WHAT IS A COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION?
A USTA Community Tennis Association (CTA) is “any incorporated, geographically defined, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that supports or provides programs which promote and develop the growth of tennis.” As an association, the group works to coordinate and maintain tennis programs and services; guaranteeing that they are open and accessible to all. These tennis enthusiasts may act as advocates, program administrators, and promoters or fund-raisers. Fueled by local volunteers, they exist to promote and develop the game of tennis in the community.
CURRENT IDAHO DISTRICT COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATIONS
Name: Donnelly Tennis Club
Contact Person: Nancy Sommerwerck
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Eagle Tennis Club
Contact Person: Kara Hogue
Contact Information: email@example.com
Name: Idaho Falls Community Tennis Association
Contact Person: Jenell Lester
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Idaho Wheelchair Tennis Association
Contact Person: Paul Bradley
Contact Information: email@example.com
Name: Magic Valley Tennis Association
Contact Person: Mike Sato
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: McCall Tennis Association
Contact Person: Nancy Sommerwerck
Contact Information: email@example.com
Name: Meridian Tennis Association
Contact Person: Jo Ann Kurz
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Treasure Valley Tennis Association
Contact Person: Chad Vaughn
Contact Information: email@example.com
Name: Pocatello Tennis Association
Contact Person: Ron Osborn
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DOES AN ORGANIZATION BECOME A USTA COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION?
Information on how to form, develop or improve a Community Tennis Association can be downloaded HERE in the USTA Guide for Community Tennis Organizations. For more information or additional resources, contact Mike Harvey, at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 203, or email@example.com.
If you already have formed such an organization, it is simple to become registered with Idaho Tennis Association and the USTA. Becoming a USTA organizational member is highly recommended, establishing your organization's eligibility for additional benefits, such as discounted insurance and equipment. Then register as a CTA. If such an organization does not exist in your community, or if you are interested in strengthening an existing community tennis organization, link to the USTA Guide for Community Tennis Associations. By registering with the USTA, a Community Tennis Association will become linked to a large network of other CTAs and receive regular communication from Idaho Tennis Association, USTA Intermountain Section and USTA. Opportunities to attend workshops, to receive financial assistance and to tap into District, Section and National resources and grants also become more readily available.
There are several types of grants available locally and nationally for Community Tennis Associations, school programs, Parks and Recreation programs and facilities, and individuals. For more information, contact Mike Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 322-5150, Ext. 203.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGISTERING YOUR CTA?
Registering as a Community Tennis Association (CTA) and/or a National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapter has numerous benefits and opens up an array of options for different grants, awards, trainings, programs and Web site assistance to both your organzation and your constituents. Organization members are also eligible for USTA-offered liability iInsurance, exclusive access to USTA Community Funding grants, and preferential access to USTA Tennis & Education Foundation grants.
WHAT OTHER RESOURCES DO CTAS HAVE?
Link to USTA's CTA quick references below: