April 14, 2020
April 13, 2020
This afternoon, the USTA released a statement extending the USTA play suspension through May 31, 2020; also outlined are the national events that have been canceled for 2020. The complete USTA update can be found on usta.com.
April 2, 2020
A statement from USTA Texas as of Thursday, 4/2/2020:
"During this uncertain and ever changing time, USTA and USTA Texas are exploring all options for the League tennis season, including modified formats and adjusting eligibility requirements. Once the suspension is lifted, any approved changes will be communicated."
March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020
To comply with the recent shelter-in-place imposed by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the Dallas Tennis Association office will be closed through at least Friday, April 3. Judge Jenkins indicated there is a possibility that this order will be extended, and the DTA will provide updated information as it becomes available.
Please note, however, that our staff will be working remotely as long as the order is in place. If you have any questions, please direct them to the specific staff email listed below:
Junior Team Tennis: email@example.com
The health and safety of our staff and DTA program participants remains the utmost importance. We fully expect to continue our programs when we are given the all clear to do so. As a reminder, to date, the U.S. Tennis Association has suspended all programs through April 20.
Thank you for your continued understanding during this unprecedented time.
President, Dallas Tennis Association
March 20, 2020
A Message from DTA President, Matt Jacob
My wife, Alison, ventured out last night to her office, a quick trip to grab something she needed to finish a project. When walking back to her car, she looked up and saw a rainbow – a double rainbow, more precisely – and she took this wonderful photo and showed it to me when she got home.
When I think of rainbows, I think of hope and promise. Alison’s image really struck me and made me realize we need more rainbows in our lives right now. More importantly, how can we be rainbows for those around us?
We find ourselves in unprecedented and uncertain times right now, thanks to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). But know this: the Dallas Tennis Association remains steadfast in its commitment to improving the mental and physical well-being of the community through education and the sport of tennis.
For the time being, our delivery systems are on hiatus.
As you may know, the U.S. Tennis Association has suspended all USTA products through April 20. This includes league play, tournaments, Junior Team Tennis, NJTL and schools’ programs. All local programming that we offer is at a standstill. To read the full message from the USTA National office, Click here.
That doesn’t mean our behind-the-scenes work has stopped. I commend our DTA staff for their commitment to developing plans that, once we’re given the green light by the national office, will get our programs up and running. We are fortunate to have forward-thinking individuals on staff who have the best interests of our community, its tennis players and program participants, always at the forefront of their decision-making.
Operationally, a few things have changed for us in the near term:
Much of our staff is working remotely, as part of the DTA’s efforts to comply with social distancing. We will have minimal office coverage each day. If you have specific questions for a member of our staff, email them directly:
We know that many of you have questions. Your patience is appreciated. The DTA’s commitment is to communicate new and developing information as it becomes available. Information will be emailed and/or posted on the DTA website, www.dta.org. Please check there first before emailing a department to help us best manage communication flow. Ultimately all decisions come directly from the government, its health officials and USTA National office.
Thank you for your patience, grace, and understanding in this time of uncertainty. Quoting FRIEND AT COURT, “Tennis is a game of cooperation.” Let’s work together to be the rainbows our community needs.
President, Dallas Tennis Association
Below is the latest from USTA Texas.
The way we participate in the sport that we love will be altered in the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, USTA has extended the suspension of USTA sanctioned products and events through May 31. In addition, all National League Championships for 2020 have been cancelled. Large gatherings are not allowed in an effort to slow the virus. USTA Texas wants to be part of the solution and not the problem. Following the lead of USTA, the Texas Sectional Championships for 2020 have also been canceled. Once the pandemic subsides, our focus and support will be on local facilities and local league play.
From Patrick Galbraith, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA:
“The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the tennis landscape, and it is our goal to ensure that the sport is able to be played in a safe and healthy fashion at the parks and facilities throughout the country once the pandemic subsides. One of the greatest aspects of this game is that it fosters true community, and we look forward to the time when we can return to our local courts and use tennis to unite us all, once again.”
All official USTA Texas updates will be posted to usta.com/texas-covid19.