Youth League Tennis is a non-profit public benefit charitable 501 (c) 3 organization that was developed by Laura Bernstein-Kassirer, a former Wimbledon player, to provide kids ages 5-14 with local, quality, social youth tennis leagues. YLT provides the opportunity for all level players to compete with players of equal level in their own community. YLT is open to every child between the age of 5-14 and no child is turned away for lack of funds. Youth League Tennis runs 8-week tennis sessions in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall throughout California and Texas.
Participants are encouraged to work towards playing High School tennis and are introduced to quality tennis programs and tennis professionals in their community. YLT emphasizes sportsmanship and building self-esteem in youth through athletic success. We believe in coaching in a positive manner and encouraging youth to feel proud when they do their best! YLT’s policy is that no child is turned away for lack of funds! Our goal is to make sure All kids have the opportunity to have fun learning a sport they can play for a lifetime and to teach them the values they learn through working towards goals, failing and trying again, succeeding and doing their best! If you look at a High School Varsity Tennis team near a YLT location, there is a strong likelihood that every member of the team played YLT when they were younger. We value High School tennis players as role models for our youth and offer them the opportunity to volunteer and earn community service hours for assisting our coaches during league play help younger players in their community develop their passion for tennis during YLT.