In 2020, we celebrated 50 years of first-class tennis programming here at Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Center. For decades, KTAC has operated one of the top tennis programs in the Pacific Northwest. KTAC is a USTA sanctioned center offering both competitive and recreational opportunities for our community to enjoy the most popular sports in the world.
At KTAC, we know that Tennis as a sport, and the community inspired by it, embody our mission as a Non-Profit Organization. Through our programs, we strive to craft experiences that create a robust and active lifestyle for our community and our members. Annually, KTAC awards numerous scholarships to enable youth in our community to attend our summer tennis camps. These scholarships are funded by generous donations from members who share our love of the game and our community.
KTAC’s Facilities include four indoor courts and four outdoor courts. Our indoor courts provide opportunity for year around play. Our outdoor courts offer players the opportunity to enjoy outdoor play contingent on appropriate weather conditions. Courts are available for reservation by our members.
Our facility is easy to access from anywhere in Kitsap County, by ferry from Seattle or a quick drive north from the Tacoma area. Click here to access our facility location by Google Maps.
Programs and Instruction
The Adult Tennis Program at KTAC is one of the most robust and productive tennis programs in the Pacific Northwest. Competitive players enjoy USTA Adult League Tennis and USTA Sanctioned Adult NTRP tournaments. Recreational play and adult tennis instruction are also vital components of our program.
Click here for more information about the Adult Tennis Program at KTAC.
Junior Tennis- A USTA Net Generation Provider
KTAC runs the #1, year-round Junior Tennis Program in Kitsap County. Our program has produced over 40 players who went onto play at the collegiate level or beyond. We are excited to partner with USTA and its Net Generation program, while bringing our years of experience and teaching philosophies to the PNW. Our highly trained staff specialize in helping juniors between the ages of 4-18 reach the highest level possible. From learning the basics of the game to competing at a national level on our tournament team, KTAC can meet the needs and aspirations of every Junior player.
Click here for more information about the Junior Tennis Program and Learning Pathway at Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Center.
Tennis Instruction: Private Lessons, Clinics and Camps
Private, Semi-Private and Group tennis instruction for players of all skill levels, youth and adults, is available from our USTA or PTR certified and experience pros. Our pros also host daily clinics, Junior Tennis clinics, summer camps and drop-in clinics.
USTA at KTAC
KTAC is a member of the United States Tennis Association’s Pacific Northwest League, Southwest Washington Region which includes Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor counties, Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap County (except Bainbridge) plus So King County towns: Vashon, Federal Way, Auburn, Pacific, Algona and Enumclaw.
KTAC proudly host USTA Tournaments and USTA League matches right on our own courts. We are a USTA Net Generation provider.
There is a reason that Tennis is considered one of the most popular sports in the world. For those who learn the game early, the love of the game lasts a lifetime. Those who come to the game later in life quickly discover the joy of being on the court. Playing isn’t just fun, it’s a fantastic way to promote both physical and mental health and fitness. Playing supports cardiovascular health, strength building, agility and coordination.
At KTAC, Tennis is also a community sport through which our members have built lifelong friendships and lasting social ties.
We are excited to announce that Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center (KTAC) is officially now a Universal Tennis verified provider! What does that mean for the club? It means KTAC can host unlimited UTR events, get more players rated, increase participation, and ultimately fill our courts with more level-based play!
What is the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR)?
The UTR Rating is a global rating system that promotes fair and competitive play across the tennis world. All players, regardless of age, gender, geography, or skill level, are rated on the same scale between 1.00 and 16.50 based on actual match results.
A UTR is a rating that provides all players regardless of skill level, a real time view of a player’s true skill level. Having a UTR allows players to track their progress, find level-based play, and expand their tennis network to play with people across age, gender, and location.
How can I get a UTR?
Playing in a verified UTR event hosted by KTAC! You may notice on your UTR profile that some matches are already counting towards your rating.
What is the best way to improve my UTR Rating?
Compete Well – You can improve your UTR Rating by winning more games than expected, regardless of whether you win or lose the match and whether you play higher- or lower-rated opponents. Compete well and try to win as many games as possible; this is the best way to improve your UTR Rating.
Play Often – The more matches you play, the quicker your UTR Rating will reflect your current form. It is also best to play against opponents who are close to your rating regardless of whether they are above or below you.
Be Patient – Since the UTR Rating is a rolling weighted average, the effect of new results is slightly lagged. Your UTR Rating may take time to reflect a recent outcome.
How Can I Get Started With UTR at KTAC?
Create a UTR account – Click here and enter your information. (Premium accounts are available for a fee which will provide discounts on all events and leagues as well as the ability to see a more precise rating on all players.)
Join the KTAC UTR Digital Club – Click here and join the KTAC Digital Club. On this page, you will see all KTAC events and digital club members.