ONE MISSION : 

PROMOTE ALL TENNIS

HISTORY
​The Raleigh Tennis Association (RTA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 2004 and supported by volunteers within the Raleigh community.  The RTA operates under the umbrella of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and in conjunction with the North Carolina Tennis Association (NCTA).


LEADERSHIP
RTA’s Board of Directors composes a group of strongly committed volunteers who are dedicated to the improvement and growth of the sport of tennis in the community.  Board members represent all social, economic, and geographic sectors of the community and comprise various professions, including corporate workers, lawyers, tennis pros, and accountants.

MISSION & PURPOSE
The Raleigh Tennis Association’s mission is to grow, promote, and support All tennis in Raleigh. Our purpose in achieving our mission is to facilitate the delivery and growth of tennis programs and services to all communities through diverse tennis organizations in the City of Raleigh.


The RTA continually works with the USTA/NCTA , local tennis organizations and clubs, and the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation's Tennis program, to respond to the needs of our tennis community. 


RTA strives to:


​➢ ensure that programs exist for anyone at any time to try the game, learn the skills, play with friends, or compete in match play.
 
➢ work with the USTA/NCTA, local tennis organizations and clubs, and the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation’s Tennis program, to respond to the needs of the tennis community.
 
➢ ensure that other organizations within the community have the tools and resources to deliver and generate programs that promote and develop the growth of tennis. 
 
➢ strengthen local relationships and create partnerships with schools, outreach organizations, parks and recreation departments, other CTAs, tennis facilities, and organizations that deliver tennis programs in the local community.

OUR STATEMENT: 
For the growth of tennis to occur, we believe that programs must benefit and provide significant value to the existing and new players within the community and be accessible to ALL who desire to participate in the sport.  
 
Moreover, a Community Tennis Association (CTA) must be knowledgeable about the game, responsive to the social and developmental needs of players, resourceful in helping players reach their full potential, and caring and compassionate towards players. 
 
A CTA must also be innovative and perceptive in identifying, creating, coordinating and facilitating optimal settings and opportunities for players to learn and play.  These are critical characteristics for growing a successful community-wide tennis initiative, and we believe that these are some of RTA’s strongest attributes.  
 
Our dedication and commitment to the Raleigh tennis community is what makes RTA a strong CTA.  Therefore, please accept our application for this prestigious opportunity.