Champions in tennis and in life
HJTEP offers participants opportunities and support to help them reach their highest potential through tennis, character building and education. We build champions in tennis and in life.
Champions in tennis and in life
HJTEP offers participants opportunities and support to help them reach their highest potential through tennis, character building and education. We build champions in tennis and in life.

Program Highlights

STILL HERE: PREPARING CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE (COVID-19 Response)

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2019 USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships

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Our Programs

Offer urban youngsters the chance to learn an unfamiliar sport and sharpen their skills on and off the courts.

Young girl playing tennis

Youth Tennis

HJTEP groups are based on age and ability.

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Education

Our players are hitting the books as well as the courts.

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Wellness

Four keystones - Fitness, Nutrition, Discipline and Fun.

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“Our son Donald (DJ) joined HTJEP 5 years ago as a Munchkin. Here he learned tennis fundamentals and the game of life. Through its educational offerings, HJTEP is also giving DJ the values to succeed as a student-athlete.”

— Alex and Don Smith

Impact at HJTEP

Over 10,000 students reached.

60% of program graduates have attended college.

Over 40 years of service.

90% graduation rate for high school level participants.

Graduates have attended top universities across the country including: Columbia, Dartmouth, Hampton, Harvard, Howard, Morehouse, New York University, Rutgers University, Syracuse University, Temple University and Tulane University.

What's Happening

2020 HJTEP SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

Hello HJTEP Families,


We hope all is well with you and your families.

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is not providing permits for Howard Bennett Tennis Courts. Unfortunately the ruling affects HJTEP Beginner's Day Camp. Much to our dismay, we will not be able to offer camp for Grass Roots I and II for the 2020 summer. We are truly sorry, as we will miss playing with our students.

Although NYC has entered Phase 2 of re-opening, HJTEP is anxiously awaiting for approval to conduct our Tournament Training Camp. We intend to conduct camp at Stadium Tennis Center, pending consent for play at the facility. Our staff is prepared to move forward, while adhering to Federal Guidelines and safety precautions to ensure a stress-free, healthy environment.

If we are able to have camp, our number of students will be decreased in comparison to previous years. HJTEP will only accept returning students at this time. Our potential start date will be July 6, 2020. We have extended the application deadline.

We apologize to our Grass Roots I and II students and look forward to seeing you in the Fall. We will continue to have our weekly Summer Zoom Work Outs.

HJTEP will continue to provide information as we receive updates. Thank you so much for your patience and continued support.

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