Cheltenham Youth Tennis (CYT) has only been running youth tennis programming for about a year and a half. But that hasn’t stopped the coaches and organizers from already realizing a dream.
“We want to support, encourage and celebrate the kids within our community,” said Kate Bruton, who runs programming through CYT. “We hope the children who participate with us will have a memorable experience.”
Bruton and CYT organizers provide affordable tennis opportunities for kids 5 and older in the Philadelphia suburb of Cheltenham. Since launching, they’ve taught hundreds of hours of tennis, taken trips to places many kids wouldn’t have otherwise seen, and helped with a lot of homework.
Most importantly, CYT has shown local kids how to have fun, respect one another and learn.
What is an NJTL?
The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Network consists of more than 350 nonprofit youth development organizations. The NJTL network provides free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 200,000 under-resourced youth.
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