Wrapping up the 2018 Winter Program
On Sunday, March 25, KCTL wrapped up our Indoor Winter Tennis Program! Based in Pratt Institute's Activities Resource Center (ARC) Building, this year's program was a huge success. Pratt's indoor tennis courts are located just outside of Bed-Stuy in Clinton Hill, a short distance from the five housing developments we serve. Winter lessons prioritized high-intensity tennis with an emphasis on form, placement, and consistency.
KCTL Hosts its Inaugural Team Challenge
On Tuesday, April 24, KCTL hosted a round-robin doubles tennis tournament at McCarren Park Tennis Center to benefit towards Kings County Tennis League's 2018 goals. These goals include the renovation of our Lafayette Gardens site, the enrichment of our tennis and life-skills program which will offer even more students the chance to benefit from extra sessions and the introduction of the new ACE Program focusing on the social and emotional development of our students.
KCTL’s Junior Board is Hosting a Fundraiser to Help Renovate Lafayette Gardens
On Friday, May 4, KCTL’s Junior Board is hosting their first fundraising event of the 2018 season. Spend Friday night at TBA in Brooklyn for a good cause—renovating the courts in Lafayette Gardens, a housing development in Bed-Stuy. First two drinks are on us!
Our goal is to renovate the Lafayette Gardens site to create a unique training facility for our students and the local community. The project will mean that all five KCTL sites have a physical tennis court and a permanent space for our students to hone their skills. We will build between three and five tennis courts of varying sizes to ensure all students can learn tennis at the same site, regardless of age and ability.
Where: TBA Brooklyn (395 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn)
When: 8:00pm - 11:00pm Friday, May 4
Tickets are $55 and are available below and at the door.
Starting up our new Pee Wee Program
KCTL is excited to announce that we are expanding our current programming with the addition of our new Pee Wee Tennis Program! Formed through a partnership with Brooklyn Kindergarten Society, this new program will offer four-year old BKS students at Sumner and Tompkins tennis classes midweek.
These 45 minute classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00AM - 12:00PM from now to November 1, 2018.
We're heading back to Lafayette Gardens, Marcy, Tompkins, Sumner, and Jackie Robinson
Season Opener: June 2 at all five KCTL sites. Can't wait to see you there!
Student Enrollment: Reserve a space for your child; register here.
Volunteer Registration: Are you around to inspire kids through tennis this summer? Let us know.
To prep for our summer season, KCTL is once again hosting our annual Play Days at three of our sites.
Play Day #1: 10:00AM - 12:00PM Saturday, May 5 at Jackie Robinson
Play Day #2: 10:00AM - 12:00PM Saturday, May 12 at Lafayette Gardens
Play Day #3: 10:00AM - 12:00PM Saturday, May 19 at Sumner
Starting June 2, we we will be enriching our female students with an all girls tennis and education class that will enable many girls to participate in tennis and life-skills lessons. Our goal is to increase female participation throughout our programming by engaging and empowering our female students.
This summer, we are developing our Upwing Program so that it will run at multiple sites during the week and on Saturday afternoons. The Upswing Program will enable many students to benefit from tennis and fitness sessions to improve technique, introduce strategy and matchplay scenarios and further their commitment to the sport. Through the Upswing Program we intend to have our first students compete in USTA sanctioned tournaments by the end of the year.