The Charleston Area Tennis Association, frequently referred to as CATA, was incorporated under the laws of the State of West Virginia on October 8, 1986 as a not-for-profit corporation. CATA was formed to serve, principally, as a community tennis association within the framework of the United States Tennis Association. Currently, CATA is one of eleven area associations within the Ohio Valley Tennis Association, which is one of fourteen district associations within USTA/Midwest, Inc., which, in the hierarchy, is one of seventeen sectional associations within the United States Tennis Association. CATA works through the Ohio Valley Tennis Association on matters of administration with the United States Tennis Association.
CATA's stated purposes include promoting the development of tennis as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness. CATA primarily accomplishes this by promoting the programs developed by the United States Tennis Association for both juniors and adults. CATA offers leagues for adult players in many configurations which are organized by skill level and offer the opportunity to progress to championships at the local, district, sectional and national levels. CATA offers programs for juniors to introduce them to the game of tennis and to steer them into developmental programs offered by area tennis clubs or organizations. CATA promotes the city's public courts tournament. CATA provides grants to programs throughout Charleston and surrounding areas that are designed to promote the game of tennis.
Essentially, CATA is Charleston's and the surrounding area's conduit for designing, developing, organizing, and conducting tennis events.
If you are a member of the United States Tennis Association, you are automatically a member of CATA. If you are not a member but you live in the Charleston area and you have an interest in, or love of, the game of tennis, then you are a friend of CATA and its welcomed guest at any meetings, functions or events.
If you have any questions, you need only to ask and a representative of CATA will reach out to you. Click here.