For the latest club news visit the OLTA Facebook page.
For the latest tournament information visit the OLTA Texas Open Facebook page.
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 2017 a great year of OLTA tennis. Our Spring 2017 season will start in late February or early March. Please check the calendar of events for updates on times, locations, and other important club events!
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
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.