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On September 12, 2015, 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.

Press release:   2017 Season Kickoff Event:

The 2017 Season kickoff for the Oak Lawn Tennis Association (OLTA) and the Sets in the City – Dallas Women’s Tennis Club will be held at the Cedar Springs Tap House, on Saturday, March 4th at 7pm.  Location: 4123 Cedar Springs Rd Suite 100 Dallas, Texas

This event will include information for current and prospective members interested in playing tennis in an open and inclusive environment.

All interested men and women of the community are welcome to attend regardless of tennis ability.

Clint Gay, executive director of OLTA, will provide info on the 2017 play schedule and other events for the OLTA season. “OLTA welcomes people of all tennis ability to play with us through various social and competitive organized events throughout the year.  Officers and members will be on hand to answer any questions and provide a welcoming atmosphere to all.” Says Clint Gay.

For the first time, we are combing and launching this 2017 season with both OLTA and SETS to promote a GLTB tennis community atmosphere.  For more information about OLTA, contact Ben Highsmith at social2@oltadallas.org , and info@sitcdallas.com   for the Sets in the City organization for women. 







The 2017 season begins on March 5th at Kiest Tennis Center in Dallas!  Come out and play some tennis and meet the members.  Your first 3 sessions are free for new and prospective members.  Please check back for more details on the 2017 season including a new Friday night venue and planned social events for our members.

See you soon!



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 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!

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.