Our Philanthropy

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The Dallas Tennis and Education Academy

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 (NJTL) program. We provide children with tutoring, tennis instruction, life skills training and tennis equipment. Through the generous support of individuals, businesses, foundations, DTA leagues and the USTA Foundation’s mission we are able to change lives every day through our numerous programs. Our numerous programs provide healthy lifestyles through tennis activities while teaching valuable life lessons to our children.


The Dallas Tennis and Education Academy (DTEA) is more than a sport - it is tennis, education, and health. The USTA conducted the first national study to compare the education and health profiles of youth tennis participants with participants in other contact and non-contact sports, as well as students who do not participate in sports. There were 54,048 children surveyed of which 4,278 were tennis participants.



Bert Cole, Junior Recreation Director | bcole@dta.org