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The DTEA is proud to represent one of the largest National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters in the United States. Our primary mission is changing lives through education and the sport of tennis. Dallas Tennis is a 3-time recipient of the USTA National NJTL of the Year Award and through our NJTL programs we provide over 1,000 Dallas children each year with tutoring, tennis instruction, life skills training, college preparation and tennis equipment. We’re proud to say our NJTL programming has produced 17 USTA National NJTL Essay contest winners over the past 20 years. Through the generous support of individuals, businesses, foundations, Dallas’s USTA leagues and the USTA Foundation we are changing lives every day through the sport of tennis.


For under-resourced youth, the DTEA provides community, fellowship, structure, and purpose. With the support and structure of the DTEA, our students find a purpose that not only helps them build and grow physically through a lifetime of sport, but our program also provides direction and the structure to achieve and grow in their self-esteem. The health benefits of tennis are vast, and by playing, young players develop a work ethic and learn to compete one-on-one with the ups and downs that come through each game. We are helping them to become champions of their own lives.

All programs are run out of Kiest Tennis Center2324 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75224

For more information about the DTEA contact Bert Cole, Junior Recreation Director |

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