The purpose of the Northwest Louisiana CTA is to make a positive impact on the tennis community by providing support and resources in the development of programs, events, leagues, and facilities and promoting tennis as a lifetime healthful sport within North Louisiana to all ages and all skill levels. The NW LA CTA will collaborate with the USTA and other associations and programs in the pursuit of these goals.
What is a CTA?
CTA is any geographically defined, not for profit, volunteer tennis organization that supports and provides programs which pulls the community together by promoting and developing the growth of tennis.
What is our purpose?
The purpose of the Northwest Louisiana CTA is to make an positive impact on the tennis community by providing support and resources in the development of programs, events, leagues, and facilities promoting tennis as a lifetime healthful sport within North Louisiana to all ages and all skill levels. The NWLACTA will collaborate with the USTA and other associations and programs in the pursuit of these goals.
Who are our members?
All USTA members are automatically grandfathered into the organization. Also, any tennis enthusiast who is willing to devote time and energy and who will bring constructive ideas and suggestions is welcome to be a part of any or all CTA meetings. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club.
What are our goals?
Acquire grants from LTA, STA and USTA to fund programs.
Let local players know who we are and why we exist.
Improve media relations and media coverage.
Host annual workshop to certify officials for tournaments.
Support and sponsor the city tournaments.
Financially assist USA Adult League teams when they advance to Sectionals, Regionals and beyond.
Support local Juniors who are in need of financial assistance and sponsor Junior Novice Circuit.
To eventually bring all local events and leagues under one umbrella to increase services and possibly reduce member costs.
To promote and build the game of tennis in the Northwest Louisiana area.
Promote USTA membership.
2022 Officers and Leadership
Joey Lawler, Past President
Brian Bernard, President
Stephanie Bass, Executive Vice President
Pam Haley, Secretary
Steve Craig, Treasurer
Albert Hardison, Executive Board Member at Large
Chris Dudley, Querbes Tennis Center
Todd Killen, Bossier Tennis Center
Grady Wilson, Pierremont Oaks Tennis Center
Willie Paz, Natchitoches Tennis Center
Matt "Buddha" Coerver, Southern Trace Country Club
At-Large Board Members:
Kaye Cochran, Community Coordinator
Kirita Windham, Community Coordinator
Louisiana Tennis Association Officers (local members):
Jay Boyd, President
Bob Patterson, North LA Representative
Grady Wilson, Vice President
John Liles, Past President
Philip Campbell, Past President
Local League Council Chair, League Coordinators as co-chairman, various players on committee
Promotes tennis participation in all adult categories.
• Supports competitive programs for all players, collaborating with other local areas and organizations to maximize participation.
• Supports recreational tennis opportunities for adults beginning in tennis young adults. Assist these players merging into league play.
• Captain Appreciation and Recognition
• Works with local State Tournaments Committee, League Council
• Meets quarterly
Board Member, Chairman and volunteers from various clubs and regions within our local tennis community
To recognize and honor those individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions within local tennis community.
• Reach out to increase the number of nominations from our local community for potential awardees through the LTA Awards.
• Work with Media/Communication Committee to recognize tennis enthusiasts, volunteers and players for their contributions to the game of tennis throughout the year.