The NJTL Capacity Building Program, launched on the national level in late 2014, has now produced twenty-two new graduates, who have completed a rigorous program in organizational development. The Capacity Building program gives NJTL chapters the ability to strengthen and develop a roadmap for their organization to have a long-term impact. 

Through workshops, on-going intensive training, and expert guidance, local USTA Foundation NJTL chapters grow stronger and more sustainable. The Foundation has supported more than 70 NJTL chapters that have impacted thousands of kids as result of this program.

In 2021, the Foundation plans to launch a revised menu of resources available to support Capacity Building. More information forthcoming in Fall 2021.





Launched in 2014, the inaugural Capacity Building Cohort succeeded in assisting 29 chapters.

  • 76% of the 2014 Cohort increased their NJTL budget
  • 66% increased their NJTL Star Level
  • 5 chapters achieved the highest NJTL Star Level of Four Stars
  • Additional increases in weeks of programming, partnerships, participants and staffing
  • The cohort increased its capacity across 5 benchmarks measured annually for leadership capacity, learning capacity, management capacity, operational capacity and tennis capacity

Key Areas of Growth and Training

1. Organizational Identity

2. Strategic Thinking and Planning

3. Tennis & Educational Programming

4. Organizational Development

5. Human Capital

6. Evaluation & Assessment

Special thanks to the Manitou Fund: NMH Silo, ESPN, and Grace & Mercy Foundation for their incredible support.
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Learn more about the program by watching our Capacity Building Virtual Graduation. Join our partners in supporting the Capacity Building program by making a donation.