(617) 562-0900


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Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

McCormack Middle School, 315 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester, MA:
Tuesday - Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm.

For other sites (in East Boston, Brighton, Roslindale, and Roxbury) see here.


To improve the scholastic, character and physical development of urban youth by combining tennis instruction and academic support with a focus on life skills.

Young people, regardless of socio-economic background, deserve a chance in life. Tenacity taps the resources of the community to provide a winning combination of literacy, life-skills & tennis instruction that enables at-risk youth to succeed.


Tenacity Main Office
38 Everett Street
Boston, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Public Schools

Key Programs Offered: 

After-School Excellence Program (ASEP)

Working in close partnership with the Boston Public Schools, Tenacity’s After-School Excellence Program (ASEP) delivers an intensive three-year experience for middle school students. ASEP integrates literacy-based programming and supervised tennis activities in a structured, supportive environment. Our activities focus not only on building tennis and literacy skills but promoting resilience among young people facing challenges on the path to adulthood. Our literacy curriculum is aligned with state and city English Language Arts Frameworks, and aims to prepare our students for future academic success.

Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP): click the link for extensive details.

Alumni Services:

¨ Ongoing academic support and educational enrichment resources including tutoring, homework help, study skills workshops, and writing assistance
¨ Opportunities to earn college scholarship money
¨ SAT prep
¨ Assistance with the college process including the application, selection and financial aid processes
¨ Job, internship, volunteer and leadership opportunities
¨ Ongoing tennis opportunities
¨ Opportunities to serve as leaders and mentors for current ASEP students and in their communities
¨ Exposure to a new social and cultural experiences
¨ Fun, social and recreational alumni events & a positive peer network