COVID-19 NEWS

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:

 

 

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.

 

Best,

Matt Jacob

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:

 

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.

 

Best,

 

 

Matt Jacob

President, Dallas Tennis Association

March 23, 2020

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