NYC Youngsters try out for City Parks Foundation's Junior Tennis Academy
City Parks Foundation’s LACOSTE Junior Tennis Academy TryoutsFree
For talented local juniors hoping to become the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams, the road could begin at City Parks Foundation’s LACOSTE Junior Tennis Academy Tryouts on Saturday, May 17th with check in from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and tryouts beginning at 3:00 pm at the USTA/ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park. Fifty players between the ages of eight to 16 will be selected for the Academy, a free, six-week tournament-training program held from July – August.
“This is a specialized program that helps dedicated juniors develop into tournament-caliber players,” says Mike Silverman, Director of Sports for City Parks Foundation. “By offsetting training costs, we enable more urban youth in New York to develop their competitive skills, gain self-confidence and maximize their potential.” Since the Academy’s inception in 1986, hundreds of local juniors have earned college scholarships or USTA rankings, including several who have played in the US Open.
For an application to sign up for City Parks Foundation’s LACOSTE Junior Tennis Academy tryouts on May 17th or for more information on the program, please call 718-760-6999.
Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.