Thursday, May 19, 2011

New York Junior League Free Tennis Program For Roosevelt Island Kids 5-18 at the Octagon Courts Starting 3 PM Today - Just Bring Your Sneakers and a Smile

Image of Octagon Tennis Courts From RIOC

The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) is conducting a free tennis program for kids between the ages of 5-18 at Roosevelt Island's Octagon Tennis Courts beginning later today, Thursday May 19 and Friday May 20, from 3 -6 PM. Starting next week, the NYJTL Octagon Tennis Court program will be given on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-6 PM through June 24.  According to the NYJTL:
The NY Jr Tennis League's free tennis program for children aged 5 through 18 will roll out its new Spring format on Thursday, May 19th. at the Octagon Park courts. The Spring program, which will run until June 24th, will utilize the new "10 and Under Tennis" format promoted by the USTA. Court size and ball speed are scaled down for pint-sized participants. The overall tennis program will be offered for all ages of children, 7 to 18, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This season, there will be no Tuesday or Thursday programming hours. Programming on Wednesdays will also include 5 to 7 year olds from 3:30 to 5 PM.

Children do not need equipment, just sneakers and a smile! The NY Jr. Tennis League is made avaialble free of charge through the generosity of Council Member Jessica Lappin, Council Speaker Christina Quinn and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. For further information, call League headquarters at 718-786-7110 or log onto NYJTL.
More information on NYJTL Community Tennis Program here.

The NYJTL Roosevelt Island Octagon Tennis Court Program had been delayed from a May 2 start because the Courts were reserved for the use of a private school - the Chapin School until yesterday, May 18.

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