NJTL Chapter of the Year



The 2019 NJTL Chapter of the Year was awarded to Danbury Grassroots Academy during the 2019 USTA Semiannual Meeting & Conference in New York City on September 2, 2019. 



The NJTL Chapter of the Year criteria include: quality of on-court program, quality of management structure, involvement with other community organizations such as Schools, Parks, YMCA, YWCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, PALs, Boy/Girl Scouts, etc., support of the local business community and demonstration of financial sustainability.


All NJTL chapters submitting applications for the NJTL Chapter of the Year Award must have:

*Been a NJTL chapter for a minimum of three consecutive years prior to applying

*A current NJTL registration status

*A current USTA organization membership

*Not won the National level award within the past five years (since 2012); 



The pool of nominations comes from  NJTL Chapter leaders, USTA Volunteers, USTA Section staff and National staff. The nominator must submit a narrative to the Selection Committee outlining how the organization exemplifies the spirit of the award, including scope, depth, and impact of on-court and off-court programs: number of instructors, sites, number of youth participants, dosage of programming (# hours/week and # weeks/year). Whenever possible, documentation to help the committee demonstrate the organizations impact will be considered, including articles, brochures, letters of support or other informative documentation.
Click above to view a video highlighting the impact Danbury Grassroots Academy is having on the community they serve!
Legacy Youth Tennis & Education






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