Annual MLK Tournament | January 16, 2017

Since 1961, Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center (formally Sportsmen's Tennis Club) has welcomed youth and families from Boston's most challenged neighborhoods to find strength inside, a slogan that simultaneously speaks to the inner strength of our youth and families and our organizational ability to see and grow that strength. For nearly as long, we have come together on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to honor his work, his memory and his passion by reflecting on his work and investing in our youth and families.
Our Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tournament and Remembrance will include developmental tennis tournaments for our youngest players in the morning, followed by lunch and a remembrance by The Learning Center(TLC) at Sportsmen's students, and ending with an adult-junior tournament in the afternoon.
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Mayor's Cup Youth Tennis Tournament | Jul. 26

Boston’s summer tennis programs and City-owned courts enable young people to master the game in their own neighborhoods.  

Singles, doubles and quick start competitions will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the week according to age groups including 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under, and 18 and under. 

When: July 26, at 5pm

Where: Harambee Park, 950 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester.

Eligible Boston residents must pre-register for the tournament by July 26 at 5 p.m.

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Volley Against Violence | March 25

Join the Boston Police Tennis Program for a special night at Volley Against Violence.

Tennis, Fruit & Pizza, Family Fun & Fitness

NBC's "The Today Show" will be filming during the program, and they look forward to having as many youth & adylt participants as possible!

When: Friday, March 25 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Sportsmens's Tennis & Enrichment Center, 950 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA


FPTA Mixed Doubles | June 28 - August 9

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Like tennis? Like playing doubles? Come to mixed doubles with Franklin Park Tennis Association! You don't have to play every week. Just tell your captain what weeks work for you! You can join an existing team or start your own! FPTA Adult Leagues are intended to prove a simple, low-cost team to play format during the summer months. Perfect play opportunities for beginners, seniors, and players returning to tennis as well as experienced and frequent players!


When: Sundays, June 21st through August 9th


Where: Franklin Park Shattuck Grove Courts

N Jewish War Vets Dr., Jamaica Plain

To sign-up: or call (617)427-8900



(617) 562-0900


(617) 562-0911


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


Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center





Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 



To create an interracial setting where urban youth can develop a healthy, competitive spirit on and off the tennis court; to teach the value of teamwork as well as individual achievement; to encourage interaction and friendships between people from different backgrounds; to learn to win and lose gracefully; and most importantly, to be winners in life.


950 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrighment Center is open year-round, with 7 indoor and 7 outdoor courts, a clubhouse with showers, and classrooms for after-school and Saturday youth enrichment programs. Located on 4 acres adjacent to Harambee Park, there is free, off-street parking, easy access by public transportation, and the lowest adult membership rate – just $150 annually – of any comparable tennis club in Boston. Stop in for an assessment, to tour the Club, or to enroll for a clinic, camp or lesson.

Key Programs Offered: 

Ready Position: a comprehensive after-school academic enrichment program for children in grades K – 5. With a focus on early literacy and basic math, we strengthen the gateway subjects that allow children to thrive in any academic environment. Ready Position engages high school students as 1:1 tutors with younger students, under the direction of a licensed teacher and special educator.

Math*STARS: a program for students in grades 6 – 9, designed to build high-level math and science skills in urban students, run under a partnership with MathPOWER and Northeastern University. College students are engaged in 1:1 tutoring, under the direction of a MA Promise Fellow.

HEY (High Energy Young) Sister: a free Saturday-only program for girls ages 10 – 17, which helps girls explore health and wellness, financial literacy, social activism, healthy relationships, college and career exploration, and more.

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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