Junior Tennis Committee

Ray Harrison Chairperson

Mission
The mission of Hillsborough County Tennis Association (HCTA) for junior tennis is to promote awareness of and participation in recreational junior tennis programs in Hillsborough County. The HCTA is committed to creating and developing opportunities to play tennis for all young people, through its various programs.

The HCTA is committed to integrating existing programs and develop new program initiatives that will substantially increase multi-cultural participation in Hillsborough County. The HCTA will not discriminate against any junior tennis participant including but not limited to gender, race, color, or ethnicity.

The HCTA is committed to encouraging and fostering healthy social, emotional, and educational development through the sport of tennis while promoting a fun and safe environment. The HCTA is also committed to educating parents on the value of tennis to their children's development and facilitating parents in with the tools to support their young children's tennis ambitions.

The HCTA Junior tennis committee is seeking volunteers and partnerships that represent local tennis professionals, business leaders, youth organization members, high school tennis players, and parents. Please, inquire to HCTA if you would like become a volunteer.

Specific areas of need for volunteers of all ages:

  • Quick Start Tournaments and Quick Start Advocacy - Almost anyone with basic tennis knowledge can get certified to teach Quick Start with smaller nets, smaller courts, smaller racquets, and slower balls for smaller people of ages 5-12 years old. We can help you get certified to assist at events if you like or you can simply help us with letting us know of youth tennis opportunities at area YMCAs, Youth after school programs, etc. that the HCTA can partner with. We can help create fun learning environment for tennis that offers great exercise for our youth of Hillsborough County.
  • Disadvantaged Youth - We are looking for disadvantaged youth areas and associated area organizations that would like to partner to non only create programming for Quick Start but for ages above 12 as well.
  • Rookie Tournaments – HCTA hosts 3 to 4 Rookie tournaments each year and we are in need of more HCTA ambassadors to assist with 1 or more of these events which is a Saturday time commitment only.
If you are interested in being part of the HCTA Committee Team please email us at tampatennis@gmail.com .

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