The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has designated May as National Tennis Month. Designating a month of promotion for tennis gives coaches, facilities, tennis leagues, and community tennis associations a platform to drive awareness of the sport. In Cambria, the place to play tennis is on the six excellent tennis courts at Coast Union High School.
These courts serve the high school and the public under the auspices of the Cambria Tennis Club (CTC). The CTC, which is a USTA Community Tennis Association, was established in 1992 for the overall purpose of supporting and promoting tennis among students, Coast Union tennis teams, local residents, and visiting players. The availability of quality court facilities for all interested tennis players is due in large measure to the efforts of the CTC, which maintains the courts as part of its charter. One of CTC’s responsibilities, pursuant to an agreement with the Coast Union School District, is court maintenance and repair, which the CTC dutifully has fulfilled for 30 years.
National Tennis Month throughout May will help bring new players into local programs, inspire lapsed players to pick up the sport again, and energizes existing players. According to the USTA, participation in tennis is surging with nearly 23 million people taking to the courts in 2021, approximately 1 million more players than in 2020. Any tennis player regardless of skill level who wants to get back into the game locally should consider joining the CTC at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays for drop-in doubles. Alternatively, get in touch, and Club members will try to match new players to a member for a game. For further information including a membership application, check out the Club website (cambriatennisclub.com) or call CTC at 805-927-1576.