What is the DCTA?
The Durango Community Tennis Association (DCTA) was formed in 1999 as a non-profit 501c3 corporation with an elected board of directors. The board of directors has been constantly changing over the last several years and DCTA remains active with hundreds of tennis enthusiasts.
With encouragement from the DCTA, the City of Durango, La Plata County and the 9-R School District combined resources and rebuilt ten existing tennis courts and built two new courts since 2002. Thanks to the City for going the extra step in designing the those facilities with heavy duty prestressed concrete foundations which resist cracking! Tennis Facilities in Durango include two courts each at Needham Elementary School, The Mason Center on W. Third Ave., Skyridge subdivision, and six courts at Durango High School. Four new courts were also constructed at Fort Lewis College by the City of Durango and will open in June 2018.
The DCTA continues to provide volunteers and resources to help maintenance efforts of the City of Durango and the 9R School Districts. The tireless (no pun intended) effort of Mike Lewis (DCTA sponsor Firestone of Durango) has resulted in new benches on nearly every court in Durango. Mike worked with the DHS woodshop teachers to coordinate and provide materials using DCTA funds, and the high school kids did an excellent job constructing the benches. The DCTA also held a fundraiser for additional benches to be used on city courts. We are proud to announce that the courts at SkyRidge now have nice new benches due to this effort! Thanks to all who contributed! Also we would like to thank all those who showed up with ladders, pliers, etc to assist with the wind screens at the high school.
The DCTA has also assisted in maintaining the city and school district courts over the past several years by cleaning the courts, providing nets and net straps as they wear out etc. DCTA discussions with the City of Durango and 9R concerning fixing the lights have stalled. The DCTA provided $10,000 to assist the City of Durango in funding the 4 new lighted courts at Fort Lewis College. The DCTA also provided funds and labor to provide new windscreens at the High School courts in 2017. Windscreens at Needham courts are currently in disrepair but DCTA is waiting to hear the school districts final plan of whether or not to turn them into a parking lot before proceeding with funding new windscreens. Thank you for all your support!!!
Spread the word about DCTA
Please spread the word about our website to others you know and to associations and organizations as well. There are many tennis enthusiasts who do not know about us yet…..and ALL are welcome in this truly community resource.
Also, please feel free to contact us at the DCTA with any ideas, suggestions, or requests that could help “Tennis in Durango”.