About The San Antonio Tennis Association, Inc.
To promote and develop the lifetime sport of tennis as a means of healthful recreation, physical fitness, social skill development and character building and to provide accessible tennis programming to players of all ages and abilities regardless of background, circumstance or lifestyle.
SATA is based at the City of San Antonio's premier tennis facility, the McFarlin Tennis Center at San Pedro Springs.
Founded in 1946, SATA is United States Tennis Association (USTA) Community Tennis Association (CTA)--a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization supporting programs that grow the game of tennis. As such we are a longtime contributor in growing the sport of tennis in the greater San Antonio area and surrounding communities.
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In 2017, SATA involved more than 29,000 men, women and children in and around San Antonio in the sport. SATA is based at the McFarlin Tennis Center, one of Texas’ premier public tennis facilities, with 22 hard courts. In 2016, SATA invested over $160,000 in renovating and upgrading the facilities at McFarlin, hosting the 2016 San Antonio Open, a women's professional WTA Tour 125K event.
Along with its own events and programs, SATA supports USTA programs including USTA Leagues, USTA Junior Team Tennis, USTA After-School Programs, National Junior Tennis & Learning Programs (NJTL), USTA Adaptive/Wheelchair Tennis and USTA-sanctioned tournaments.
McFarlin Tennis Center, San Antonio, Texas
SATA works in cooperation with the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department to host free weekly “Fitness in the Park” clinics and works with various schools, clubs, and other tennis organizations in the city to provide additional outlets for tennis.
SATA recognizes that San Antonio has a very diverse socio-economic makeup, so it works to create accessible programming for people of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances. Its NJTL program served 5,212 participants in 2015 and over 13,000 participants in 2016, providing equipment and instruction at little to no cost. SATA also has developed programs for both active and retired military and their families and partners with area schools, homeschool families, adaptive and wheelchair tennis players, and Special Olympics to assist with skills days for children will disabilities.
2019 Host city for USTA JTT Nationals
2018 Outstanding Facility Award (John R. McFarlin Tennis Center)
2017 Organization Member of the Year Award (USTA)
2017 CTA of the Year (Tennis Industry Association)
2016 Organization of the Year (USTA Texas Section)
2016 CTA of the Year (USTA Texas Section)
2015 CTA of the Year (USTA Texas Section)
2015 Diversity Achievement Award – (USTA Texas Section)
2014 NJTL Chapter of the Year (USTA Texas Section)
2014 USTA Texas Highest Percentage of Growth in the Adult 18 & Over League