Hector Henry: Cricket + Soccer = Tennis

Tennis wasn’t the first sport Hector Henry fell in love with, nor the second. As a child in Jamaica in the 1940’s he and his friends spent many long hours playing cricket and soccer. He was even so gifted at soccer … Continued

Maria Sanz: “Love” at First Sight

Maria Sanz has been both a student of New York Junior Tennis & Learning and a teacher to young students picking up a racket for the first time. Based on the suggestion from her softball coach, Maria joined one of … Continued

Jeff Lawrence Prepares Bronx Youth for Mayors Cup

Beginning May 30, over 600 boys and girls from across New York City will compete in the nation’s largest scholastic tennis event: NYJTL’s 27th Annual Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Championship. Eight of those young players attend PS 100 in the Bronx, … Continued

Athneal Philip: A Recipe for Success

Athneal Philip used to serve up meals. Now he’s serving up success. Athneal is a tennis coach and site director at New York Junior Tennis and Learning. The Queens resident works with elementary students in the after-school ACES program at … Continued

Rodney Dinkins: Making a Difference in Kids’ Lives

Rodney Dinkins has traveled the world extensively. “The only place I have not been yet is the Far East,” says Dinkins, a former Account Manager for British Airways. “You meet different people, and see different ways of life.” The satisfaction … Continued

Sean Butler: Creating Healthy Minds and Bodies

The years spent in primary school are particularly important to children’s long-term educational success. Sean Butler recognizes how best to reach the students in the afterschool program at P.S. 146 in the South Bronx, educating them about proper nutrition and … Continued