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About the RTA

Who We Are

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").


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

Organizational Structure

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.


In order to support our mission and make tennis programming and resources available and accessible to everyone, we rely on grants and donations from individuals and businesses. To make your tax-deductible donation to the Raleigh Tennis Association, click the Donate button.

Community Outreach

The RTA identifies opportunities to serve the community through the game of tennis. Our hope is to make programming and resources available and accessible to everyone. We strive to equip and empower all areas of the community with information, support, funding, and resources that most meet the needs of the community.  


Partnership & Advocacy

Two key factors in our success: partnership and advocacy. Our partnerships with the Wake County Public School System, the City of Raleigh, neighboring towns, local organizations, as well as private and public clubs help make tennis accessible to all players and provide excellent facilities for our growing tennis community.  


RTA Tennis Provider, Club, and Facility Partners

The RTA has formed essential relationships and partnerships with Raleigh area tennis providers, clubs, and facilities. These organizations are critical to the success of the RTA and provide the opportunity for the RTA to offer programs, leagues, and tournaments for the greater Raleigh tennis community. Below is a list of our incredible partners who help make our mission a reality. 

Brier Creek Country Club

Carolina Country Club

Ebony Racquet Club

Flaherty Park Tennis Center

Greystone Swim & Racquet Club

Harrington Grove Swim & Racquet Club

Hasentree Country Club

Knightdale Parks and Recreation

Meredith College

Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center

NC State JW Isenhour Tennis Center

NC State University Club

North Carolina State University Wellness and Recreation

North Hills Club

North Ridge Country Club

Raleigh Racquet Club


Seven Oaks Racquet & Swim Club

Springdale Area Recreation Club


Swing Racquet + Paddle 


TPC Wakefield Plantation

RTA Community Partner Organizations

In addition to the relationships and partnerships the RTA has formed with Raleigh tennis providers and clubs, the RTA has also established similar relationships and partnerships with both tennis and “non-tennis” organizations to coordinate activities that promote tennis. Additionally, the RTA is always open to welcoming new partners to further our impact in the community (contact us about RTA partnership opportunities). Current and past 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

Daughter’s of the British Empire NC 

Ebony Racquet Club

Haven House

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce NC


March of Dimes Walk for Babies

NC Tennis Foundation

NC State Tennis On Campus

Raleigh Housing Authority

Smart Athlete 

Tennis For Life

Wake County Public School System

Wake Orthopaedics


YMCA of the Triangle

Raleigh Chapter: National Junior Tennis and Learning

As part of the USTA Foundation’s National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) nation-wide network, RTA’s NJTL Chapter seeks to develop the character of young people within our community through tennis and education. Our chapter’s goal is to facilitate efforts to strengthen and improve NJTL programming and outreach in Raleigh. RTA provides support for tennis and Raleigh NJTL Chapters that provide educational programming and introduces tennis to new faces across Raleigh. 


Learn more about the Raleigh NJTL Chapter.

Cy King Community Tennis Fund Make A Donation 

The Cy King Community Tennis Fund, created by the Raleigh Tennis Association to honor Cy King, will help to provide small application-based grants for Raleigh under-resourced youth and youth impacted through NJTL programs in Raleigh. Donations and contributions from individuals and businesses help ensure that tennis exists for all youth to try the game, learn the skills, and compete in match play. Your donations are accepted throughout the year.


Matching Gifts

A generous sponsor pledged to match all donations up to $10,000.

Spirit of Tennis Scholarship Program 

In 2019, the RTA launched the “Spirit of Tennis Scholarship Program” to support Raleigh residents pursuing post-secondary education in the state of North Carolina whose lives in and out of the classroom and on and off the court, reflect the spirit of tennis. 

A  maximum of three (3) scholarships, in the minimum amount of $1,000 each, will be awarded to high school seniors in the Spring of 2021. Beginning in March 2021, RTA will accept applications for the scholarship program. Applications will be reviewed by the RTA  Serves committee and recommended to the RTA Board of Directors for approval. Selected winners will be announced in May 2021.

Learn more about the Spirit of Tennis Scholarship Program

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