2017 Schedule will be posted soon (3/14/17)
2016 TEN & UNDER TENNIS & MIDDLE SCHOOL TENNIS IS OPEN FOR SIGNUPS!
June 20 EXTENDED
Players Divided by Age & Ability Children are divided by age and ability across the courts in each camp-like setting. Each site will have a head coach and assistants to oversee the day's activities, beginning with warm-up, skill of the day, and practice, followed by 1/2 hr. of games for the Middle School players. Norma Comalli will direct the Lee program. Wilson Tan will direct the Lenox program.
NO TENNIS 4TH OF JULY!
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NO TENNIS 4TH OF JULY!
*Lee program will begin on Tues., July 5, due to 4th of July Holiday. After that all lessons will be on M/W.
**The weekday programs have a one week break for the Summer Tennis Academy 7/25-7/28.
All our coaches have received certification at USTA Coaching Clinics, including the USTA Ten & Under Coaching Workshop.
There are no residency requirements for Lee CTA programs.
TEN AND UNDER TENNIS introduces tennis to children based on age, physical size and ability. By modifying the court dimensions (36 feet or 60 feet in length), equipment (appropriately sized tennis racquets and red, orange or green balls), net height and scoring system, coupled with a play component, children develop better technical and point-playing skills.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TENNIS helps young teens progress quickly from beginner to full court competitive games. They receive an extra half hour of match play, plus many kids remain at the courts to play with their friends. Healthy outdoor fun and exercise! Learning tennis with their peers, many of these players go on to play high school JV or Varsity Tennis.
SCHOLARSHIPS are available, if you need financial assistance in order for your child to play. Don't hesitate to make a request! Just send a message to info@leecta,com. We'll send you an immediate reply. We can offer discounts to families enrolling more than one child or discounts for enrolling in multiple programs. Full scholarships are available, also.
LEE CTA MEMBERSHIP is optional for participation in youth programs, but very much appreciated if you decide to join. Children of Lee CTA Members receive 20%-50% discounts on all youth programs and special events.
DONATIONS of any size are always welcome to help us fulfill our mission - to provide faciities and affordable tennis for all! Donations are tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)3 tax exempt MA Corporation.
Lee CTA/ NJTL Philosophy
The Lee CTA Youth Tennis programs are run under the banner of
USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning
To reach NJTL Chapter status, we've had to maintain high standards for teaching tennis, offer an educational component, and stress SPORTSMANSHIP!
Children love a sport when they have fun with friends and love their coach!
A mix of group and private lessons, along with team competition is the best way to learn tennis!
Tennis is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends!
Competition is what keeps kids in the game!
USA TENNIS NJTL is a national team tennis program for kids. Its mission is to develop the character of young people through tennis, emphasizing the ideals and life of the legendary Arthur Ashe. All the on-court programs offered by the Lee NJTL Chapter promote this mission and are centered on team play and sportsmanship.
Every NJTL Chapter is required to have a learning component other than just tennis. The Lee CTA Chapter offers the National Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. CLICK HERE to learn more about the contest. The grand prize is a 2-day trip to the US OPEN for the child and a parent or guardian!
Coordination with Lee Youth Association (LYA) & Lenox Community Center Summer Rec Programs: The LYA runs its Summer Rec Program at the Lee Elementary School (LES), on the same campus as the Lee MS/HS tennis courts. LYA staff walk the children to the tennis courts and Lee CTA staff return the children to the school. The same cooperative effort exists at the Lenox CC, also on the same campus as the courts, with Lenox CC staff walking the children to and from the courts. This results in a great all-day camp for the kids, including tennis, at very affordable prices!