A Community Tennis Association (CTA) and National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Program

The Sierra Junior Tennis Association is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1992 as a Community Tennis Association (CTA). 

As a CTA, our goal is to grow the sport of tennis among the youth in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe through junior tennis programs and tournaments.  Over the years, our programs have expanded to include intensive camps, team tennis, and support for our high school players.  We have also established a program for our adaptive athletes.

In 2017, we were honored to become a member of the USTA Foundation's National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) program. As a result, we have been able to expand our offering to bring tennis and education programs to the under-resourced youth in our community and offer numerous free community programs throughout the summer. Importantly, we also offer in-school and after-school programs and partner with like-minded partners in our region.  


To provide charitable and educational programs to promote the development of junior tennis as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness in the Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe region.


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Board Members

Committee Volunteers 

  • Nathalie Atwell – Programs
  • Diana Rovetti – Tennis Buddies of Reno
  • Patti Thaheld – Event Planning


The Sierra Junior Tennis Association is a non-profit organization and all meetings are held in the evening and open to the public.  If you plan to attend a future meeting, or would like to be on the agenda, please contact us via email at

1st Half 2020

06/09/20    AGENDA   MINUTES

04/28/20    AGENDA   MINUTES

03/10/20    AGENDA    MINUTES

02/11/30    AGENDA    MINUTES

01/08/20    AGENDA   MINUTES




Second Half 2019

12/03/19    AGENDA   MINUTES

09/17/19    AGENDA   MINUTES

08/06/19    AGENDA  MINUTES




First Half 2019

06/13/19  AGENDA     MINUTES

04/09/19  AGENDA     MINUTES

02/12/19  AGENDA     MINUTES

01/08/19  AGENDA     MINUTES



The Hall-of-Fame recognizes individuals in our community who developed/promoted/volunteered to make a difference with junior tennis in the Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe region for several years. The SJTA congratulates and honors these individuals:

2020  Andres Durandegui

2018  Cindy Porath

2013  Diane Baker-Roberts

2012  Michelle McKibbin

2011   Jeff Day

2009  Christy M. Funk

2008  Edward Feinhandler

2007  Bob Phelps

2006  Deborah L. Alarcon

2005   Patrick Fagen

2000   Kurt Richter & Pam Dice-Delnagro

1999   Scott Buell & Bob Nelson-Korland

1998   Steve Topol & Kerwin Foley**

1997   Bonni Sue Hickson & Benno Baumann*

1996   Bob Deller & Bob Fairman**

1995   Bill Ralf* & John Lohse

1994   Will Chism & Cathy Cope

1993  Hutch Nenzel*, Tilly Botti*, & Elaine Deller-Tone

*deceased   ** Posthumous


Thank you for your tax deductible donation to the SJTA, a 501(C)3 organization.

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Contact Us


P.O. Box 6928, Reno, NV 89513



The Sierra Junior Tennis Association does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.