Capital Tennis Association 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dear CTA members,

I hope this email finds you well and safe.  Yesterday, DC, Maryland, and Virginia issued stay-at-home orders for the entire region, effective at least through April 24.  In addition, both Rock Creek and Hains Point/East Potomac have announced that they will continue to be closed until further notice, and Fairfax will remain closed through June 10 in compliance with Virginia's order.  In light of all this, we are cancelling winter and spring leagues through April 24.  Like last time, we will advise impacted players regarding refunds/rescheduling once we've worked out the details with the tennis facilities, but in the meantime, if you are experiencing some sort of hardship please don't hesitate to reach out to us and we will work with you.  And as always, we sincerely apologize for the disruptions and inconveniences.  Thank you for bearing with us as we navigate these uncertain times.

There are more CTA programming scheduling updates below, but first I want to pause for a minute to say: please continue to heed the warnings and directions from your local officials with regards to this pandemic.  Only leave home for essential activities and practice social distancing and thorough hand washing to prevent the spread of the virus.  And if you choose to continue to play tennis as your form of outdoor exercise, please do so responsibly so that you don't unwittingly further the transmission of this virus in your communities.  We want you to stay as safe and healthy as possible while CTA programming is on hiatus!

Speaking of which, here are those programming updates:

  • Earth Day Volunteer Invitational Tournament (April 18) - Postponed until further notice.
  • Team DC Night of Champions Dinner (April 18) - The latest from Team DC is that they are tentatively rescheduling the dinner for July 25.  For the time being, CTA will pause sign-ups for our 50% ticket reimbursement for CTA attendees until Team DC finalizes their plans.
  • CTA Spring Social (April 25) - As previously mentioned, our spring social at the Arlington YMCA is postponed until further notice.
  • In-House Singles Tournament (May 8-10) - At this time, there is too much uncertainty as to whether any of our tennis venues will be back up and running in time.  Therefore, we are postponing the tournament, and it will be rescheduled for later this year, likely in October.
  • In-House Doubles Tournament (June 5-7) - We will continue as scheduled for this tournament for the time being.
  • Capital Pride Festival (June 14) - The Capital Pride Alliance recently announced that all June Pride events, including the festival that we participate in, are postponed until further notice.
  • Summer Leagues - We remain hopeful that we will be able to play our usual wide assortment of summer leagues.  At this time, however, we are pushing back the scheduled start dates for these leagues from May to June instead.  If we're able to move forward with this plan, we will open up registration later this month.  Stay tuned for more updates.

As always, we want to hear from you: if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to us anytime.  And please continue to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe.  We can't wait to see you back on the courts again.

Take care,

Isidro Mariscal
Capital Tennis Association, President |

Note: Any payment to CTA, as CTA is organized as a 501(c)(4) organization, is not tax deductible because CTA is not considered to be a charitable organization.  This includes membership fees, league and other participation fees (e.g., drill sessions, ladders, CTA social events).

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CTA is part of the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance, the United States Tennis Association, and a member of Team DC. CTA is a 501(c)(4) organization and not a charitable organization. Any payment to CTA, including membership, league, and other participation fees, is not tax deductible.

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