NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS LEAGUE OF INDIANAPOLIS INC

Rating: 4.82 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: 911 E. 86th St Ste 31 Indianapolis IN 46240 USA

Mission: NJTL of Indianapolis seeks to develop the character of young people from all backgrounds through tennis, life skills, educational enrichment, and healthy living choices.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

NJTL is the whole package - the lessons learned on the tennis court reach far beyond the baseline. The fee to enroll in their programs allows children across all ecomonic sectors to particiapate. NJTL's founding principle was to teach life lessons through the game of tennis...and that is precisely what they still do today.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their office

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I participated in NJTL of Indianapolis from age 7 until 16. The years of experience taught me many things beyond hand-eye coordination. I learned patience and perseverance, because achieving an overhand serve from the baseline is not a task conquered in one lesson or one week. Integrity was instilled in me through line calls and scoring. As I got older, my passion for tennis continued to blossom. In 6th grade I made my middle school's tennis team, and continued to varsity in high school. However, participating on the team not only furthered my skills as an athlete, but more importantly kept me out of trouble. My school dismissed students around 3pm, but my mom didn't get off work until 5pm. Thankfully, the social skills I learned from the positive role models at NJTL and the passion I gained for the sport, kept me on the tennis court and away from the peer pressures faced by an unsupervised teen.

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As stated in my review, the skills I gained from NJTL helped me stay out of trouble through middle school and high school, and now I am happy to pursue my college education. It has not been an easy road, but neither was learning an overhand serve when I was 10. NJTL showed me the if you really want something, whether it is to be successful as an athlete or otherwise, you must exercise patience, perseverance, and determination.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would provide them with their own facility. Currently, NJTL doesn't have a tennis center/gym of their own. It is fabulous that they partner with schools, community centers, and racquet clubs to offer their services, but they are at the mercy of those establishments as far as resources and scheduling goes. I know they could better serve their clients with a place of their own. This economic climate may not be the time for such an expansion, but hopefully in the future NJTL will have this opportunity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

NJTL is a common denominator for over 40,000 people in our community. I think that is an incredible achievement for such a humble organization. I am impressed with the dedication of the staff and instructors and I am happy to serve in whatever little way I can to ensure that we reach the next 40,000 people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My wife was a past participant and I participate in the Board

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enhance our branding to ensure that our message and services adequately reach potential program participants.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What's great about NJTL of Indianapolis is the positive impact the organization has on so many children in the Indianapolis area. On the surface, NJTL of Indianapolis appears to be teaching kids tennis. But actually the program teaches children important life skills like confidence, teamwork, and honesty. The lessons that are learned on the tennis courts will certainly impact the participants for the rest of their lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the positive impact the program has on current participants as well as adults who attribute their current success to life skills learned from the program years ago.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the number of children it can serve every year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family loves NJTL! We have been involved with NJTL for almost 15 years. The tennis instruction is wonderful! It is a powerful combination of learning how to play and of loving the game. But NJTL is so much more than the sport. It is also about building your child's self-esteem, character, and developing healthy habits that will last a life-time. My son, who is now 20, loved NJTL so much that he has been an instructor or assistant instructor with NJTL the last 4 years. NJTL works with children from every background, from the poorest to middle class and above. It is wonderful experience for children and we highly recommend it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Developing my children's tennis skills and self-esteem.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make no changes. They are great!

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Rating: 5 stars  

NJTL is a phenomenal program. The ability for them to teach children despite socio-economic circumstances is a valuable trait that makes their program very unique. The lessons children can take out of their experiences with NJTL are life changing and helps build their character.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

tennis camps

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

plan more events for kids to learn and grow

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Rating: 5 stars  

There is nothing more rewarding than being able to give a child the ability to learn through teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work for such a low cost. The court is a great test of human behavior and NJTL does a wonderful job at emphasizing and teaching skills to children everyday that they cannot learn in a classroom alone. This organization deserves 5 stars at least for the Staff and program as a whole!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Participation

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hope to give them a bigger budget so that they could pursue their plans for the future.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an excellent organization. Both my kids have been involved with this program for many years. It provides fantastic tennis instructors that really care about the kids. The cost to participate is very low and the quality of help is very high. My kids couldn't wait to get to tennis. They also partner with the book mobile, and it helped spark my boys enjoyment of reading. I am very thankful that we found this organization. I really think it helped my boys develop both the love of tennis and reading.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My children developed the love of tennis and reading. They were able to get involved in an activity that got them out of the house.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have not had a bad experience with this program, so there isn't anything to change. They provide a great service at a ridiculously low price.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I am not really sure. We got involved so long ago.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It got my kids out of the house and involved in a sport.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

NJTL provides tennis instruction as well as education and lifeskills instruction. The program models pro-social values and builds character in the youth of Indianapolis.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

NJTL literature.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see the program grow in order to reach more of the future leaders in Indianapolis.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What would you tell others about this organization?

Please donate and help make a positve impact on the youth of Indianapolis!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter takes the tennis instructions at the league, and we are very satisfied with the quality of it. She shows some progress already, and she is very happy with the attitude and lnowledge of the instructors. She looks forward to every Sunday night. In addition, the instructions are very affordable. We definitely will get her sign up for the intermidiate and higher level in the future!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Increasing of tennis playing skills of my daughter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Don`t consider any changes.

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