Tuesday Morning Intermediate Tennis

New! Tuesday Morning Intermediate Tennis (Free)

February through May 2016

Tuesdays 9-11 am, intermediate level players are invited to sign up for this new class. Participants must be able to demonstrate ability with basic strokes and be ready to be challenged to develop their skills. Approval by FPTA Coach or Director is required for participation in this program. Held at DCR’s Melnea A. Cass Arena, 120 Martin Luther King Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02119.

Interested players can show up at lesson time next Tuesday or send us an email to sign up.

April Vacation – Tennis Week 2016

April Vacation – Tennis Week

A fun way to spend April Vacation! Tennis instruction and match play opportunities with a variety of daily activities to engage and challenge kids of all ages. Intended for youth 6-12 years old (5 year-olds accepted with older sibling registration.) For more information, please call 617-427-8900 or send an email to info@franklinparktennis.org.

Registration and payment are due by April 15th.

Program Forms

Tennis Week Registration Form (printable form)

Online Registration Form

Program Flyer

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Registration and payment are due by April 15th. Deposits of $25 can be made at any time to reserve your child’s spot and are non-refundable. If full payment is not made by the due date of April 15, your deposit may be forfeited and your slot given to a child on the waiting list.

All payments made are non-refundable.


Registration fees include morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack. Please ensure that your child has breakfast each morning because we have a very active day.


FPTA Summer Camp Adds New Themes

While FUN is the first thing on the FPTA Summer Camp agenda (after safety of course) and academics are not our activities list, we know that fun and learning all work together.  This summer, we are making a conscious effort to expose the campers to certain themes and integrate learning in the context of activities, projects, arts and sports – all at an age appropriate level. Although, we have a weekly focus, elements of the themes will run throughout the summer program.

This year’s themes include Good Citizenship, Leadership, Sustainability, Good Sportsmanship, Ingenuity, Multiculturalism, Entertainment and the Olympics.

Please note that themes for each week may change as needed to accommodate special activities/field trips. If you are signing up your child for a particular week because of the theme, please check to make sure there have been no changes to the schedule.


Tennis Balls Help Create A Quieter Orchard Gardens Classroom

The back to school season means pens, pencils, backpacks and even tennis balls as teachers ready their classrooms for a robust student body at Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury. A simple request for used tennis balls came from Colin Turner, one of their teachers, in hopes to make one of the classrooms more conducive to learning. FPTA was glad to help knowing that a few of our players lived in Orchard Park for part of their childhood.

Thank you so much FPTA for donating over 200 tennis balls to our 8th grade classroom! We now have a quieter, safer space to learn in, and the fact that the community donated them makes it all the more special! – Colin Turner

So, before you throw away those used tennis balls, consider donating them to a local school or a nursing home! If you have a bunch of balls, but no time to figure out where to donate them, call us at 617-427-8900 and make arrangements to drop them off to us and we will distribute.

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FPTA Tournament 2014 – Draw Sheets & Results

A Winning Weekend!

The FPTA Tournament officially started on Saturday, August 9th, with the Beginner’s Division on Saturday and the Over 50 Division on Sunday. The FPTA Open Division began play on Friday, August 15th and concluded with the finals on Sunday, August 17th. As part of the annual event  we ended with a Family Potluck Cookout on Sunday, August 17th!

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Not everyone can win their match, but it turned out to be a great tournament weekend. The weather, the people, the food and the competition were all fantastic. Thank you to the event committee and the board for coordinating the event and to everyone else who pitched in.

As we did last year, we will present the trophies on October 4th at the FPTA Annual Awards Gala (more info below).

Congratulations to all of the players and the winners!

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Over 50 Division

Women’s Doubles  

1st Place – Joann Coleman & Charlene Reese

2nd Place – Helene Martel & Carmel Mullee

Beginner Division

Men’s Singles    

1st Place – Juvenal Carvalho

2nd Place – Chuck Manning

Women’s Singles    

1st Place – Rasheedah Lawson

2nd Place – Carol Pitter

Mixed Doubles     

1st Place – Dawn Morse & Esteban Nobre

2nd Place – Rasheedah Lawson & Pierre Caidor

Open Division

Men’s Singles    

1st Place – Raymond Paul

2nd Place – Francis Thomas

Women’s Singles    

1st Place – Castella Edward

2nd Place – Gayna Sealy

Men’s Doubles     

1st Place – Diego Alvarado & William Mitchell

2nd Place – Armando Dockery & Kevin Richardson

Women’s Doubles     

1st Place – Pansy Aye & Castella Edward

2nd Place – Jaurel Harley & Carmel Mullee

Mixed Doubles     

1st Place – Jaurel Harley & William Mitchell

2nd Place – Chieze Ibeneche-Nnewihe & Anderson Nnewihe




FPTA Campers are Mayor’s Cup Winners!

Congratulations to all the FPTA campers who participated in the Mayor’s Cup Tennis Tournament last week for taking the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned on the tennis courts, to support your fellow players and to show good sportsmanship.  Kudos to the players who took 1st and 2nd place trophies and Hank for earning the Good Sportsmanship Award!

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Matajah Turner – 2nd Place, Girls 8 and Under
Jahdaya Franklyn – 1st Place, Girls 8 and Under
Bryan Bailey – 2nd Place, Boys 10 and Under
Emelia O’Gilvie – 1st Place, Girls  10 and Under
Charles “Hank” Newton – Sportsmanship award
Carson Goings – 2nd Place, Boys 8 and Under