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 has been 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 has formed a non-profit, tax-exempt entity for the daily operation and maintenance of the courts. Contributions beyond the membership fees are tax-deductible.
An annual membership allows members to reserve courts and play without further charge. Members can add immediate family (spouse and children) for additional charge Public non- members may reserve 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 is providing free court time to deserving young tennis players.
For more information or questions contact Cecil Peterson at 712-322-6399. E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org