USTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATIONS
WE ACHIEVE MORE TOGETHER.
Community providers play a critical role in delivering tennis programming to children across Southern California, often reaching underserved communities and serving as the first point of entry for budding young tennis players. As a tennis provider–including NJTL chapters and Community Tennis Associations–programs within our section receive essential benefits that help foster and maintain the growth of tennis in our local communities.
COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATIONS (CTA)
There are many Community Tennis Associations located throughout the Southern California Section. These CTAs are nonprofit, volunteer-based organizations that support or provide tennis programming. The USTA offers vital benefits to CTAs, including low-cost insurance and grant eligibility. For the player, these organizations provide ideal entry points for getting started in the game, offering safe and nurturing environments for youngsters to thrive.
Clubs, teaching professionals, after-school programs, and public parks are just a few of the tennis-related entities that coexist in a community. In many instances, it may appear that the tennis community is fragmented and unconnected. This is where the formation of a Community Tennis Organization can provide an umbrella and seek to pull together these numerous elements of the tennis ecosystem. With the coordinated effort from a CTA, the biggest benefactor will be the current or potential tennis players.
When there is an active and engaged CTA that has created a strong community presence, the organization allows multiple people to be involved and contribute to the overall mission. The formation of a diverse and connected board ensures the continuity of the CTA beyond just one individual. In addition, the tennis advocacy message is much more powerful when it is delivered from an organized and united effort of a CTA.
Sundowners Tennis League