Capital Tennis Association (CTA) was formed in 1994 as a not-for-profit organization to coordinate and promote the sport of tennis among the adult DC metropolitan LGBTQ community. CTA is one of the largest and most active LGBTQ sports organizations in the DC area, with more than 300 active players and members.


Membership is comprised of LGBTQ players and community allies. As a member of CTA, you are eligible to play in CTA's leagues and in-house tournament, attend CTA tennis socials and drill sessions, and sign up for CTA listservs


CTA organizes leagues year-round with Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons that start in January, March, May, and September, respectively. Registration opens approximately 4-6 weeks before each season begins, and members are eligible to sub into existing leagues. Leagues play indoors year-round and outdoors in the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons.



Each Spring, CTA organizes the CTA Championships: singles and doubles in-house tournaments for our members.  Each is held outdoors over separate weekends for players of all skill levels.


Each Summer, CTA participates in the Atlantic Cup, a quad-city competition between LGBT tennis groups in Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and DC. Each group takes turns hosting the event.

Each Fall, CTA hosts the Capital Classic, DC's GLTA invitational tournament. 




Throughout the year, CTA organizes happy hours, tennis socials, and a year-end holiday party. For more information, contact CTA's Social Director.


CTA is a completely volunteer-run organization.  There are many opportunities to contribute to CTA:

  • Run for office and serve on the CTA Board
  • Serve on one of CTA's many committees (e.g., Capital Classic, CTA Championships)
  • Serve as a league coordinator
  • Volunteer to work on CTA's events throughout the year

Learn More

To learn more, check out the current CTA Board and Bylaws.  Members also can view recent Board Minutes and Member Updates from CTA's President.

CTA is a proud member of the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance, Team DC
and the United States Tennis Association.

Copyright 2023, Capital Tennis Association 

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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