A.C.E. is designed to improve kids’ attitudes and behaviors around math, literacy and school climate, ACE is an out-of-school academic curriculum connected to the Common Core State and National Educational Standards and the sport of tennis. Activities encourage academic achievement, health and wellness and social and emotional skills. When combined with a tennis program, it provides children with important Developmental Assets.™
A.C.E. Benefits:
  • Provides an engaging multicultural approach that addresses the achievement gap.
  • Promotes social/emotional skills, health/wellness, and family involvement.
  • Teaches problem-solving strategies on and off the tennis court.
  • Includes fun and relevant learning activities.
  • Includes pre and post surveys to measure impact.
NJTL co-founder, Arthur Ashe once said: “I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments. That's no contribution to society. That [tennis] was purely selfish; that was for me.”
We invite your participants to express their thoughts on the impact of tennis and education in their lives.
Recipients are invited to New York City for Arthur Ashe Kids Day, a celebration of tennis in an interactive carnival setting at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Click here for the AAEC homepage
Each NJTL Chapter has free access to the NJTL LSC that utilizes tennis to empower youth with the skills, values and experiences they need to become responsible and successful citizens. Children participate in progressive activities with an opportunity to earn a certificate at each level.

Click here to download a free copy of the NJTL Life Skills Curriculum.
Each year the USTA Foundation offers scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Criteria for earning a scholarship includes:
  • Demonstrating academic achievement
  • Performing community/volunteer service
  • Participating in an organized youth tennis program (NJTL preferred)
  • Demonstrating financial need

The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is annually in February, with winners notified no late than June of the same year.

Click here for more information about scholarships.



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