Raleigh Tennis Association is hosting a NJTL Essay Contest.  The contest is open to all 10U, 14U and 18U players living in the Raleigh area.  All entries submitted for the local contest will be forwarded to the USTA Foundation for national judging. National essay winners will be guests at the 2017 Kids’ Day at the US Open on Aug. 26.


The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network is a nationwide network of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTLs are unique because they offer a variety of on-court programming and also educational and life skill components designed to enhance a child’s overall development.

Founded in 1969, this growing network of tennis providers share similar values, ideals and goals by reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play tennis, instilling in  youngsters the values of leadership and academic excellence, and by giving all kids the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport.

​In addition to tennis, education and life skills are extremely important to the development of our youth. Which one of the three components above is most important to you, and how will it help you throughout your life?


Before submitting a hard copy or online entry, the NJTL Essay Contest Entry form below must be downloaded and either submitted online or handing in to your NJTL chapter leader. 


All submissions must be received by July 3rd.

Submissions can be mailed to:

Raleigh Tennis Association
PO box: 99217
Raleigh NC 27624

or emailed to Raleigh Tennis Association (njtl@raleightennis.com)


Local winners will be eligible for a prize package that include gifts from tennisbloc, Seven Oaks, Raleigh Racquet Club, NC State Fair, Atlantic Tire Championship, North Hills Club, Omega Sports, Love All Tennis, RTA Scholarships, and more..  To be eligible for these prizes, essays must be submitted directly to Raleigh Tennis Association for judging.