The 21st Annual USTA Foundation NJTL Essay Contest presented by Deloitte launched on February 1, 2019.
At this time, no further submissions are being accepted.  Winners will be announced in August, be on the lookout for a press release and an updated post to this page.
As a point of reference, this year's question sought to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USTA Foundation's NJTL network.  The NJTL network is a nationwide network of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTLs are unique because they offer a variety of on-court programming and also educational and life skill components designed to enhance a child’s overall development.

Founded in 1969, this growing network of tennis providers share similar values, ideals and goals by reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play tennis, instilling in  youngsters the values of leadership and academic excellence, and by giving all kids the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport.

The question for the essay was, "This year marks the 50th anniversary of NJTL. What specific impact do you hope your chapter can make in your community today that you would want remembered 50 years from now?"
The NJTL Essay Contest presentd by Deloitte is a widely acclaimed educational tool. NJTL participants are asked to write essays answering a thought-provoking question requiring research and analysis.  Thousands of entries are received each year and 10 national winners (one boy and one girl from each age group) receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the US Open and to accept their awards at the NJTL Essay Awards Luncheon.