Greater Des Moines Tennis Association
Where tennis players in the Greater Des Moines area find others to play
The Greater Des Moines Tennis Association's (GDMTA) major activity is to organize summer tennis ladders with multiple divisions to accommodate players of all skill levels. Juniors are welcome to join; we do not have specific junior divisions but they will be competitive at some level. Our normal registration fee entitles members to participate in as many ladders as they choose (e.g., open and/or age divisions, doubles, mixed doubles) and to participate in both sessions, which together run from mid-April through August with playoffs extending into September.
See the Ladder History for a brief story of the creation of the tennis ladder, including information about Ladder founders Harold and Margaret McCollom and a listing of the numerous prominent Iowans who have played on the ladder through the years.
Walker Johnston Tennis Court
IMPORTANT NOTE: We will have normal sessions for 2022!
There will be no penalties for not playing, and if you choose to sign up, you are NOT required to play if someone contacts you.
You are welcome to play at your own discretion and at your own risk. However, the GDMTA will NOT be held responsible for any matches played. If the state or national guidelines develop that suggest tennis is inherently unsafe, or we have a stay-at-home order, then we reserve the right to shut down the session.
People who enroll now will be enrolled in the 2022 season. Each division/ladder is available on this site, with contact information for setting up matches. Matches are initiated by a player challenging another player in their division. The most advanced players/teams should sign up for Division 1 and those who are starting out should consider Division 3. Complete rules are also available on this site and you should familiarize yourself with them.
Newcomers should note that you can join anytime.
Get started by clicking Registration Form.
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