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As hundreds of thousands of New York City youth begin preparing for their summer break from school, the City Parks Foundation is once again offering free athletic programs comprising various sports in which they can engage.

Open to youth ages 6 to 17, the programs commence July 1 and will operate until August. The programs will include tennis, golf and track and field in partnership with noted organizations such as the New York Road Runners.

Among the programs are CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. It provides youth ages 5 to 17 the opportunity to learn the basics of the sport. The program enables youth to learn the fundamentals in the disciplines of hurdling, relay races, long jumping, shot putting and javelin throwing. The program runs from July 1 through Aug. 8, culminating with a citywide track meet. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cityparks-track-field-summer-2019-registration-60214661674.

From July to August, CityPark tennis pros will be on hand to transfer their love of the game, using fun exercises and drills to help teach youth the basics of tennis. The program also promotes physical fitness while building self-confidence. Classes are for all skill levels and host weekly competitions and special events for intermediate-level players. Free use of equipment is provided for those who do not have a tennis racket. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cityparks-tennis-summer-2019-registration-60199467227.

CityParks Golf will take place from July 1 to Aug. 21. It is a golf program for beginners that transforms local neighborhood ball fields into driving ranges and practice greens to introduce the basic skills of the game. After completing the introductory classes, youth are invited to continue to learn and play at local public golf courses and at the CityParks Junior Golf Center in Brooklyn or at the Golf Center Annex in Queens. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cityparks-golf-summer-2019-registration-60222107946.