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: 4 stars  

My children have been involved with NJTL for several years. They have always enjoyed the experience and their tennis games have improved. I think it will give them a sport they can play and love for decades. Thank you NJTL for providing the opportunity to participate.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Mom with a child who has ADHD. He does not do well in team sports and the Indianapolis NJTL has been so rewarding for my son. He has excelled in this program and a huge thanks goes out to all the great individuals at the NJTL.

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

The fact that my son has blossomed through the Indy program as a child with ADHD. He does not do well in team sports and the Indianapolis NJTL has been so rewarding for my son. The entire proram, instructors and volunteers have been wonderful.

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

Nothing I think they are fantastic.

 
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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: 2 stars  

NJTL is a good first stop for beginning tennis lessons but the Indianapolis area program lacks opportunities for more advanced players. It would be great if the program could find a way to provide more advanced instruction, especially in areas of the city where those opportunities don't exist for kids without a lot of money.

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

as an observer

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

Find a way to offer advanced tennis instruction for all kids.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My son was introduced to NJTL through friends when he was in grade school. He enjoyed the sport, and more importantly the instructors made it fun. When he didnt have a ride to the park he would ride his bike. It is a wonderful program, affordable and accessible. My son has always been active in sports, from baseball to scoccer to basketball. This program inspired his love of tennis. He also was an instructor at NJTL himself in the summers. The kids loved him because of his enthusiasm for the sport. He has that same enthusiasm today. He went on to play in high school and college, and is currently employed in the tennis world. I attended an auction recently and sat at a table with the Arthur Ashe Art Contest winner and her mother. She was an adorable little girl that played for NJTL at her local park. She said she had fun learning tennis, being active and meeting new friends.
From the mother of a son who was fortunate enough to participate in NJTL, I say THANK YOU!

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

the direction my son's life took. As a child very active in sports, his introduction to tennis through NJTL is what gave him the love of the sport. Althought he played many sports throughout his childhood and was naturally athletic, it was and still is tennis, that became his favorite.

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

find other ways to promote NJTL in a bigger way, get the word out to schools, daycares, after-school programs sooner and continuously. If they call the park, is it on the voice recording? Can you get the gym teachers at local schools to pass out fliers in gym class. Can you get yourself invited to different schools for a day and introduce the grade schoolers to tennis? Possibly, a hands-on approach with someone from NJTL assisting the teacher with instruction at all the gym classes for a day.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

NJTL is a great way to allow kids who might not have the opportunity to play tennis to do so in an affordable way. NJTL allows students to have the opportunity to play year round and build their tennis and life skills on a weekly basis. I donate to Indy NJTL because it is a great non-profit organization that truly cares about their kids and wants to teach them about tennis and life lessons/skills.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

NJTL is an organization that puts the needs of others first. They offer tennis lessons to the community at an incredible low cost which allows any child to participate. Not only is their mission about teaching tennis, but it is also about teaching life-long lessons. I attended their auction dinner this past fall and I was amazed at the stories of former NJTL participants. They talked about how NJTL made a tremendous impact on them and how the instructors that taught them helped shape them in to who they are today. Being at the auction dinner, made me realize that NJTL is all about the children and who they become. Yes, they teach tennis lessons, but their mission is so much more than that. I could see it in the children receiving awards, and I could see it from the adults who participated in the program when they were little. NJTL is such a valuable organization for the city of Indianapolis.

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

talking to those who have participated as a player and/or instructor at NJTL.

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

provide them the money they need for their programming, hiring more staff/instructors, and administrative needs.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

My husband played in NJTL growing up and was a summer instructor when he was in college.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter who is 10 attends one of the NJTL winter programs. The instructor to student ratio is godd and the drills are structured so that the kids have a lot of practice time. I am really happy that my daughter is able to learn tennis through JNTL.

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

My daughter's excitement about tennis and her increased skill.

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

leave it as it is.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The NJTL is a great organization that teaches life long skills and gives young people a strong foundation to start with in life. Tennis is a sport that can teach a youngster how to have fun, build confidence and work hard. It also teaches them how to compete with sportmanship, both as an individual (singles) and a team member (doubles). The NJTL is an organization that allows our nations's kids to have fun and learn life lessons!

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

observation of the organization in action

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

hope to raise more money so that it can continue strong

 
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