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NJTL Chapter of the Year


The USTA Semiannual Meeting and Conference 



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 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.


NJTL Chapter of the Year


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.




Follows the Fall Awards Timetable - see Awards homepage for the standard timelines



Greg Frias



Formerly known as the USTA National Junior Tennis League Chapter of the Year Award and the USA Tennis NJTL Chapter of the Year Award.



The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) is a network of over 350 community based organizations serving tennis and education to over 225,000 youth participants. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) continues its tradition of honoring outstanding chapter work in tennis and youth development by presenting the annual NJTL Chapter of the Year Award to chapters that demonstrate extraordinary community leadership and excellence in youth tennis and education programming.  Each year the award criteria alternates to highlight chapters between two budget ranges. For 2018, chapters with a budget below $250,000 were eligible for nomination.




1978  Indianapolis

1979  Philadelphia

1980  Cleveland

1981  New Hampshire Seacoast

1982  Birmingham

1983  San Francisco

1984  Fargo

1985  Denver

1986  Chicago

1987  West Palm Beach

1988  St. Cloud

1989  Iowa City

1990  Salt Lake City

1991  Brookhaven

1992  El Paso

1993  Atlanta

1994  St. Louis

1995  Trenton

1996  Raleigh

1997  Bristol

1998  NJTL of San Francisco/Oakland

1999  NJTL of New Castle County

2000  USA Tennis NJTL Charleston

2001  Richmond Youth Tennis Center

2002  Tenacity, Inc.

2003  Washington Tennis & Education Foundation

2004  Dallas Tennis Association



Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis & Education

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation

Dallas Tennis Association

NJTL of Cedar Isle Estates in Apple Valley, MN



Washington Tennis & Education Foundation

Greater Miami Tennis Foundation

Capitol Region Youth Tennis Foundation/15-LOVE

Net Results Junior Tennis

Vamos!  NJTL of Albuquerque



Rising Stars of Kentucky

NJTL of Trenton

Dallas Tennis Association



City of Mobile New Lyons Park NJTL

NJTL of Indianapolis

MalaVai Washington Kids Foundation



City of Reading, Pa. Recreation Department

MACH Academy, Inc.

An Achievable Dream



R.A.L.L.Y: Racquet and Literacy League for Youth

New York Junior Tennis League

Saint Paul Urban Tennis



Central Texas Tennis Association

Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center

Lobs & Lessons



A's & Aces

Prince George's Tennis & Education Foundation

Olivencia Tennis



Tennis Success



Legacy Youth Tennis & Education



Gainesville Area Community Tennis Association, Inc.



East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring (EPATT)



MACH Academy, Inc. 


Danbury Grassroots Academy

See Local Awards