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Register Today for the 2019 Texas Open

On July 2, 2019, in Uncategorized, by webmaster

39th Annual Texas Open

Friday, Sep. 27 through Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019

A GLTA Masters Series Event

Registration is now open for the 2019 Texas Open, OLTA’s largest annual tennis tournament. The Texas Open is part of the GLTA World Tour International tennis circuit, offering a safe and inclusive tennis community around the world. Everyone is welcome–no matter how you identify or your level of play–to our largest social sporting event of the year!

The Texas Open includes three days of tennis, along with an opening party, a lively dinner event and lots of laughs. Hopefully, you’ll make a few new friends along the way! Click the reservation link below for complete details and to save your spot (registration on the GLTA website is required).  Need lodging? Look for recommendations via OLTA’s Texas Open webpage or use the Book Travel link on the GLTA website.

Reserve your spot today!


In addition, 2019 marks Oak Lawn Tennis Association’s 40th anniversary as an LGBTQ tennis club! We’re happy you will be part of the festivities! 

Tournament Information

Location: Samuel Grand Tennis Center, 6220 E Grand Ave, Dallas, Texas 75223 (map)

Date: Friday, Sep. 27 through Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019

Events include: (all hard court)

  • Men’s Singles: Open, A, B, C, D
  • Men’s Doubles: Open A, B, C, D
  • Women’s Singles: B, C, D
  • Women’s Doubles: B, C, D
  • Mixed Doubles: Open, A, B, C, D

Questions? Keep in touch by visiting the Texas Open Facebook page or submit email inquiries to texasopen@oltadallas.org. Registration deadline is Friday, Sep. 16.


Facebook Pages

On December 12, 2017, in Uncategorized, by webmaster

For the latest club news visit the OLTA Facebook page.

For the latest tournament information visit the OLTA Texas Open Facebook page.


Welcome to the OLTA Dallas Website: 

Our 2019 season will officially begin on February 24th, 2019!  OLTA will be celebrating 40 years in 2019.  We will be adding locations and the play schedule to the this website soon.

The 2018 OLTA season officially ended with a bang on December 8th!  We had a great year with our members competing in The Texas Cup, Texas Open 2018, and various GLTA, USTA, and other  tournaments around the globe.  OLTA continues to grow in membership and interest from a variety of player levels.  Just as important as tennis, is the community and friendships we continue to build.  We host monthly after tennis brunches and various social events throughout the year.   Player development continues to be the focus with weekly pro-lead tennis drills and of course the opportunity to play 3 times a week with the team.  We play in various locations in the Dallas area so a location is sure to be convenient for you.  The 2019 season is stacking up to be a great one.  Come check us out!

If you would like to inquire about membership or other OLTA activities, please email communications@oltadallas.org and we will get back with you.

See you soon on the courts!

Clint Gay
Executive Director

Your 2019 Board of Directors:

Clint Gay, Nate Barnett, Brian Stephens, Craig Hicks, and Richard Cheney


Sign up info:

There are two steps to signing up, both found at http://www.oltadallas.org/join 

1) Membership Form. Link on the above linked page. This step is mandatory and requires members to fill out basic info, sign the liability waiver and give them the chance to opt out of being pictured on OLTA marketing.
2) PayPal. Linked at very bottom of join page. Members may also pay by cash or check, but we encourage them to pay via PayPal. 

Thanks to those that have already signed up!




Friends, Fun, Community, Competition!

On January 9, 2017, in Uncategorized, by webmaster


On January 8, 2017, in Uncategorized, by webmaster

Welcome from the Executive Director:

The Oak Lawn Tennis Association (OLTA) was formed in 1979 by a group of friends who enjoyed tennis. It was the first tennis organization supporting and promoting gay and lesbian tennis activities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. During its history, OLTA has played host to the first gay tennis tournament in the country held since 1980 and now known as the Texas Open, and in 1981, inaugurated the Texas Cup with the Houston Tennis Club (HTC), an annual competition between the two cities. This event now includes the Austin Tennis Club and the Tennis Club of San Antonio.

OLTA is a charter member of the national Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA). The GLTA is the national umbrella tennis organization formed in 1991 to address national standards of competition. The GLTA also provides a national ranking system for gay and lesbian tennis players who participate on the international tournament circuit and provides assistance to cities interested in establishing similar tennis organizations.

OLTA offers activities for players seeking competitive tennis, as well as activities for those who are either first time players or who use tennis as a social outlet. Activities include Singles League, Texas Cup, Team Tennis, Doubles League, Club Championships, and various other events. In addition, the Texas Open, Dallas’ gay and lesbian international tennis tournament held in October, is a successful and popular event on the GLTA tour.

We invite all players, men and women of all ability levels, to join us in making 2018 a great year of OLTA tennis.  Our Spring 2018 season will start on February 25, at Samuell Grand Tennis Center in Dallas.  Please check the calendar of events for updates on times, locations, and other important club events!

Clint Gay
OLTA Executive Director

Register With Oltadallas.org

On March 15, 2013, in Uncategorized, by webmaster

In order to be on the OLTA membership distribution list and receive emails you must:  1) Be a current member in good standing  AND  2) Register with the oltadallas.org website.

You cannot register with this website unless you are a current member who has paid dues and gone through the membership registration process.

If you are already a member but fail to register with the website you will not receive email communication from the organization.

The membership roster is never shared with any third parties, is not publicly viewable or searchable, and is accessible only by other members after logging in.

You don’t have to post a picture or phone number unless you want to; we just need your name and a valid email address.

To register for oltadallas.org and gain full access to the website including the members only section follow these steps:

1. Navigate to www.oltadallas.org.

2. In the upper right corner click “Log In.”

3. You will be shown an “error” screen.

4. At the bottom of the “error” screen click “register.”

5. In the ensuing registration form fill in the fields

  • Username
  • E-Mail
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Play Level
  • Birth Month
  • Birth Day
  • Contact Number
  • Password
  • Confirm Password

6. Check the box to accept the Privacy Policy.

7. Click “Register.”

8. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

The webmaster will automatically be notified that you have registered. He will then activate your account and notify you by email.

You will then be able to log in using the username and password you selected plus you will be in the loop for all activities throughout the season.