About LTA

Laredo Tennis Association is so much more than teaching the sport of tennis.

We are also a charitable organization, providing:

Scholarships for deserving high school students, free or low-cost opportunities for over 3,000 young children in Laredo yearly.

Establishing partnerships to address the high diabetes and obesity medical concerns of this Hispanic community through tennis and community assistance to schools and neighborhood centers.

Present opportunities for individuals with cognitive and physical challenges.

Values

The LTA celebrates the idea that:

Anyone from anywhere at any age should be able to play, compete and enjoy tennis.

Diversity and inclusion is a core value: to remove barriers of ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, physical ability and age.

LTA will create opportunities wherever possible so that tennis becomes a true reflection of all of our great city.

LTA’s

History

1980

Reorganized the LTA to focus on using an all-Volunteer base for USTA Tournament, entries from tournaments to benefit scholarships for varsity players seeking to go to institutions of higher ed.

1998

LTA was named by the United States Tennis Association Texas Section as a CERTIFIED TENNIS ASSOCIATION.

2005
The association was reorganized as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and named Laredo Tennis Association.
2006
The family of Dr. Alfredo Trevino Jr. was named the USTA Texas Family of the Year.
2010
Dr Alfredo Trevino Jr, was named the President of the USTA Texas, being the first Hispanic ever to hold this position.
2014

LTA promoted the passage of Laredo Proposition to use Sports Venue Tax to construct tennis facility in partnership with Texas A&M International University. Proposition passed.

2016
LTA established the first USTA Tennis for the Blind & Visually Impaired program in the United States and continues its program.
2017
LTA established and continues the Stroke Survivor Tennis Club.
2018
LTA Family of Dr. Alfredo Trevino Jr was inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.
2019
LTA was named as the USTA Texas Outstanding Tennis Association of the Year.

The national Tennis Industry Association magazine highlighted the Adaptive Programs of LTA, specifically Tennis for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Stroke Survivor Tennis Club.

2020

LTA’s ongoing scholarship program exceeded $430,000 in total awards.

2021
January 2021 City of Laredo & Texas A&M International University Tennis Complex begins construction.

Meet LTA’s Board Members

Officers

Cande Escamilla

President

Being an LTA volunteer and board member has given me an opportunity to grow my tennis family in this community. LTA has enriched my life in so many ways allowing me to meet great people who love tennis as much as I do and who are ready to serve.

Nohely Zapata

Vice-President

I volunteer with LTA because I love playing tennis. Tennis is a beautiful sport that fosters friendship and great sportsmanship skills. As an LTA volunteer and board member, it gives me joy to help facilitate fun tennis opportunities in our community for players of all ages and abilities.

Annais Richer

Treasurer

Connie Moreno

Secretary

I volunteer with Laredo Tennis Association to promote tennis in our community. I use my past career and tennis experiences to help the athletes enjoy and excel in the sport.

Dr. Alfredo Treviño

Past President

“With what you get you make a living; what we give however, makes a difference.” – Arthur Ashe

Tina Treviño

Past President

One of my most exciting things to do is SHARE my passion for tennis with others. LTA has given me the opportunity to do just that with developing and teaching youngsters of all ages, children and adults needing modifications in learning the game via clinics, play days and tournaments. Another great joy is in teaching and opening doors of opportunities for graduation seniors as they move to institutions of higher learning and adulthood through their love of tennis. This year, more than ever, my husband and I have been able to see our dream of a Tennis Complex with more courts come to “life” as the City of Laredo and TAMIU construct 18 tennis courts. More courts mean more opportunities for all Laredoans of ages and abilities to learn and play the game that starts with “LOVE”.

Junior Board Members

Francisco Estrada

For me, volunteering with the Laredo Tennis Association is important because it allows me to give back to my community. With this organization, it makes it possible to do just that while also incorporating my love for tennis.

Senior Board Members

Vanessa Sanchez

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo

Alex Guerra

I volunteer with the LTA because of the passion I have for the sport of tennis. It’s a great opportunity for me to give back to our community. I want the skills and qualities I have built up over the last 10 years to be put in good use, and working as a volunteer will help me achieve that goal.

Annais Richer

Robert Cerna

My wife and I discovered the joy of tennis years ago when our two boys began participating in LTA events, like that of Junior Team Tennis and play-dates. The LTA has provided many opportunities to our sons and many others in the community, so it’s an honor to be able to give back and strengthen the love of this lifetime sport in our community as an LTA board member.

Mike Welnetz

Watching and helping families develop their relationships while enjoying the sport of tennis, is why I love to have everyone play tennis.

Robert Cavazos

I’m a retiree who has been playing / volunteering with LTA for the past 40+ years. As a competitive senior having gone to Nationals twice in my tennis life span, I enjoy working tournaments with LTA and hope to continue giving back to the game of tennis.

Oscar Gutierrez

Sofía Campos

I volunteer with the Laredo Tennis Association because of the life-long relationships and memories you make. These relationships are made by sharing the same love and passion for tennis.

Advisory Members

Dr. Eloy Zamarron