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The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Dallas Chapter was started by the DTA in 1978.

For over 30 years thousands of inner city and at-risk children have participated in this program. Each child is provided with all of the equipment he or she needs to play the game, from racquets to balls with loads of fun and learning.

There is more to this game than racquets and balls. Participants who excel can be rewarded in several ways; through one of the special awards given for outstanding play and sportsmanship, through a tennis scholarship or through free participation in the DTA junior development program called Slamjammers renamed in 2015 to Dallas Tennis and Education Academy.

Each summer the program teams up with Parks and Recreation Departments in Dallas and neighboring cities to offer free tennis programs to over 1,000 children. Students who excel in the program are invited to compete in an end-of-season City Championship with an opportunity to participate in NJTL Kid’s Day.

You can learn more about the NJTL program on the  USTA Foundation website.