Capital Tennis Association 

LEAGUES OVERVIEW

CTA coordinates league play throughout the year in the DC Metro area.  CTA leagues are organized into four seasons: Winter (Jan-May), Spring (Mar-May), Summer (May-Sept), and Fall (Sept-Dec).

PLAYER RATINGS

Leagues are open to players of ALL skills levels.  Prior to registering for league play, players must self-rate based on a personal assessment of their tennis experience and ability.  This allows league coordinators to assign new players to the appropriate court.  A CTA player can change his or her play level at any time.  For guidance on how to self-rate, click here.

As a reference point, USTA 2.5 is roughly equivalent to D, USTA 3.0 to C, USTA 3.5/4.0 to B, USTA 4.0/4.5 to A, and USTA 4.5/5.0+ to OPEN.

REGISTRATION

League registration opens about 6 weeks prior to the start of each season.  To register, you must have a valid CTA membership and can only register for yourself.  Visit here to purchase a CTA membership.

After registration closes, players are encouraged to visit their Stats and Schedule webpage during a roughly 2-week window to submit their preferred play dates in the leagues for which they registered.  The League Commissioner will attempt to honor as many play-date preferences as possible.

LEAGUE PLAY

CTA now offers a variety of multi-week play packages to try and closely meet member demand.  CTA provides tennis balls for each league match.  Unless otherwise noted, doubles leagues utilize a rotating three-set format where each player plays one set with the three other individuals assigned to his or her court that session.

Purchasing a spot(s) in a league is a commitment to show up to play on scheduled dates.  Players who are unable to play their regularly scheduled play date MUST find another CTA member (with a valid, current membership) to substitute.  No-shows are strongly discouraged and penalized.

PAYMENTS

CTA is a 501(c)(4) organization.  Any payments to CTA are not tax deductible, including membership, league, and other participation fees (e.g., drill sessions and tournaments).  CTA utilizes PayPal. 

TENNIS SITES

1090 Ohio Dr. SW
Washington, DC  20024
(202) 554-5962
http://www.eastpotomactennis.com

East Potomac Tennis Center is one of the largest public tennis facilities in the Washington DC area, located along a waterfront setting at Hains Point.

The facility has 24 courts -- 10 clay and 14 hard -- including lighted courts for evening play and a practice wall. Walk-in, reserved and seasonal contract court time is available; membership is not required. Indoors is a comfortable 70 degrees year-round.  Free parking is available as are locker and shower facilities. Professional lessons are also offered.


16th & Kennedy Streets NW
Washington, DC  20011
(202) 722-5949
http://www.rockcreektennis.com

Rock Creek Tennis Center is operated by Guest Services, Inc., and authorized for concession by the National Park Service.  The center surrounds William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Stadium, home of the Citi Open Tennis Tournament, an ATP 500 Tour event. The facility has a total of 25 outdoor tennis courts: 15 hard courts and 10 clay courts. Five indoor courts are heated and available during the Winter season. The Rock Creek Tennis Center opens daily at 7 am and closes at 11 pm.  Clay courts are available until 8 pm.  The hard courts are lighted and are available until close.  A snack bar is located next to the Pro Shop and is open daily.  Parking is free.


9860 Fairfax Blvd (or 9860 Lee Hwy)
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 273-9276
http://www.fairfaxracquetclub.com

For over 40 years, the Fairfax Racquet Club has been one of the premier racquet and fitness clubs in the metro Washington DC area. Because CTA pays for an annual membership, players are entitled to enjoy a high-energy atmosphere, state of the art facilities and equipment, stimulating environment, a professional staff and therapeutic massage services.  The facility boasts 12 indoor courts with excellent lighting, free parking, locker and shower facilities, and several snack machines.


2100 Foxhall Road NW
Mount Vernon Campus
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 242-6100
http://www.gwtennis.net

The GWU Tennis Center is open to all GW students and tennis center members. The 11-court facility has lights on six courts for night play. Amenities include a courtside patio, water coolers, court chairs, divider nets, and private locker room with shower facilities.  Parking is free on the weekends.


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