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Summer Tennis & Reading Program – Worcester

Each summer during July and August, Tenacity serves over 700 Worcester youth through our Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) held at sites across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday, for city youth ages 6 – 16.

Each session is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. In partnership with the city of Worcester, Tenacity’s STRP provides an enriching learning environment for Worcester students, which keeps their minds and bodies active during the summer recess.

Important Information about the 2020 Summer Tennis & Reading Program

Thank you again for your interest in Tenacity and for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unique time.

This summer we will be running both a virtual program and an in-person program.

The Virtual Program began on July 6th and will run until August 14th. The program runs Monday through Friday. Each week we will send the Zoom link to all those who are registered for Tenacity for that week. The same procedure will take place each week of the summer.

Here are the times that the Virtual Program will take place:

  • 10:00am – 11:00am 6-10 year olds
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm 11-15 year olds

The In-Person Program will begin on July 13th and run until August 14th. The program will run Monday through Friday. The program will operate on the following schedule:

  • 9:00am – 10:30am for 6-8 year olds
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm for 9-11 year olds
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm for 12-15 year olds

The 3-session schedule is very different from previous years. The schedule allows us to have fewer kids at each site at one time. This will help us follow the state COVID regulations.

The In-Person Program will be run at three Tenacity sites beginning week #3 July 20th-July 24th. The three sites Tenacity will be operating weeks #3-6 are:

  • Newton Square
  • Greenwood Park
  • Lake Park

If you have registered for Clark University or Gaskill Field weeks #3-6 please re-register for Greenwood Park or Lake Park.

Registered participants at each site will be put in a lottery system. Each week the lottery will select kids to participate in-person. Participants selected will be called by staff.

Our goal is to have as many children as possible participate in Tenacity’s Summer Program. That may mean that some students who have already registered for a certain site on a certain week may not be able to join that week. We understand that these changes may be inconvenient for some schedules, but we are doing our very best to share this opportunity with as many participants as possible. Thank you for understanding!

We will conduct the lottery based on the following time line:

Program WeekLottery Takes PlaceRegistration Deadline
July 13th – 17thJuly 7thJuly 6th
July 20th – 24thJuly 14thJuly 13th
July 27th – Aug 1stJuly 21stJuly 20th
Aug 3rd – Aug 7thJuly 28thJuly 27th
Aug 10th – Aug 14thAug 3rdAug 2nd

An additional waiver regarding COVID-19 and contagious diseases will be required for participation. This waiver will be sent to families.

Participants are asked to bring a water bottle, wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Thank you again for your flexibility and teamwork as we work together to make this a great summer!


Please note that we have a new registration platform this year. Because of this new system, everyone will need to create a new registration account. We appreciate your patience as we all become familiar with this new system. If you experience any problems, please send an email to Please do not call our office as we are currently unable to answer calls.

Session Schedule & Dates

2020 dates: July 6th through August 14th


The Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program is FREE!


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Worcester Summer Tennis & Reading Program In-Person Sites