Ease of play: Membership is limited to 110 active members to insure the club is never crowded, and booking court time in advance is easy thanks to CourtReserve, our complimentary court reservation app.

Ball machine: The club offers a ball machine at no additional cost. Please read the ball machine instructions before using for the first time.

New balls, please: The club provides complimentary balls for match play and a basket of balls for practice.

Events: The club hosts several inter-club tournaments and social parties throughout the year.

Coaching: Director of tennis Jeffrey Normile offers a variety of tennis instruction, including private lessons and kids programs covering all level of play.


The club is home to women’s, men’s and mixed USTA teams with a tradition of competitive success. While rosters are set at the discretion of individual USTA captains, all LOTA teams are encouraged to recruit from the club’s membership, and teams must be comprised of at least 50% club members. Teams are selected according to the USTA Team Selection Guidelines.


The following is a summary of the process for membership in the club.

Applicants need to submit the below mentioned items together to be placed on the waiting list.

​1) Applicants should complete the application.

2) Include a non-refundable deposit of $350.00 payable to “Live Oaks Tennis Association.”

3) Include two letters of recommendation from active members – the member offering the name in nomination and one other who is acquainted with the applicant. Printed email recommendations are acceptable.

​All four items should be submitted together in one packet via US Mail, delivered to the box inside of the clubhouse, or emailed to

Live Oaks Tennis Association
Attn: Membership
Post Office Box 246
South Pasadena, CA 91031-0246

After the Membership Chairperson has received the application, two letters of recommendation, and application fee, the nominee’s name will be placed on the Association’s wait list. 

​When the nominee becomes number one on the waiting list and a vacancy develops (when active membership of the Association falls below 110), the prospective member will be contacted about the status of their membership application.

​Following a vote from the Board of Directors, the prospective member will be contacted and offered a full membership. Upon receipt by the Club Treasurer of payment in the amount of $1,150.00 (membership fee of $1,500.00 less the initial deposit of $350.00), the nominee will become an ‘active’ member.

New members are asked to familiarize themselves with the rules and policies of the club, and double check that their contact information on file is current so that they don’t miss out on great events and other important communications. 

​Contact the Membership Chairperson for more information.


LOTA Minutes (May 13, 2024)

LOTA Rules & Regulations (August 2023)