Welcome to Fairhope Tennis Association

The Fairhope Tennis Association (FTA) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and development of tennis for recreation and physical fitness and is pledged to maintain the USTA rules of tennis and code of play.

General Information

The Fairhope Tennis Association (FTA) is run by a volunteer Executive Committee and is focused on tennis games and recreation within the following framework

  • Promotion and development of area tennis.
  • Fairhope Open Tennis Tournaments
  • Fairhope Adult Tennis Games:  Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 8-10 am year around.  Please join us.  All are welcome !!!
  • League play and FTA competitions
  • Further development of tennis facilities in Fairhope
  • Maintenance of web site, www.FairhopeTennisAssociation.com  for information and status of all FTA activities, member communication, tournament registration and related events.

All games and matches are held at the Mike Ford Tennis Courts at Morphy and Young Streets in Fairhope, Alabama.

Membership is $15 per year. All interested tennis players welcome.
To join FTA, send $15 per applicant to:
FTA   PO Box 976, Fairhope, AL 36533.

Please add phone number and e-mail address for contact information.

FTA meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10am
(directly after the Saturday tennis games) in the Fairhope Tennis Center Clubhouse.
FTA membership pays for the tennis balls used in the Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday games from 8-10am at the Tennis Center.  Please come, play and join the fun.

Tennis Court Schedule at the Fairhope Tennis Center:

FTA uses Facebook and www.TeamCowboy.com for communication with members. Players are encouraged to sign in, ’like’ and register with Facebook and Team Cowboy for routine announcements and related info concerning FTA activities. http://fairhopetennis.teamcowboy.com ,  Facebook/Fairhope Tennis Asso

FTA was founded January 1, 2011

The 2016 Membership Drive is underway and 37 of our members have renewed. If you have not renewed yet, please bring the $15 dues to our games, the next meeting or mail it to the FTA Treasurer. Use the app below to help keep the records straight. If you can throw in a few extra dollars for purchase of tennis balls, etc; we will appreciate that very much.


Annual Dues 20____  ~ $15 per individual

Name: _______________________________________________________

 E-mail: ________________________________________

Phone: _____________________

Send to: FTA Treasurer,
PO Box 976  
~ Fairhope, AL 36532


FTA Officers  ~  2016

President            Collin Rust
Vice President    Mary Gammer
Secretary            Open
Treasurer            Penny Slawkowski
Tech Director     James Bond
Social Director    Maybo Wong

Past Presidents 

2011       John Henderson
2012       Bill Carroll
2013       Bill Carroll
2014       Dave Mauritson
2015       Dave Mauritson


8 thoughts on “Welcome to Fairhope Tennis Association

  1. The preferred dues payment method is for the FTA treasurer to get the application form and check in the mail or at one of the monthly meetings. However you can give him the money and form with your name and e-mail during the games on Tue, Thur or Saturday. John H

  2. Yes! We play from 8-10 Tue, Thur and Saturday year around. All are welcome Please come and bring your racket – we furnish the balls.

  3. Hello Members of FTA,

    I am taking a chance that someone here can possibly help me here. I am a teacher at Foley High School but also serve as the regional coordinator for EF High School Exchange Year, a nonprofit that pairs foreign exchange students with American host families. I have several exchange students that are avid tennis players that I am trying to place in our area for next school year. While I know that FTA is oriented for adult membership, I always seek out host families with similar interest as my exchange students. Besides teaching and serving as a coordinator, I’ve hosted 7 boys myself and will be hosting two more myself next school year. Hosting is very rewarding and the obligations of hosting are very simple. If anyone would be interested, please feel free to contact me at phillip.reed@efexchangeyear.org

    Any leads would be very helpful!

    • Phillip,

      I happened to be looking at the FTA web site and saw your comment. If you live in Foley the closest program or access to courts for high schoolers might be in Gulf Shores at the George C. Meyer Tennis Center. I believe the number is 968-1431. Jean Coberly might be able to help you. Good luck!

  4. New Tennis Director at Fairhope Tennis Center
    Posted on June 12, 2016 by John Henderson

    The new director at the Fairhope Tennis Center is Tomas Catar. He is a “PTR Master of Tennis, Performance Coaching – Elite Tennis Professional.” He is from Gulf Shores. Tomas’ job will soon expand with the addition of six new Hydro courts at the tennis center.

  5. ***** Meet the Tennis Pro Tennis Mixer *****

    When: Wednesday, June 29th, 5:30 pm

    Tennis Mixer/Social
    Adults and Juniors
    Playing Levels (intermediate and higher)
    Pizza and Drinks
    Meet Tomas Catar, City of Fairhope Tennis Professional: He has coached professional players, top junior and college players in the country and is experienced in teaching juniors and adults of all levels and ages.

    Tomas, during his coaching career has established a number of successful adult and junior tennis programs, including Quickstart tennis, cardio tennis, and junior team tennis leagues. He is a founder and president of the Gulf Coast Tennis Association (community tennis association in Baldwin County) and also serves as a member of the USTA Alabama junior competition committee.
    His playing experience reaches to number one ranking in the world on the ITF junior circuit, European Junior championship title and as a professional to the Davis Cup World Group, Grand Slam tournaments and an ATP world ranking of 230. Tomas has wins over players such as Mark Philippoussis, Dominik Hrbaty, Justin Gimelstop, Ivo Karolivik, R. Schuttler, the Bryan brothers, etc.

  6. With the new hydro courts being completed will there be any rule changes as to membership dues etc. Thanks, Mickey

    • Upcoming FTA meetings will address any administrative changes. Check out FTA’s Facebook page, like it and follow notice of meetings, etc.

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