FOR EXPERIENCED PLAYERS (HPTA Round Robin)

This round robin is for players with skill levels of 2.5 or higher.
EXPERIENCED PLAYERS ONLY RSVP HERE for the HPTA Round Robin
The HPTA Round Robin is open to adult players (18+) with skill levels of 2.5 and higher. For 45 years, HPTA has hosted the Round Robin at BREC’s Highland Park Tennis Center, contributing to the vitality and growth of tennis in our region. 

Memberships expired June 30, 2021. Renew or join today.

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Membership in HPTA is not required to participate in our weekly Round Robins and other activities, but members enjoy perks throughout the year, such as discounted Round Robin fees ($5 instead of $8), special membership activities, free food, and more. Single memberships are $20/year, and family memberships are $30. Click here to join HPTA!

Round Robin fees
$5 for members
$8 for guests (CLICK HERE TO JOIN HPTA and SAVE $$
Free for first-time guests and HPTA volunteers

HPTA Round Robin schedule: Winter hours (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) are in effect
December 11, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
December 18, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
December 25, Merry Christmas (No Round Robin)
January 1, Happy New Year (No Round Robin)
January 8, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
January 15, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
January 22, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
January 29, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
February 5, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
February 12, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
February 19, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
February 26, Highland Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
March 5, Highland Park, 8 a.m. – noon  Regular hours (8 a.m. – noon) resume
March 12, Highland Park, 8 a.m. – noon
March 19, Highland Park, 8 a.m. – noon
March 26, Highland Park, 8 a.m. – noon

Quick procedural notes:
* Players must be 18 or older.
* The regular HPTA round robin is designed for skill levels 2.5+; the “HPTA 2.0” round robin is designed for beginners only.
* Everyone must RSVP and pay in advance to play in either HPTA or HPTA 2.0. No money is transacted on site. Click on the links above to RSVP for the round robin most appropriate for your skill level.
* We provide courts, tennis balls, snacks, and other players — just RSVP, show up, and play!
* Arrive and leave anytime you want; play according to your schedule.
* We play doubles only.
* The Round Robin is purely recreational; score is kept, but it doesn’t count like in league.
* Put your name on the board when you’re ready to play; once your block has four players’ names, go to an open court, play a set, and come back in to repeat the process.
* HPTA officers and volunteers are always on site to answer questions and resolve any issues.

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FOR BEGINNERS “HPTA 2.0”

We had great fun in the sun last Saturday, Dec. 4.  Join us this Saturday!

Our HPTA 2.0 beginners had a great time competing in the 2021 Hallowheel charity tennis tournament in October.

Are you a beginner or new to tennis? We created “HPTA 2.0” just for you. It’s a round robin just for beginners so you can have a fun, encouraging, comfortable place to play (and learn) tennis with other beginners.

HPTA 2.0 is held on Saturdays, and all you have to do is RSVP below and show up ready to play and have fun. We handle everything else (courts, tennis balls, snacks and more). Sign up by clicking this link: BEGINNERS ONLY RSPV FOR HPTA 2.0

Join us at our next HPTA 2.0 session
Saturday, Dec. 11
BREC’s Highland Park Tennis Center
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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HPTA celebrates 45th anniversary

(l-r): Former HPTA presidents Debbie Klotzbach, Joycelyn LeBlanc, and Rusty Jabour cut HPTA’s 45th anniversary cake at the Nov. 20, 2021, round robin.

Happy 45th anniversary to our beloved HPTA, one of the most enduring and unique round robins in the United States.

HPTA was started in 1976 by local teaching professional, Eleanor Owens, as a weekly place where a handful of her students could put lessons into real play. See history here.

Since that time, HPTA has grown into a grassroots tennis organization with more than 200 members. Every week, an average of 65 members and guests play in the round robin. We always have room for more, so please explore this page and our website to learn how you can join us every Saturday at BREC’s Highland Park Tennis Center for great tennis fun.

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HPTA donates to help CFF and the Baton Rouge Food Bank

For years, HPTA volunteers produced the annual Jim Crane State Farm Highland Open charity tennis tournament. It was one of the most popular tournaments in the area, and it benefitted the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising more than $175,000 between 2010 and 2017. In keeping with its support of CFF, the HPTA Board of Directors recently approved a $1,000 donation to CFF, which was presented to Jim Crane. Pictured above (l-r) are former HPTA Presidents and current Board members Sandra Harshbarger, Debbie Klotzbach, Jim Crane, Joycelyn LeBlanc, and Lisa Sanner.

For many years, HPTA has conducted a food drive during November to benefit the Baton Rouge Food Bank. This year, the HPTA Board of Directors, with guidance from former HPTA president Wendy Parrish who volunteers at the GBRFB, decided to donate $1,000 to provide even more help for area families. GBRFB distributes food to more than 115 member agencies in our 11-parish area, and the agency can purchase, box, and ship three times the amount of food items than it can from actual food donations. Pictured above is GBRFB President and CEO Mike Manning, accepting HPTA’s donation from Wendy Parrish.

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In memory: Bettye Buford, HPTA’s first president

Bettye Buford (1931 – 1921)

We mourn the passing of HPTA’s first president, Bettye Buford, who was elected in 1977. Bettye loved HPTA and in recent years, she attended HPTA’s anniversary gatherings and always marveled at how the association had grown.

“We thought that once we got out of managing HPTA, it would just disappear,” said Bettye in a story posted on the HPTA website. “We’re so happy we were wrong, and we’re so thankful for those who followed us and who kept HPTA alive.”

We were thankful for you, Bettye, and we work everyday to keep your vision of HPTA alive and vibrant. Click here to read more about Bettye’s wonderful life.

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