2022 DTA Adult Volunteer Awards

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You are invited to join the DTA in its process of finding deserving individuals for our three adult volunteer awards. Nominations will be accepted through October 21, 2022. Click here to see past recipients.


The Merle Ellman Award honors a volunteer that has dedicated years of service in support of the Dallas Tennis Association, its numerous benevolent programs, and fundraising events.


The Pro Volunteer Award honors a tennis professional that has contributed their time and resources in support of the Dallas Tennis Association's benevolent programs, fundraising events, leagues, or tournaments


The Nancy P. Jeffett Lifetime Achievement Award The Dallas Tennis Association's most prestigious award is named after a true tennis pioneer and legend. Ms. Jeffett was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame for her immense contributions to the game of tennis. This award honors someone who has worked to grow and support tennis in the Dallas community; their dedication has made a significant imprint on Dallas tennis.


Click on appropriate award form to submit your nomination. Deadline: October 21.


We reach approximately 25,000 Dallas children each year through the Dallas Tennis and Education Academy, the philanthropic arm of the Dallas Tennis Association, and the Dallas chapter of the USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning Program (NJTL).


Adult and Mixed Leagues boast over 13,000 men and women players in
the Dallas area from ages 18 and up. Many of our league players go on to represent Dallas at the state and
national championship levels.  Get in the game!



Dallas is one of the most active tennis hot spots in the country. Our area offers junior programs from beginner to elite with tournaments, camps, school tennis, academies, scholarships, and more.


Tournaments are a great way for kids to enjoy the thrill of competition by getting on the court, playing the game in a variety of styles and making new friends. Learn more about our upcoming tournaments



The Dallas Tennis Association (DTA) is a 501(c)3 that manages United States Tennis Association (USTA) leagues and tournaments and provides tennis, education and life skills to the under-resourced youth in the Dallas community.


To provide opportunities to improve the mental and physical well-being of the community through education and the sport of tennis. 


To build sustainable programs and facilities that provide access to education and tennis for all people in the Greater Dallas Community, now and for future generations.