If you are a community-based organization that provides tennis programming to the
community, you may qualify to become a Community Tennis Association (CTA) and/or
a National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapter. As part of either of these
networks, your organization may be eligible for benefits ranging from insurance
programs to organization development programs. In addition, becoming a registered
CTA and/or NJTL may open up an array of opportunities to apply for different grants,
awards, and programs.
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A CTA (Community Tennis Association) is “any incorporated, geographically defined,
not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that supports or provides programs
which promote and develop the growth of tennis.” CTAs are diverse in nature, ranging
from single purpose to multi-purpose. Visit www.usta.com/cta
to learn more about benefits of becoming a CTA.
The NJTL (National Junior Tennis and Learning) is a network of community based organizations
that develop the character of young people by emphasizing the ideals and life of
Arthur Ashe. Programming must include any level of tennis and education (or life
skills) for youth, typically offered at little or no cost to the participant. Visit
to learn more about benefits of becoming an NJTL.
NJTLs provide direct, hands-on programming to under-resourced youth. Many own and
operate tennis and education facilities; use vans and busses for programming-related
travel; and generally operate year-round as an after-school enrichment resource
for kids and families.
Additionally, NJTL chapters are very often social entrepreneurs in spirit that gear
their programming to address societal challenges impacting their communities. Educational
enrichment in low-performing school districts, health and nutrition in inner-city
food deserts, and removing financial barriers for participants to realize their
potential, are all common directions that NJTL chapters take.
In addition to registering as a CTA and/or NJTL, every organization is encouraged
to join the USTA as an Organization Member. This makes your organization eligible
for additional benefits, such as the CTA/NJTL discounted insurance. If you haven’t
already, visit www.usta.com/membership
to become a member.