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Who We Are

About the RTA

The Raleigh Tennis Association (“RTA”) serves as the primary resource for all things tennis in the greater Raleigh, NC area. The RTA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and operates under the guidance of the United States Tennis Association ("USTA") and in conjunction with North Carolina Tennis Association ("NCTA").

Our Mission and Goals

The Raleigh Tennis Association is driven to bring tennis to everyone by inspiring and empowering players of all skill levels to build vibrant and inclusive tennis communities.

  • Programming: Establish new player initiatives, coordinate social and competitive leagues, host tournaments across all levels, organize events, and provide resources.

  • Collaboration: Build and manage relationships with area tennis providers and facilities in order to further the growth of tennis.

  • Funding: Raise and distribute funds throughout the greater Raleigh community in order to create opportunities on and off the tennis court. 

  • Diversity & Inclusion: Ensure equitable access to RTA services as well as the opportunity for fair & respectful participation for all.

  • Outreach: Create initiatives that empower every player or prospective player to join our tennis community.

  • Advocacy: Team up with local leaders and organizations to advocate for projects that make tennis accessible to all.


A team of professional staff led by Kim Roberts, Executive Director, executes the mission of the RTA and oversees daily operations. A Board of Directors guides the direction of the RTA and implements policies. Board positions include President/Chairman, Executive Vice President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two members at large. The RTA Board includes the following committees: 

  • Courts Advocacy

  • Junior Tennis

  • Adult Tennis

  • Policies & By-Laws

  • Fundraising

  • Grants & Scholarships (RTA Serves)

  • Finance & Investment 

  • Volunteer & Special Events

  • NJTL

In 2019, the RTA Serves Committee was formed as part of the Scholarships and Grants Committee. The RTA Serves committee works to provide support for tennis and Raleigh NJTL Chapters who provide educational programming and introduce tennis to new faces across Raleigh.

Community Outreach

The RTA collaborates with many organizations in the Raleigh area to provide coordination, funding, education and support to grow the game of tennis. Our community partners include:

Abilities Tennis of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County

City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation

Communities In Schools of Wake County

Ebony Racquet Club

Knightdale Parks and Recreation

Meredith College

National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL)

NC Tennis Foundation

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