukemia.

For more information and to sign up, click the link below:

Parents Against Leukemia Tennis Tournament 2014

May 2-4 – NJTP Junior Satellite Tournament

NJTP is hosting its annual USTA junior satellite tournament at El Cariso Park, from Friday March 2nd through Sunday March 4, 2014.

This is a great way for NJTP students to gain tournament experience right on our home courts!  The divisions are as follows:

  • Satellite Boys & Girls Singles (8yrs and under) 36′ Court / Red Ball
  • Satellite Boys & Girls Singles (10yrs and under) 78′ Court / Green Ball
  • Satellite Boys & Girls Singles (12, 14, 16 and 18s)

Deadline: Entries are open now through April 27th at 9:00pm.  Draws will be posted on April 28th.

Cost: The entry fee is $41.35 (NJTP students who enter will receive a $20 rebate!)

All players need a USTA membership current through the end of the tournament.  Click here to renew or sign up with USTA.

To register for the tournament, click this link or go to tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/ and look up tournament number 651719514.  Hope to see you there!

April 27 (Sunday) – NJTP Fundraiser Bike/Walk/Run With St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

As a nonprofit organization, NJTP relies on donations in order to pay for our coaches, tennis balls, equipment and other costs.

Our once-a-year fundraiser is crucial to our success.  The money we raise helps us offset our costs for the coming year, and allows us to offer discounts to many families who are unable to pay for classes due to the loss of a job, loss of their home or both.

On April 27, 2014, we’re teaming up with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels to take part in their annual Walk/Bike-a-Thon event in Santa Monica.  A portion of your donations will also benefit the Meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot, nutritious meals to home-bound seniors every day.

For each participant who raises $300 or more in donations to NJTP, we will cover your entry fee to the event, and you will receive a 50% discount on your NJTP class fees for one year (for one child or for yourself).  It’s a great deal, and it’s supporting two great causes!

For more information or to sign up, contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

Note: The sign-up deadline is April 12th, 2014 — please send in your application by then!

April 26 (Saturday) – NJTP Spring Lightning Tournament

NJTP’s next lightning tournament will be held on Saturday, April 26th at El Cariso Park.  Play starts at 1:00pm (you can get there earlier to warm up if you want).

NJTP’s lightning tournaments have four divisions: Challengers IV, Super Stars/Challengers III, Achievers and Adults.  Our tournaments are a lot of fun and a great way to gain some competitive experience!

The format for each division is round-robin singles in the first round (sometimes with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.  Our tournaments generally last about 3 hours, but sometimes go longer depending on how competitive the final rounds are!

The cost is $15 per player ($10 for each additional family member) and includes tennis balls and a trophy for the champion and finalist in each division.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike, so please bring your friends and family if they want to play too!

For more information, contact Steve Tscherne at 818-434-9231 or stevetscherne@yahoo.com.

April 5 (Saturday), 12:00pm – 5:00pm – UCLA vs Stanford Tennis Showdown!

Come with us to watch an afternoon of live college tennis action at UCLA!  The Bruins are hosting the Cardinals at the LA Tennis Center on the UCLA campus in Westwood.  Play is scheduled to run from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Admission is free, and NJTP is providing bus transportation to and from the event.  Lunch will also be provided.  The bus will leave from El Cariso Park at 12:00pm sharp on Saturday!  Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for boarding the bus.

Seating is limited, so sign up early to guarantee your spot!  To sign up or to get more information, call (818) 294-2671.

(Note — there will be no beginner’s class on Saturday April 5th due to this event.)

March 30 (Sunday), 2:00pm -5:00pm – Riviera Fun Day!

The Riviera Tennis Club is hosting another day of tennis instruction, games and fun at their facility in Pacific Palisades.

This is an intermediate to advanced-level event, and is open to NJTP students in the Challengers III, Challengers IV and Achievers classes.  It’s a great opportunity to play and learn at a top-notch tennis club.  Space is limited, so please let us know if you would like to attend.

We will leave from El Cariso Park at 1:00pm sharp to carpool. Lunch will be provided.  Note — tennis attire is a must!

We need parents who can help us with transportation — if you can drive a few students in your car, please let us know!

For questions and to sign up, contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

March 29 (Saturday) – Play Day / Quick-Draw Tournament

On Saturday, March 29th, NJTP will be holding our next tournament play day.  This is a one-day event, with the following divisions:

  • Novice Level – 10 & Under and 11 & Up groups.  Start time is 11:30am, lasting until 1:00pm.  Matches will be played on a 36′ court in round-robin format.
  • Rising Stars / Super Stars / Challenger III Level – Play starts at 12:00pm, continuing until 2:00pm.  Matches to be played on a 60′ or full-size court, in round-robin format.
  • Challenger IV / Achievers / Adults Level – Play begins at 1:00pm and goes until 3:00pm.  Round-robin “quick-draw” format.

The tournament is open to all players (not just NJTP students), so bring your friends and family too!

Cost – The entry fee for all divisions is $20 ($10 for each additional family member), and includes snacks, tennis balls and a trophy for the winner and runner-up in each division.

Location – Meet us at El Cariso Park by the lower courts, a few minutes prior to the start time for your division.

Sign Up Deadline – Please sign up by Wednesday, March 26th in order to guarantee your spot.  You can download an application form by clicking the link below; just print it out and mail it with your payment.  Or, bring it by the courts when class is in session.

Download Application Form

Call Annie for more information at 818-294-2671, or email us at Njtp4kids2009@yahoo.com.

February 1, 2014 (Saturday), 1:00pm – Winter Lightning Tournament

We’re having our next lightning tournament on Saturday, February 1st at El Cariso Park, starting at 1:00pm (players are advised to get there 10-15 minutes early if they want to warm up before playing).

NJTP’s lightning tournaments have four divisions: Challengers IV, Rising Stars/Challengers III, Achievers and Adults.  Our tournaments are a lot of fun and a great way to hone your competitive skills!

The format for each division is round-robin singles in the first round (sometimes with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.

The tournament is open to everyone — NJTP members and non-members are welcome, so bring your friends and family!

The entry fee is $15.00 (and just $10.00 for additional family members). Trophies will be awarded to the champion and finalist in each division.

December 21, 2013 – Play Day / Quick-Draw Tournament and Toy Drive

On Saturday, December 21st, NJTP will be holding a one-day tournament play day, with the following divisions:

  • Novice Level – 10 & Under and 11 & Up groups.  Start time is 11:30am, lasting until 1:00pm.  Matches will be played on a 36′ court in round-robin format.
  • Rising Stars / Super Stars / Challenger III Level – Play starts at 1:30pm, continuing until 3:00pm.  Matches to be played on a 60′ or full-size court, in round-robin format.
  • Challenger IV / Achievers / Adults Level – Play begins at 3:00pm and goes until 5:00pm.  Round-robin “quick-draw” format.

The tournament is open to all players (not just NJTP students), so bring your friends and family too!

Cost – The entry fee for all divisions is $25 ($15 for additional family members), and includes snacks, tennis balls and a trophy for the winner and runner-up in each division.

Christmas Toy Drive – if you donate a toy (valued $10 or more), you will receive a $10 discount off the $25 entry fee (or $5 off for additional family members).  Please bring your toy with you when you turn in your application and payment (December 20th at the latest).

Location – Meet us at El Cariso Park by the lower courts, a few minutes prior to the start time for your division.

Sign Up Now – You can download an application form by clicking the link below; just print it out and mail it with your payment.  Or, bring it by the courts when class is in session.

Download Application Form

Call Annie for more information at 818-294-2671, or email us at Njtp4kids2009@yahoo.com.

September 28 (Saturday), 1:00pm – Tennis Festival!

On Saturday, September 28th, NJTP is hosting a Tennis Festival! This is an NJTP / NJTL / USTA youth play day for beginner and novice-level students.

The Tennis Festival includes some tennis match play experience in a non-competitive setting, and we’ll have other fun activities as well.

There is no charge for this event, and it’s open to NJTP members as well as non-members.

The Tennis Festival will be held on the tennis courts at El Cariso Park. Please arrive by 1:00pm or a little before to get registered, and match play will go until approximately 3:00pm.

October 26 (Saturday), 1:00pm – Fall Lightning Tournament

NJTP’s next quarterly lightning tournament is on Saturday, October 26th at El Cariso Park, starting at 1:00pm (players are advised to get there 10-15 minutes early if they want to warm up before playing).

NJTP’s lightning tournaments have four divisions: Challengers IV, Rising Stars/Challengers III, Achievers and Adults. Our tournaments are a lot of fun and a great way to hone your competitive skills.

The format for each division is round-robin singles in the first round (sometimes with some doubles), and then one or more single-elimination rounds of singles play.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike — so bring your friends and family! The entry fee is just $10.00. Trophies will be awarded to the champion and finalist in each division.

July 13 (Saturday), 1:00pm – NJTP Lightning Tournament

This quarter’s lightning tournament will have four divisions: Challengers IV, Rising Stars/Challengers III, Achievers and Adults.

NJTP’s lightning tournaments are a lot of fun and a great way to gain some competitive experience. The format for each division is round-robin singles in the first round (sometimes with some doubles), followed by one or more single-elimination rounds after that.

The tournament is open to NJTP members and non-members alike — so bring your friends! The entry fee is $10.00. Trophies will be awarded to the champion and finalist in each division.

June 2 (Sunday), 2:00pm – 5:00pm – Riviera Fun Day!

This is a day of tennis instruction and games at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades. All students in the Challengers III, Challengers IV and Achievers classes are encouraged to attend!

We will leave from El Cariso Park at 1:00pm sharp to carpool. Lunch will be included. Note — tennis attire is a must! Drivers are needed — please let us know if you can drive. For questions and to sign up, contact Steve Tscherne at (818) 434-9231.

June 1 – June 29, 2013 (Saturdays) – NJTP Summer League

Sign up now for NJTP’s summer league! It starts on Saturday, June 1st and goes for five Saturdays, the final day being June 29th. Play starts at 2:00pm each Saturday. Meet between the upper and lower courts at El Cariso Park.

The league includes all student levels from Rally Ball to Adults. The cost is $50 and includes trophies and T-shirt. On the last day (June 29th) we’ll have the greatest tacos and pot-luck lunch ever! (Tacos/rice/beans lunch will be provided, and parents are requested to bring some drinks/snacks as well.)

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