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 and fitness activities and a variety of light reading 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 2023 program will open on April 27, 2023 at 10:00am.

La inscripción para el programa 2023 se abrirá el 27 de abril de 2023 a las 10:00 de la mañana.

Session Schedule & Dates

2023 dates: July 5th-August 11th, Monday through Friday. (The holiday shortened week 1 begins Wednesday July 5th and ends Friday July 7th)

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

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

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

Fechas de 2023: del 5 de julio al 11 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: Harbor Point, Ringer Playground, 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

Hyde Park Supporter

Roxbury Latin Site Supporter

Boston Summer Tennis & Reading Program Sites