TENNIS EDUCATION AND MENTORING

ages 7-18

Year-Round

New HYTEs’ flagship year-round enrichment program Tennis Education & Mentoring serves 40 students ages 7-18 from 16 New Haven Public Schools. Two-thirds of our scholars come from low-income households and one-third are from bilingual families. Full scholarships are provided to all participants. Our program combines tennis development, academic enrichment, and character building to equip students to succeed in both school and life. Our after-school program was created in 2008 by the Yale University varsity tennis coaches and has been under the auspices of New HYTEs since the fall of 2011. New HYTEs is a chapter of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Foundation’s National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Network.

Tennis

Tennis Development

Once per week, members of the Yale Men’s Tennis Team deliver on-court coaching, as well as academic tutoring and mentoring. We utilize the USTA youth progression model through four stages of tennis development, culminating in competitive play through the USTA’s Junior Team Tennis (JTT) league. Our JTT teams practice two additional days per week and play matches against other clubs on weekends. Through competition, we impact character building and positive choices by emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, positive efforts, resiliency, and learning to be one’s best in all facets of life.

Academics

Academic Enrichment

New HYTEs provides academic enrichment programs to our students four times per week during the school year. This is a critical component to our mission to put students on a pathway to post-secondary success. Staff and volunteer mentors from Yale and nearby schools including Hopkins provide homework assistance and coordinate fun group enrichment projects that enhance literacy and build life skills. New HYTEs staff communicate frequently with New Haven teachers to support the academic development and well-being of our scholars.