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There are over 90 active Community Tennis Associations in the state of Texas. Community Tennis Associations are formed by tennis enthusiasts who want to bring new players to the game and expand opportunities for existing players to enjoy the game.

A Community Tennis Association (CTA) is defined as "any incorporated, geographically defined, not-for-profit, volunteer-based tennis organization that supports or provides programs which promote and develop the growth of tennis."

The USTA recognizes four types of CTAs that may exist in local communities nationwide:

Single-Purpose CTA – Organized with a single, narrow purpose that addresses a specific need in a community. It delivers only one program or service and does not address the needs of the entire community.

Multi-Purpose CTA – Offers more than one program or service while still not being a full-service organization. An example of this type might be in a community committed to offering a variety of tennis programs, but only for its youth. The entire adult population is not served through this CTA’s programs or services.

Umbrella CTA - An Umbrella CTA represents what we consider to be the most comprehensive type of CTA. This category of CTA delivers a full menu of programs and services to the entire community, regardless of age, gender, cultural or socioeconomic background, physical ability, or skill level. Anyone at any time has the opportunity to try the game, learn the skills, play with friends or compete in match play.

Coalition CTA – The Coalition CTA represents the alliance of diverse community organizations whose purpose is to facilitate the delivery of tennis programs and services through these organizations and ensures that programs exist for anyone at anytime to try the game, learn the skills, play with friends or compete in match play.

If you would like to develop a community tennis association in your area contact Todd Carlson, community development coordinator, at the USTA Texas Section at 512-443-1334 ext. 208 or tcarlson@texas.usta.com

 

Featured News

Future Stars Tournaments Start Small, Show Big Promise

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These events – better known as the Future Stars tournaments – are one day sanctioned tournaments that help young players ease their way into competitive play by adjusting the size of the playing surface and scoring system while matching them up with players of similar age and skill sets. Read More
 
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Results: 8 Record(s) Found.

2014 Texas Arthur Ashe Essay Contest Winners

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This year the Texas Section had an amazing turn out for our Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. Over 750 National Junior Tennis and Learning participants applied answering the question: Read More
 

Host a Play Event This September – Get $50 Gift Card

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Use the power of Nickelodeon and celebrate Worldwide Day of Play to grow your programs! Events can be for kids and families of all ages and skill levels or host a Play Day to introduce kids to the thrill of competition. Enhancements allow parents to sign-up their kids before your event so you can track attendance. call 1.800.990.8782 to sign-up and the first 2,000 events registered receive a $50 Amazon.com* Gift Card!** Read More
 

Samuell Grand Tennis Center in Dallas Earns USTA Facility Award

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The Samuell Grand Tennis Center in Dallas is one of 12 winners of its 33rd annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. Representatives from Samuell Grand Tennis Center will be honored at the USTA Semiannual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Aug. 30. Read More
 

Tennis Teachers Conference Returns to 2014 US Open

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Registration is now open for the 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York, in conjunction with the US Open. The four-day conference, beginning on Aug. 22, brings together the leading tennis teaching professionals and coaches in the industry to share best practices, and will include a series of interactive on-court sessions and presentations. Attendees can register at www.usta.com/ttc. ​ Read More
 

San Antonio Tennis Play Day Hosts 500 Kids

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Almost 500 kids crowded the McFarlin Tennis Center, located in downtown San Antonio as beginners and intermediate players, participated in the USTA Texas Play Day... Read More
 

Laredo Tennis fit for a king

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The Laredo Tennis Association features a program for the blind and visually impaired that is "more than tennis!" Cruz Ramos, a high school senior, used the newfound confidence he gained from his success in tennis to run for Homecoming King at Martin High School ... and won! Read More
 

Sports and Social Club Includes Tennis

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The Austin Sports and Social Club (ASSC), a social organization that offers multiple opportunities to participate in different team sports in a social atmosphere, started its Tennis division on Monday, March 26. Read More
 

San Antonio CTA provides Adaptive Tennis opportunities

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Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, and the San Antonio Tennis Association (SATA) is providing the opportunity of adaptive tennis to disabled players across the city. This past year, SATA hosted four different Special Olympics/Adaptive Tennis events affecting more than 750 young players. Read More
 
Results: 8 Record(s) Found.

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