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The USTA Nevada, MACCANECT, Valley West Insurance and Spanish Trail are excited to announce a new WEEKEND CHALLENGER on December 14-16, 2018. We are offering 2 different events; 18-39 year old players and 40 & Over players. Entry fee is ONLY $18 per player! This is going to be a fun way to end the 2018 season! Please see information flyers below and contact Mary Maragos at adults@ustanevada.com for a team number. Entry deadline is December 10th.



   
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE The DTC 65+ 7.0 MEN'S TEAM THAT WON SECTIONALS IN BOISE, IDAHO OCTOBER 12-14. THIS TEAM NOW MOVES ON TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SURPRISE, ARIZONA FEBRUARY 1-3.



   
Congratulations to all of the USTA NV Teams for winning the ITA Mixed Doubles Sectional Championships! Way to go!!

8.5 Team: Captain Judy Bailin


7.5 Team: Captains Katherine Villarreal and Melissa Kwong Blais - with Jeremy M Christensen, Jessica Ng, Shaun Yokoyama, Katherine Villarreal, Jimmy Jamie, Jaden Janice Hair, Vicki Underwood, Joe DeMilliano, Melissa Kwong-Blais and Jean-Francois Blais


6.5 Team: Captains Linda Wu and Mari Gong - with Michael Gilmore, Katherine Villarreal, Tommy Dispanurat, Linda Wu and Vanessa Vanegas Campbell




   


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Thanasi Kokkinakis Defeats Blaz Rola To Win

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 28, 2018) - Never facing a break point the entire match, big serving Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis recorded 13 aces on his way to winning the Las Vegas Tennis Open on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Blaz Rola at the Fertitta Tennis Complex at UNLV.

The 22-year-old Kokkinakis earned two important service breaks of his own ? one late in the first set and the second to open the final set - to capture the fourth annual LVTO, an ATP $50,000 Men’s Challenger.

"I’m just trying to win matches and stay healthy," said Kokkinakis, who is hoping for a return to the top 100 in the world having previously reached a career-high of No. 69 as a teenager in 2015. "It sounds simple but that’s what has to happen. When I’m good I’m good, but when I’m bad I’m just average so I have to find that consistency."

After the match, Kokkinakis gave an assist to famed former Andre Agassi trainer Gil Reyes as he arrived into Las Vegas a week early to train. "I wasn’t sure how it was going to work out because he’s got his own methods," Kokkinakis said. "But he’s really positive and a really good guy. I worked with him the week before and I won so obviously it helped."

JF Blaise, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Blaz Rola & Owen Hambrook


Thanasi Kokkinakis


FINAL Combo Draw

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CONGRATULATIONS to our 3 Nevada teams that won their respective divisions at the 2018 USTA Mixed 40 & Over League Sectional Championships held at Lifetime this past weekend! All teams now qualify to advance to their National Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando Nov. 16-18, 2018.

6.0, NEVADA (AMAZE BALLS): Team Captain: Paige Song; Misti Webb, Jill Shearer, Clay Jensen, Rod Faircloth, Jim Jobin, Karen Donaldson, Ken Suprenant, Amy Suprenant, Todd Kuhnwald, Hayley Rodes, JJ Fuller.


7.0, NEVADA (CANYON GATE): Team Captain: Mike Little; Brian Maier, Josiah Garlan, Sarah Hutton, Kathryn Garlan, Dan Hale, Tanya Hale, Julie MacDonald, Stephanie Baldi, Rebecca Little, Vanessa Vanegas, Jason MacDonald.


8.0, NEVADA (CRAZY 8s): Team Captain: Kochkorn Bailin; Esther Tan, Jaden Hair, Jennifer Cribb, Paul Derrell, Christopher Kaeser, Jean-Francois Blais, Todd Kuhnwald, Jeremy Christensen.


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Qualifying is happening all over the country. Find out how you can compete in the 2019 NTRP National Championships taking place next spring in Surprise, AZ and Naples, FL. Click here for more information


   
Mike Bryan and Jack Sock clinched their second major championship in a row, defeating #7 seeds Lucasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo from Brazil, 6-3, 6-1 in just 74 minutes to win the US Open, giving Bryan his all-time men's doubles record 18th Grand Slam crown.

Bryan breaks a tie with John Newcombe for first all-time by triumphing at this level for the 18th time, also breaking a tie with his brother Bob Bryan, by earning a record sixth victory in Flushing Meadows. At 40 years, 4 months, he also passed Indian Leander Paes as the oldest Grand Slam champion in men’s doubles during the Open Era.

"That doesn't really enter your mind when you're playing out there. You're just thinking about your routine and getting great advice from your coaches," Bryan said. "You just play as hard as you can for as long as you can. If it adds up to some records, then it's very cool. But I just do it because I love it, and these are very special moments, holding these trophies. You never know if you're going to get them, so you really savor them. It's a massive team effort."

Bryan and Sock are the first team to win Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year since 2003. CONTINUE READING


Mike Bryan & Jack Sock win Doubles Title

Fore Love Tournament


   
REFLECTIONS ON THE US OPEN TURMOIL

THE NAOMI OSAKA INTERVIEW
"When I hugged Serena I felt like a little girl again"...The with and wisdom of the whimsical and strong US Open Champ

US OPEN MEN'S FINAL...A BATTLE BETWEEN TWO SEEKERS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NAOMI OSAKA'S COACH SASHA BAJIN
On the eve of her first Grand Slam final, our exclusive interview with Naomi Osaka's coach (and Serena's former hitting partner) Sascha Bajin

THE EMOTIONAL HONESTY OF NAOMI OSAKA


FINALIST SERENA ON MOTHERHOOD AND BY THE NUMBERS


RAFA NADAL'S EPIC WIN OVER DOMINIC THIEM AT THE US OPEN LAST NIGHT!

A pair of tutus, bed linens, body parts and heated controversy ? what else could it be but the latest installment of US Open Buzz?

SERENA & VENUS - 36 Questions to Ponder and Debate
THE WILLIAMS QUESTIONNAIRE


   



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August 24, 2018

NEW YORK -- Tim Blenkiron of Las Vegas received the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award at the USPTA General Membership Meeting on Friday during the 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. The USTA/USPTA Community Service Award is a cooperative award presented annually by the United States Tennis Association as part of the USPTA’s awards program. The award recognizes a USPTA member for exceptional community service through the game of tennis.

Tim is the executive director of the No Quit Tennis Academy in Las Vegas, where he and his academy have helped over 50 children obtain college scholarships for tennis and academics along with the academy being featured as one of the Best Academies in the US by the Tennis Channel. He also is a board member of Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation; where the foundation reached a milestone of surpassing 105 at risk youth who were awarded tennis scholarships to outstanding and prestigious Colleges and Universities like Harvard, Yale, Wharton, Vanderbilt, Georgetown University, etc.

He has served in various volunteer capacities and won numerous awards throughout the Intermountain Section of the USTA including serving nine years as the USTA Intermountain Nevada President, 11 years as the Intermountain Section board as president, and won the Jon Messick Leadership Award. Along with his service to the USTA, he is ongoing speaker and on-court presenter at USPTA Intermountain Division Conferences.


About the USPTA
Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and promotes a greater awareness of the sport.


   
Congratulations to our 4 Nevada men's & women's teams and all Intermountain teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2018 Adult 18 & Over League Sectional Championships held in Salt Lake City, Aug. 17-19, 2018. All teams now qualify to advance to their respective National Championships in Arlington (TX), Orlando (FL) or Las Vegas (NV) in October. For more detailed National Championship dates and locations, visit USTA League National Championship Schedule.

2.5 WOMEN, NEVADA (CANYON GATE #1): Team Captain: Shawanna Johnson; Rose Tucker, Kelly Maier, Huong Nardelli, Jeanne Bavaro, Suosuo Li, Tanya Toby, Felicia McGhee, Cindy Chan, Adrian Young.

3.5 WOMEN, NEVADA (RED ROCK CC): Team Captain: Shannon Drawe; Paige Song, Janet Spelman, Kailee Christie, Evelyn Abbott, Jessica Ng, Nancy Hsu, Judi Marchand, Katherine Villarreal, Stacey Dillree, Lucy Twohy, Lauren Monroe, Alex Farley Messer, Claire Fust, April Christensen, Julie Tacker, Nanci Simkin, Rachel Shiffrin,

3.0 MEN, NEVADA (DTC): Team Captains: John Terry and Michael Gilmore; Timothy Andrews, Rod Faircloth, Jim Jobin, Gary Thompson, Paul Hurley, Jordan Bedard, Jose Ruiz Verduzco, Brian Kay, Edward Dibble, Zol Harvey, Sean Doak.

4.5 MEN, NEVADA (RED ROCK CC #1): Team Captain: Joseph Felix; Conor Spiegel, Craig Jacobs, Steve Mihas, Fernando Dipalma, Trent Lee, Nakul Jariwala, Mark Norman, Seward Matwick, Neil Kaura, Cruz Colmenares, Clay Archey, Ehsan Kaveh, Chris Hubbard, Christopher Wilson, Randy Char.

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As tribute to legendary singer Aretha Franklin's passing today, click photo below and read article that Bill Simons of Inside Tennis had with the incomparable star.




   


We’re here to welcome a new generation of players and help them usher in the next era of tennis. By working with coaches, schools and parents, and offering them the full support of the USTA, we are ready to break new ground on and off the court.

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