Arkansas River Valley Tennis Association

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About the Arkansas River Valley Tennis Association



Arkansas River Valley Tennis Association - a non-profit Community Tennis Association (CTA) serving tennis players in Pope, Johnson and Yell counties since 1995.


Executive Board

President: Melissa Oates

Vice President:

Secretary: Bobra Wilbanks


Publicity: Dianna Meadows



Our mission is to promote the growth of tennis in within in our CTA area.

We accomplish this mission through many different venues


Adult Programs

· Tennis leagues and Ladders

· Tournaments

· Play Days

· Social Tennis Events

· Group Drills with local pros and college coaches


Junior Programs

· Group Drills

· Quick Start Program

· Junior Camps through the Boys and Girls Club


Court Improvements

· Purchase of nets and windscreens

· Communicate with the local city and federal governments when repairs or upkeep is needed

· Provide Grant support for improvement of courts and resurfacing


Community Involvement

· Provide a liaison between city, state and federal government organizations to represent the needs of the tennis community

· Fund Raising to support the River Valley Boys and Girls Club

· Develop a partnership with Arkansas Tech University

· Support ATU and High School Tennis Teams

· Work with local churches to develop Quick Start Tennis Programs

· Work with the elementary schools to provide tennis racquets and in-service training for PE Teachers


3 STAR CTA under the umbrella of the USTA Southern Section District of Arkansas