The Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association (CTA) has agreed to enlarge its support of the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics tennis competition.
The CTA board of directors, composed of area tennis professionals and tennis enthusiasts, voted to become the presenter of the annual tennis competition which is one of 23 sports or games offered during the District Olympics. David Kimball, CTA president, and Gerry Robichaux, representing the District Olympics (left and right above) worked up a proposal for the CTA board. It was officially accepted at the CTA’s November meeting. Under the proposal, the CTA will include the Senior Olympics dates in its yearly calendar and will provide expertise in tournament conduct. In years past, the CTA provided balls for the competition and that will continue under the new agreement.
“Our aim is to encourage tennis play for all ages,” said Kimball, professional at Southern Hills Tennis Center. “This is a chance to reach outside the established USTA circles to help the Senior Olympics in its effort to encourage play among seniors.”
“We welcome the CTA as the official presenter of our tennis competition and we know it will enhance the event,” Robichaux said. “This is a big step forward for us.”
The 19th renewal of the NW La. District Olympics will run between April 1 and May 21. The tournament will be held April 1-10 at the newly expanded Bossier Tennis Complex, 4440 Benton Road. Medal winners will be determined in doubles, mixed doubles and singles.