This page offers various learning resources for NJTP students, their parents and anyone else who wants to get the most out of tennis!
Pathway to Success
For students interested in playing tennis in high school, college or beyond, NJTP’s Pathway to Success provides an overview of the steps you will need to take in order to achieve your goals.
NJTP uses the 10-and-Under tennis format for our beginner- and intermediate-level classes. Our 10-and-Under page discusses what this format is and why we feel it is essential for the development of young players.
Playing tournaments is an important part of a competitive tennis player’s development. Our Tournaments page contains information and resources to help you get started in playing junior tennis tournaments.
Serve, Stroke & Volley (SSV)
NJTP is proud to be taking part in the SSV program! SSV offers an ongoing series of local junior tournaments here in the San Fernando Valley, using a standardized tennis skills test to match up players of similar skill levels. Find out more about SSV on our SSV page below.
NJTP Parents’ Meeting
If you couldn’t make it to our parents’ meeting in January, you can view the slideshow here:
We plan to have more of these meetings in the future. Please let us know any additional topics you’d like to discuss!
Health Benefits of Tennis
Here is an article from Tennis Industry magazine describing the various health of benefits of tennis:
- Tennis helps you burn calories, increase strength and improve coordination
- Tennis builds alertness, concentration, and problem-solving skills
- It teaches social interaction skills, teamwork and sportsmanship
Read the full article by clicking the link below:
United States Tennis Association (USTA)
The USTA is the leading organization for promoting and developing tennis in the U.S. Membership in the USTA enables you to play in USTA leagues, tournaments and other activities.
USTA’s website contains a wealth of information on learning the game of tennis, improving your game, understanding the rules and more.
The link below contains the official rules of tennis, including the layout of the court, scoring, and more. It’s a must-read for all tennis players:
Tennis players should also be familiar with The Code, which gives unofficial rules and guidelines for dealing with many situations that come up during matches:
The Final Word is a USTA series that gives answers to tennis questions and situations that may be unusual or are confusing to many players:
USTA’s Instruction page offers great tips on improving various aspects of your tennis game:
You can use USTA’s new youth tennis websites to find local play days, junior tournaments and team play events in your area:
These sites also offer information on the 10-and-under (QuickStart) tennis format, which NJTP uses.
Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA)
Grand Slam Tournaments
There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments each year:
Indian Wells / BNP Paribas Open
The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells (near Palm Springs) is held in early March, and provides a fantastic opportunity for residents of the Greater L.A. area to see world-class tennis matches just a short drive away.
Visit the practice courts during the week and get an up-close view of your favorite top-ranked players hitting one-on-one with their trainers or other opponents.
Watching matches at the smaller courts at Indian Wells is awesome—you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. And you’ll see the biggest stars in tennis playing matches at the larger courts.
Other Professional Tournaments
The Association of Tennis Professionals or ATP (www.atpworldtour.com) is the leading men’s professional tennis organization, and runs major tournaments around the world.
The Women’s Tennis Association or WTA (www.wtatennis.com) is the leading organization for women’s professional tennis.
Intercollegiate Tennis Association
The ITA is the governing body for college tennis, and oversees NCAA, NAIA and junior college / community college tennis.
US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)
The USPTA is the world’s largest association of tennis-teaching professionals, and provides training and certification for tennis instructors.
International Tennis Federation
The International Tennis Federation is the governing body for world tennis, and runs the three major team competitions in tennis: the Davis Cup (men’s), the Fed Cup (women’s) and the Hopman Cup (mixed).
Steve Tscherne Memorial Tennis Complex Dedication
In August, a ceremony was held at El Cariso Park to dedicate the tennis court complex there in honor of NJTP founding member, coach and long-time president Steve Tscherne, who passed away late last year. A plaque and bench by the courts at Pioneer Park were also dedicated in honor of coach Jim Speir, who passed last year.
Parents’ Meeting Presentation
Our parents’ meetings last year were a big success! Thanks to all the parents and students who attended. For those who couldn’t make it, you can view the slide show presentation here:
Volunteer @ the NJTP!
Do you need community service hours? Or just have some extra time that you’d like to give back to the community? Ask how you can volunteer with our program! Just contact us via e-mail or phone to see how you can help.