NJTL Education Programming


Life Skills Curriculum

Each NJTL Chapter has free access to the NJTL Life Skills Curriculum 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 the curriculum and child’s playbook. 



Academic Creative Engagement™ (A.C.E.) Curriculum

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.™


For more information about the ACE Curriculum and how to offer it to your NJTL program contact please contact our Junior Coordinator Carlin Murray (512) 443-1334 (ext. 212)


USTA Texas NJTL Whataburger Scholarship


USTA Texas and Whataburger are proud to offer the USTA Texas NJTL Whataburger Scholarship opportunity may be awarded to NJTL participants who are graduating seniors and/or past NJTL participants who are enrolled in two or four-year universities, and each recipient may be awarded up to $1,000.


USTA National Scholarships


The USTA Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who: 


  • Demonstrate academic achievement (3.0 minimum GPA)

  • Perform community/volunteer service

  • Participate in organized youth tennis program such as National Junior Tennis and Learning

  • Demonstrate financial need

The USTA Texas NJTL Art Contest is an opportunity for participants to express their love for tennis and their growth through the NJTL program in an artistic way. Participants have the opportunity to win tickets to the Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston where they will participate in a coin flip for one of the matches.


Contestants must create a piece of artwork that shows their favorite tennis memory. Art should be composed on a 8”x11” piece of paper. This participants are asked to compose a piece of art that shows when tennis makes them happiest. Artists may use any colorful medium, including markers, paint, pastels, colored pencils, crayon, digital art, or photography. The final piece of artwork must be two-dimensional and appropriate for mounting. Sculptural or three-dimensional pieces will not be eligible.


Contestants can compete in one of the six categories: Elementary School Girl and Boy, Middle School Girl and Boy, and High School Girl and Boy.

The 2021 NJTL Art Contest Application is now available!

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. 

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