Tenacity provides a Pathway to Post Secondary Success for under-served urban youth. From ages six through college, our core offerings engage over 5,000 youth annually with a focused approach to making education relevant and graduation achievable.











Click here to register for Tenacity's Boston Summer Tennis and Reading Program

Click here for permission slip for participants to commute to and from the STRP program sites unaccompanied by an adult.

(Billings field, Roxbury Latin, and some sessions for Rogers Park and George Wright are currently at capacity.  You can add your child to the wait list for these sessions on the site selection page of our registration website.  Please note that you can sign up for another site in addition to adding yourself to a waitlist.  Because the wait lists for some sites are starting to get crowded, we recommend choosing a site that is not yet full in addition to adding your child to a wait list, to make sure your child is ultimately able to participate in the program in some capacity this summer.) 

Tenacity serves nearly 5,000 Boston youth each summer in our Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) held at 24 public parks across the city. This dynamic free program is offered on summer weekday mornings and afternoons for city youth ages 6 10 and 9 16. Each age group meets for a three-hour session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. In partnership with the city of Boston, Tenacity's STRP provides an enriching learning environment for Boston students, which keeps their minds and bodies active during the summer recess.


Registration will begin Tuesday, April 14th at 9:00 a.m.

Registration will remain open through the duration of the program.

Note: if you have registered online before, and do not remember your password, you will need to remember your username exactly as you created it, and have access to the email address you provided when you first registered, in order for the password retrieval auto-generator to work. Due to the high volume of calls we receive, Tenacity staff will be unable to assist with password retrieval. If you are having any issues accessing your old account, it is strongly recommended that you simply create a new account.

Applications for Summer Employment

Volunteer Application

Session Schedule & Dates

2015 dates - July 6th through August 14th

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages 6 - 10 - ONLY

Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ages 9 - 16 - ONLY


The Summer Tennis and Reading Program is FREE!

Summer Sites

NeighborhoodSite (Map)Times
AllstonRinger PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Boston - Downtown BostonBoston CommonMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Boston - Northeastern UniversityCarter PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Boston - North EndPrince Street ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
BrightonCassidy PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12
BrightonRogers ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
DorchesterDorchester ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
DorchesterHarbor PointMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
DorchesterRipley PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12
DorchesterSavin Hill Park Mon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
East Boston Constitution BeachMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
East BostonMemorial Park / Sartori StadiumMon - Fri 9-12
Hyde ParkGeorge Wright Golf CourseMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Hyde ParkMartini Shell / Moynihan PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Hyde Park - ReadvilleIacono PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Jamaica PlainEnglish HighMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
MattapanHunt / Almont PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
MattapanRyan PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12
RoxburyMalcolm X / Washington ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
RoxburyMadison Park
Mon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
South BostonMoakley / Columbus ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
West RoxburyBillings FieldMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
West RoxburyRoxbury Latin SchoolMon - Fri
9-12 or 1-4