Western Tidewater Tennis Association - Western Tidewater Tennis Association

Have A Ball With Us! WTTA places an emphasis on introducing & fostering a lifelong love of tennis to the youth & adults.

Our Mission:

To promote and develop the growth of tennis in the Western Tidewater area of Virginia.

About WTTA

The Western Tidewater Tennis Association (WTTA) is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Membership and sponsorship donations directly support operational costs to run our tennis programs, leagues, tournaments, camps, and social events for all levels of tennis players in the Western Tidewater area.

WTTA also places an emphasis on introducing and fostering a lifelong love of tennis to the youth of the Western Tidewater area through the following activities and programs:

  • Operating year-round programs and camps for underprivileged youth. We partner with Franklin Boys & Girls Club and Parks & Recreation Department, James L Camp YMCA after school program, USTA, Suffolk Parks & Recreation Department, and area schools

  • Delivering Ace Obesity Program to area schools. The Ace Obesity Program instructs students on the benefits of healthy eating and getting moving and teaches tennis skills during physical education classes. Over 2000 students have engaged in this program so far. 

  • Providing tennis equipment to each local school, giving over 4,200 students access to tennis.  

  • Helping fund tennis summer camp sponsorships for our area's underprivileged youth.

  • Providing tennis programs for area high school tennis teams and coaches.  

  • Donating used tennis balls and refurbished racquets to area high school tennis teams. 

  • Offering beginner pickleball clinics and open play to the mainly older population.


Donations help support operational expenses.

Sponsors will be acknowledged on WTTA social media.

Sponsorship donations are accepted via WTTA PayPal and Venmo or send a check to:

Western Tidewater Tennis Association

c/o Sheryl Raulston, President

136 Wynnwood Drive

Franklin, VA 23851


Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, foundations, and community grants we have received in the past that allowed us to grow tennis in Western Tidewater.

Awards: 2014 USTA Mid-Atlantic Community Tennis Association of the Year.


Membership is required to participate in all WTTA events.

Our Partners

YMCA of South Hampton Roads
USTA Mid-Atlantic
Suffolk Parks and Recreation