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Western Region CTA's
What is a CTA?
A USTA Community Tennis Association (CTA) is "any incorporated, geographically defined, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that supports or provides programs that promote and develop the growth of tennis."  As an association, the groups work to coordinate and maintain tennis programs and services, guaranteeing that they are open and accessible to all. Fueled by local volunteers, CTAs exist to promote and develop the game of tennis in the community.

Buffalo Niagara Community Tennis Association (BNCTA) is an umbrella CTA that serves the Western part of New York State.  The group meets regularly to plan events and coordinate tennis activities throughout the area.  For more information, contact BNCTA President Shawna Macfarlane at 716-531-5862 or leaguetennisbuffalo@gmail.com or go to www.bncta.org.

Greater Elmira Tennis Association (GETA) serves communities in the Southern Tier including Elmira, Corning and Horseheads.  It is the mission of the Greater Elmira Tennis Association (GETA) "to promote the development of tennis as a means of healthful recreation and a lifetime of physical fitness for all age groups."  The volunteers have worked hard to provide opportunities for kids and adults in this area to play tennis year round.  They offer a series of youth tennis clinics for beginning and advanced players and families, and they host tennis tournaments during the summer months. The GETA Board of Directors meets monthly. For more details about GETA sponsored events and programs, visit www.getatennis.com or contact GETA by phone at 607-737-4674. GETA President Steve McGary can be reached at smcgary104@aol.com.

Central New York Tennis Association (CNYTA) is an umbrella CTA that conducts a full range of programs. Their mission is "to provide more tennis opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and economic levels. For more information contact CNYTA President Jen Kagan at jkagan@twcny.rr.com.

Volunteers from Tennis Charities of Binghamton, Inc. coordinate the annual Levene, Gouldin, & Thompson Tennis Challenger, a USTA Professional Circuit event held each July at Recreation Park in Binghamton.  In addition to the Challenger that attracts an impressive field of up-and-coming stars, several Community Outreach Events are scheduled each year including a USTA Member Appreciation Day, 10U events, and much more.  For details on the event, visit www.binghamtonchallenger.com.

North Country Tennis Association (NCTA) is comprised of volunteers committed to growing tennis in Watertown and the North Country.  They are working with the City of Watertown, the YMCA, and other local agencies to develop an indoor tennis facility in the area and provide play opportunities for people of all ages.  Please contact NCTA President Jim Newell at skijim@twcny.rr.com for more information or visit NCTA’s web site at: nctennisassoc.com.