| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Students from across New York City will compete in New York Junior Tennis & Learning’s 28th Annual Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships – the premier event for scholastic tennis players in the city – from June 4-12.

For more than 40 years, NYJTL has provided year-round activities and tennis instruction to promote academic enrichment, giving students and their families educational services and guidance as they transition from elementary school through college acceptance. 

The tournament – which NYJTL first hosted in 1988 – provides the perfect opportunity for New York City’s junior tennis players to showcase their on-court talents. This year’s Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships will be held at the new Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in Crotona Park in the South Bronx,and is expected to draw more than 800 participants.

Over the course of nine days, 4th to 12th grade students from New York City Public, Private and Parochial schools will compete in 14 different Team and Individual Events. These events will include: Boys’ Varsity Singles, Boys Middle School Singles, Boys’ Elementary School Singles, Girls’ Varsity Singles, Girls’ Middle School Singles and Girls’ Varsity Doubles.

Additionally, a tournament committee will select numerous scholarship and award recipients, including the 2016 New York City Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity All-Star Tennis Teams.

The week culminates at the Cary Leeds Center with the Mayors Cup Tennis Festival & Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 12. Hundreds of tournament and program participants will enjoy the finals and festival, and there will also be an Elementary School Team competition.

The Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships is a free event for all participants. Each player receives a commemorative t-shirt in recognition of his or her participation.

This year’s Mayors Cup sponsors are: Disney; Montefiore Medical Center; New York Allergy & Sinus Centers; Verizon Wireless; EmblemHealth; Western Beef; and, Stack Velocity Sports Performance. Additional donations are being made from: Matt’s Munchies; HINT Water; and American Summits. Participants also will include New York Metro Parents and Stack Velocity Sports Performance.