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Summer Tennis & Reading Program – Boston

Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer.

During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our 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.

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 STRP 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 2021 program will open April 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM. At that time a registration button will be added to this page.

La inscripción para el programa 2021 se abrirá el 27 de abril de 2021 a las 10:00 a.m. En ese momento, se agregará un botón de registro a esta página.

Session Schedule & Dates

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

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


The Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program is FREE!

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


Citywide Sponsor

New Balance Foundation

Hyde Park Sponsor

Needham Bank

Roxbury Latin Site Sponsor

Roxbury Latin School

Boston Summer Tennis & Reading Program Sites*

*Please Note: Due to COVID-19, in-person programming may not be offered at all of the STRP locations listed below. We will provide an update on the sites that will offer in-person programming for the 2021 season by the end of April.