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Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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.

Dallas Tennis Association | DTA 

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. The Dallas Tennis Association was founded in the 1930’s as the Dallas Patrons Association. The name developed over the course of time when a partnership began with the Dallas Parks and Recreation department in the 1960s, a partnership still in place today. The mission has strengthen from recreational tennis to tennis, education and life skills. The Dallas Tennis Association has evolved providing opportunities to thousands of Dallas youth each year.


For more than 30 years, the DTA has developed, maintained and operated charitable programs that serve diverse communities of children, including, but not limited to, at-risk, financially disadvantaged and children with disabilities. Our programs attract diverse families from all over the city, and through free programs and scholarships, we make sure our programs are available to children no matter their socioeconomic level.

United States Tennis Association | USTA

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open. The USTA is a not-for-profit organization with more than 700,000 members.

Our Leagues. Our Impact. 

The Dallas Tennis Association is over 12,700 adult members strong, making it one of the largest associations in Dallas. Our members include a diverse cross-section of community leaders, business men and women and entrepreneurs representing every segment of the industry in the Dallas area.

We reach approximately 2,000 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.


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