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. Since 2000, PPCTA has worked in partnership with Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services as the administrator for all city tennis programs for these players.
Our responsibilities also include the operation of Memorial Tennis Center, a 15 court facility in downtown Colorado Springs. PPCTA coordinates the USTA and CTA programs offered at numerous other sites in Colorado Springs.
PPCTA has served the El Paso Country Parks and Recreation Department to provide programming on many county courts as well.
- USTA Quick Start
- USTA League Tennis
- USTA Tournament Tennis
- USTA School Clinician Program
- Wheelchair Tennis
- Senior Tennis
- Special Olympics Tennis
- Meadow Park Community Tennis for Economically Disadvantaged Youth
- National Junior Tennis League
- Tennis for All events
- Inter-club league programs at participating tennis clubs
TennisFest: Our Signature Event
Each year PPCTA puts on TennisFest—an event drawing hundreds of area tennis players of all levels and ages together for tournament play and special activities. TennisFest is our premier event for connecting with the community, creating awareness of our mission and fund raising.
Our History of Community Impact
- PPCTA scholarship program provides scholarships for students needing financial support, including several players who have placed at top state high school levels.
- Hillside Community Center: six weeks of tennis instruction for disadvantaged youth ages 6 to 16. Scholarships also provided.
- YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region: provided, six weeks of tennis instruction, racquets and balls on a sliding fee scale.
- Urban League: free of charge, tennis instruction, racquets, and balls. Scholarships were available for participants who expressed an interest in continuing with tennis instruction.
- Police Athletic League: free of charge, tennis instruction, racquets, and balls to disadvantaged youth from different ethnic backgrounds and from low-income areas of Colorado Springs.
- Scholarships were available for participants who expressed an interest in continuing with tennis instruction.
- Support for Special Olympic Tennis players with instruction and court time.
- Support for the Wounded Warrior Tennis play days.
- Coordinated funding for Art Kono Annual Tournament to raise funds which were matched by the Intermountain Tennis Association to help high school coaches and hundreds of players in School District 11.