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 2024 program will open April 24th at 10 am.

Las inscripciones para el programa del 2024 se abrirán el 24 de Abril del 2024 a las 10:00am.

Session Schedule & Dates

2024 dates: July 8th-August 16th, 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: Harbor Point, Ringer Playground, and Carter Playground only offer a morning session.

Fechas de 2024: del 8 de julio al 16 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