The Omaha Clay Courts Association was formed in 2002 by a group of tennis enthusiasts concerned about the continuation of tennis activities at Dewey Park and interested in the possibility of having clay courts at that site. The main purpose of the group was to form an agreement with the city of Omaha for the construction, ongoing operation and maintenance of such courts. Under the leadership of Jack Mallett, a volunteer board of directors was formed and more than 130 people contributed to become charter members. With this show of interest, the City of Omaha, through the Department of Parks and Recreation, provided major funding for the construction of three clay courts, which were completed in mid-summer, 2005.
The OCCA was formed as a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) entity for the daily operation and maintenance of the courts. Contributions to OCCA beyond the membership fees are tax-deductible.
An annual membership allows members to reserve courts and play without further charge. Two membership levels are available: Individual and Household. Nonmembers may reserve courts and play at designated hours by paying court fees. League formation and play is encouraged, and tournaments are planned from time to time. In addition, OCCA provides free court time to deserving young tennis players.
For information on becoming a member of the OCCA, click on this link.
If you have questions or need more information please call 402-953-0886 or click this Contact Us link.