ABOUT THE TENNIS CLUB
Austin Tennis Club (ATC) is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting tennis and social activities among the Austin-area LGBT community. Membership is open to any adult who endorses ATC’s basic purposes, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or tennis ability. All tennis players and supporters, from beginners to experts, are welcome. Members enjoy discounted or free admission to all ATC tennis activities, access to the ATC membership directory and ladders, and many social opportunities throughout the year. Join ATC and expand your tennis/personal/professional circle of friends today!
ATC has three levels of membership that you can take advantage of. There are benefits associated with each level of membership, and we are always looking at ways to improve your experience. Take a look at what we have to offer:
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Hello Tennis Enthusiasts... Welcome to the Austin Tennis Club.
ATC is a GLBT tennis group that meets weekly to practice, socialize, and help promote the sport of tennis in the gay and lesbian community. The club is open to men and women, and all straight allies who may wish to join
us. As a club, we are a member of the International Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) and host an annual tournament on the circuit known as the Heart of Texas Classic, or the HOT tournament. Having Austin as the backdrop to our amazing tournament only adds to its popularity, attracting players from not only around the country but internationally as well. We have become one of the largest charity donors on the GLTA circuit and are very proud of the contributions we have made and will continue to make in the years to come. Besides our annual HOT tournament ATC members also have the chance to try out for our Texas Cup team. Texas Cup is an annual competition where the teams from Austin, Houston, And Dallas take to the courts and battle it out for the traveling trophy known as the Texas Cup.
Besides our annual tournament, ATC also hosts a variety of activities making us one of the most social and active groups in central Texas. Besides our Friday, Tuesday and Sunday social doubles, our club offers a singles challenge ladder, Team tennis competitions, annual Singles and Doubles tournaments, and a variety of social evens allowing members the chance to network, socialize and talk about what else... Tennis!!
I am excited to be taking the reins as the new President of Austin Tennis Club. We have a tremendous mix of both veteran and new board members who are equally eager to lead the organization and represent its members and players for the next year. We are also fortunate that our outgoing board members remain active members in ATC and will continue to participate and share their insight into the past and future of the organization.
I want to reiterate our outgoing President’s statement that our club is only as strong as the members who volunteer to lead, and I want to add that our strength and success are equally dependent on all of our Members and Participants. Your contributions and participation keep us going and make these volunteer leadership positions worthwhile.
Best and cheers to a great year,
President, Austin Tennis Club