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USTA Central Arizona is the local United States Tennis Association organization committed to promoting the growth of junior and adult recreational and competitive tennis throughout central Arizona.

Started in 1968 as PATA (Phoenix Area Tennis Association), USTA Central Arizona has approximately 3,000 adult members, 1,000 junior members, and over 50 organization members comprised of private clubs, public facilities, and schools.


Linda Biddle


Geoffrey Russell

First Vice-President

Ron Cates

Second Vice-President

Michele Knapp


Christy Schreiber


Paul Burns

Southwest Board Delegate

Tracy Lawson

Junior Council Chair

Jeff Carlson

Adult Council Chair

Bob Capron

Officials Chair

Barb Anshell

Junior Nationals Co-Chair

Sally Grabham

Junior Nationals Co-Chair

Karen Weir

Parks & Recreation

Chris Brewer

USPTA Representative

Courtney Byron

Junior Player Representative

Ed Prudhomme

Member Clubs Representative

Scott Schall

Schools Representative

Bruce Talbot

Associations Representative



Executive Director


Ruth Shoffner

Office Manager





Linda Shipp

USTA Leagues


Tammy Auther

Junior Team Tennis


Rusty Tolson

Junior Satellite Tourneys


Carol Tolson

After-School Programs


We believe that tennis is a means to a healthy life, social interactions, and good sportsmanship at all ages and skill levels ... from the beginner to the advanced player. It is also our goal to serve underprivileged youth and special populations, bring joy and achievement to their lives.

USTA Central Arizona is chartered by the USTA Southwest Section, and provides services to all zipcodes within Maricopa County, plus Casa Grande, Coolidge, Apache Junction, Florence, Payson, Strawberry, Pine and City of Maricopa in Pinal County in Arizona. USTA Southwest Section is one of seventeen sections of the national USTA organization, United States Tennis Association.

The USTA Central Arizona Junior Council administers a scholarship program wherein a limited amount of money is available for financial aid to junior players who are traveling to national and sectional events. Priority will be given to those with the greatest need.

USTA Central Arizona is a non-profit 501c(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Credit Card Payment. We accept only Visa and MasterCard credit card payment for our programs.

Contact Information:

USTA Central Arizona offices are located at:
5310 E Shea Blvd., Suite 5
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

The office is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Office phone number: 480-951-4333

USTA Southwest Section website: www.southwest.usta.com

USTA National website: www.usta.com.

USTA Membership information can be obtained by calling: 800-990-USTA (8782). You may also contact USTA membership services by e-mail: memberservices@usta.com. Or you may join online via the national website.