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Summer Tennis & Reading Program – Boston

Each summer during July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons.

Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Tenacity’s STRP provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer recess.

Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed.

The Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills.


Registration for the 2020 Summer Tennis & Reading Program is closed and the program has ended for the summer. Registration for the 2021 program will open in April 2021.

Session Schedule & Dates

2020 dates: July 6th through August 14th


The Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program is FREE!


Citywide Sponsor

New Balance Foundation

Hyde Park Sponsor

Needham Bank

Roxbury Latin Site Sponsor

Roxbury Latin School

Boston Summer Tennis & Reading Program In-Person Sites