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Building Champions for Life

We are a not-for-profit, after-school program serving the vibrant community of Harlem and beyond for over 50 years. Our mission is developing champions in tennis, education, and wellness.

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Nia Rose

It's impossible to put HJTEP’s importance into words. When I started, I was 14 and desperately needed a support system - I found it at HJTEP. I know that I can still lean on everyone I met there years later. We will always be connected!

—Nia Rose

Our Impact

HJTEP has served over 20,000 kids since 1972.  Our doors are open nearly 365 days a year teaching tennis as a tool for positive behavior and fitness, alongside educational programs that produce academic excellence, and emotional resiliency.

Share your support - help youth grow into leaders through a love of tennis.


of our student athletes graduate from high school


of our student athletes receive non-athletic financial aid to attend college


of our student athletes earn tennis scholarships to leading colleges


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