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Certified Community Tennis Association Volunteer Requirements

MCTA is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) in Washington State and is affiliated with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as a certified Community Tennis Association (CTA). In keeping with our mission to "To grow the lifelong sport of tennis throughout the Mid-Columbia community by providing equipment, opportunity & resources,” MCTA requires that all volunteers are screened by the USTA's Safe Play program.

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Safe Play Requirements

Adults who have regular contact with or authority over a minor athlete in USTA programs, events, or tournaments must be in compliance with Safe Play.  This includes background screens and education about prevent misconduct in sport for the following groups:

  • USTA Staff

  • US USTA Certified Officials

  • Independent contractors falling within the definition of a Participant

  • Volunteer coaches for USTA Junior Team Tennis

  • All Net Generation tennis providers

  • Pro Circuit Tournament Directors

  • USTA Junior Sanctioned Tournament Directors

  • USTA Board of Directors

  • USTA staff tennis professionals

  • Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Volunteers

  • US Open Volunteers

  • USTA National Campus Ambassadors

  • Davis Cup and Fed Cup Volunteers

  • Anti-Doping Chaperones during the US Open

  • USTA Player Development Incorporated Staff

  • USTA National Tennis Center Incorporated Tennis Professional Staff

USTA Safe Play Process

Safe Play compliance consists of the following three step process:


Step 1

Complete education from the U.S. Center for SafeSport.


Step 2

Read and acknowledge the USTA Safe Play Policy


Step 3

Complete your background screen application

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