Community Tennis Associations
Organizations at the grassroots level are the most successful mechanisms for introducing and sustaining an interest in tennis. District Community Tennis Associations (CTAs), allied organizations and parks and recreation organizations, administer a wide range of youth and adult tennis programs. They help organize media relations within the community, actively mentor disadvantaged youth and offer scholarships. Growing the game would not be possible without them!
What is a CTA? Any incorporated, geographically defined, not for profit, volunteer tennis organization that supports or provides programs that promote and develop the growth of tennis.
A CTA is a tennis-specific service organization. It is a group of dedicated volunteers and professionals who unite to support tennis programs. As an association, the group works to coordinate and maintain programs that are open and accessible to all. These tennis enthusiasts may act as tennis advocates, program administrators, promoters, and fundraisers. Fueled by local volunteers, this non-profit association exists to promote and develop the game of tennis in the community.
Why You Should Incorporate Your Community Tennis Association
FAQs regarding applying for tax exempt 501 (c) (3) status?
USTA Guide for Community Tennis Associations
The Importance of CTA Registration - VERY!
Links to Nonprofit Management Resources
ITA "Funding Finders" Grant Book - The USTA Intermountain Community Development Committee is happy to announce the update of "Funding Finder" grant book in September, 2007. This grant book touches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the multiple grant opportunities, non-tennis specific, that are out there in the Intermountain Section and lists them by state and nationally.
ITA Court Builder Guide - Click here for more information regarding tennis court builders in your area.
Building Your Tennis Court Facility - Maintaining and constructing a place to play tennis is the single most capital-demanding aspect of the sport. For many communities, resources are not readily available. As a result of this growing need, the USTA Intermountain Community Development Committee set out on the ambitious task of compiling a list of tennis court project case studies from around the country. Click here for more information.