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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, promoters or fund-raisers. Fueled by local volunteers, they exist to promote and develop the game of tennis in the community

Advantages of Registering Your CTA with the USTA

Registered CTAs enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to USTA grants and scholarships


  • Preferential access to USTA Tennis & Education Foundation Scholarships — Youth participating in registered CTA programs are given priority to college, individual player, and textbook scholarships from the foundation.

  • Training and Educational Workshops and Seminars — Registered CTAs receive information and special discounted rates to USTA sponsored events, workshops, and seminars.

  • Website Development — Registered CTAs can receive assistance with their website development.

  • "Best Practices" Sharing — Registered CTAs have access to unique and successful ideas implemented by CTAs around the country.

  • CTA Newsletter — Registered CTAs receive regular communication first-hand from the USTA regarding upcoming events, workshops, seminars, grants, and programs.
  • USTA Awards — Registered CTAs are eligible for prestigious USTA National, Section, and State awards.


Criteria for approval as a registered CTA
  • Complete the initial CTA registration using the TennisLink online registration system and thereafter submit an annual renewal through this same online system
  • Valid USTA Member Organization status as a Community Tennis Association
  • Incorporate as a non-profit through the South Carolina Secretary of State
  • Functional By-laws on file with USTA South Carolina
  • Participate in an annual customized meeting in the CTA’s community between that CTA’s leaders and USTA South Carolina (staff and/or CD Committee Members). This meeting must involve 50% of the CTA Board or at least 3 Board Members, whichever is less.
  • Quarterly updates to USTA SC, which can be as easy as submitting copies of meeting minutes.
  • Be a predominantly volunteer organization with a Board of Directors
  • Operate or plan to operate an active tennis program and/or conduct tennis advocacy in a specific South Carolina community


Contact Graham Cox at cox@sctennis.com or 800-644-7282 for assistance or any questions regarding Community Tennis Associations.