An “All New” PPCTA

The Pikes Peak Community Tennis Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1997 to promote the growth of tennis among all citizens of the Pikes Peak  region, regardless of age or economic and cultural background.

The mission remains the same. . . the net is just expanding! 

Launching in the late summer of 2014 is a new “council” structure for the organization, bringing 15 “council” seats to the table on a quarterly basis to collaborate on the growth and vitality of the game and to create a common advocacy for all racquet sports in our community.  The council members, representing the most active groups in the tennis and racquet sports arena, will rotate on an annual basis.  Council seats will include the following:

  • Junior Tennis
  • High School Coaches
  • Club Players
  • Public Park Players
  • Senior Tennis
  • Adaptive Tennis
  • Interclub
  • Pickleball
  • USTA Players
  • Tennis Clubs
  • Teaching Professionals
  • Underserved Youth Organizations

The PPCTA will continue to operate the Memorial Tennis Center, a 15 court facility in downtown Colorado Springs.  Recently renovated with all new post-tension courts and gorgeous landscaping, this park is one of the public tennis gems in our state.

The PPCTA’s flagship program is the Women’s Fall & Spring Interclub League, offered at every indoor club in the area.  Players at the 3.5, 4.0 & 4.5 levels are provided with the opportunity to play doubles at a multitude of clubs at the nominal cost of $7 per match.  The $30 PPCTA membership fee allows players to participate in the program without paying typical guest fees at each facility.

Team Springs – New for Fall 2014!  

New for the fall of 2014 is an exciting new junior program, called “Team Springs”.  This program is designed for the top sixteen junior tennis players ages 9 – 14 in the Pikes Peak area who are seeking a serious tennis program that will allow them to train and travel with other juniors their age and ability level on a monthly basis.

Funded by the El Pomar Foundation and the PPCTA, this program is designed not to “replace” existing training programs for juniors, but to simply supplement their training.  The junior players selected for the program will receive full scholarships to include a team uniform, monthly workouts and/or trips to the Denver/Boulder area to compete against other juniors, post-workout seminars on nutrition, mental toughness, stretching, tournament planning, etc….

Top pros from around the area have been invited to serve as “Team Springs” coaches.  Juniors will have the opportunity to be exposed to the best teaching methods from a variety of experienced pros.  While most workouts will be conducted at The Broadmoor on clay and hard courts, other facilities will be utilized.

Junior players are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.  Selection will be based on a player’s commitment to improve, sportsmanship, scholastics, competitive tennis results, rankings and recommendations from coaches and teachers.  Financial eligibility will not be a factor, as funds will be available to support players from low income families and areas, including our public parks.

Applications for scholarships are due on Friday, August 29th.  Successful candidates will be notified no later than Monday, September 8th.  If you have trouble downloading the application, please request one via email at tennis@broadmoor.com.

Click below to view and print application.

TEAM SPRINGS JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM APPLICATION

 

U-10 Workshops

 

QuickStart U-10 instructor class

Our Programs:

  • USTA Quick Start U-10
  • USTA League Tennis
  • USTA Tournament Tennis
  • USTA School Clinician Program
  • Team Springs Competitive Junior Program
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Senior Tennis
  • Special Olympics Tennis
  • Meadow Park Community Tennis for Economically Disadvantaged Youth
  • National Junior Tennis League
  • Tennis for All events
  • Interclub programs
  • USTA workshops
  • Wounded Warriors workshops
  • CardioTennis
  • Challenge ladders

New to tennis?  New to town? Contact us TODAY for information on how to get involved: ppcta.org@gmail.com

Building the future of tennis in the Pikes Peak Region