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Summer Tennis & Reading Program – Boston

Since 1999 the Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP), jointly offered through a partnership with Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Boston, has provided an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer.

During July and August, this public-private partnership serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-15 through programming held in many municipal parks and a few Department of Conservation and Recreation locations across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons.

Each age group meets for a session that includes tennis classes and a variety of light reading and fitness activities.

This public-private partnership helps the city of Boston employ around 100 Boston teenagers and young adults as staff in the STRP, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills. These positions are coordinated through Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program and the Boston Centers for Youth & Families. All STRP site leaders and staff 18 and older are USTA Safe Play certified.


Registration for the 2021 program is closed. Registration for the 2022 program will open in April 2022.

Las inscripciones para el programa 2021 están cerradas. La inscripción para el programa 2022 se abrirá en abril de 2022.

Session Schedule & Dates

2021 dates: July 6th-August 13th, Monday through Friday

Morning: 9:00am-12:00pm (children ages 6-10 years old)

Afternoon: 1:00pm-3:45pm (children ages 10-15 years old)*

*Please note: Cassidy Playground, Harbor Point, and Carter Playground only offer a morning session.

Fechas de 2021: del 6 de julio al 13 de agosto, de lunes a viernes

9:00am-12:00pm (niños de 6 a 10 años)

1:00pm-3:45pm (niños de 10 a 15 años)*

*Tenga en cuenta: Cassidy Playground, Harbor Point y Carter Playground solo ofrecen una sesión matinal.


The Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program is FREE!

¡El programa de lectura y tenis de verano de Tenacity es GRATIS!


Citywide Supporter

New Balance Foundation

Hyde Park Supporter

Needham Bank

Roxbury Latin Site Supporter

Roxbury Latin School

Boston Summer Tennis & Reading Program Sites*

*Please Note: Due to construction starting in June, unfortunately STRP will not be running at Constitution Beach, Prince St. Park, or Martini Shell this summer. We apologize for any inconvenience and will email registered families at these locations with next steps.

A Virtual/Online Summer Tennis & Reading Program will also be offered via Zoom from 10:00am-11:00am, Monday through Friday, July 6th–August 13th. It is open to participants 6-12 years old.