ages 7-18


New HYTEs serves over 100 New Haven students annually with after-school tennis and academic mentorship. 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.


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.


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.