The Gay & Lesbian Tennis Federation is a 600-plus member tennis club, with members playing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The club hosts events for players of all levels, from novice to teaching pros. Members play year-round at courts all around the Bay Area, and also participate in club-sponsored tennis events and tournaments, such as monthly Social Doubles, Spring and Fall Team Tennis, the Holloran Club Singles Championships, the Sissenstein Club Doubles Championships, and our year-end Awards Banquet.
The GLTF was formed in 1981. At that time, a softball club was the only "out" sports league. A group of softball players decided they would like to play tennis too. The first year there were only 12 members. Also in 1981, the GLTF hosted the United States Gay Open (USGO)
. The USGO is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious gay tennis tournament in the world. The GLTF is one of 40+ member clubs of the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA).
Every year the GLTF recognizes volunteers including Hall of Fame, President's Award, Volunteer of the Year, and Captain of the Year.