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"This is Perfect...The Way We Want To Go Out."
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The confessions, so to speak, of Andy Murray and news flashes from Serena-ville.
The Melbourne Buzz


   
ANDY MURRAY AND THE CRUEL BRUTALITY OF PASSING OVER THE BATON
Reflections on a great Scot by Bill Simons - Inside Tennis






   


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ANNUAL MEETING DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2019 AT 6PM. LOCATION: TO BE DETERMINED

USTA-Nevada invites all USTA members to attend the Annual Meeting February 21, 2019 at 6pm. Please RSVP at support@ustanevada.com if you plan to attend. Based on the number of responses, USTA Nevada will choose a venue for the Annual Meeting. Please check back the week of February 11, 2019 to confirm the location. The Annual Meeting will include an update on the organization's programs, progress, and vision. It will also include voting in the new Board members. All USTA members can vote using the ballot and mailing it in by the deadline below. The ballot will be posted on the website on or around January 17, 2019.

USTA Nevada Board of Directors Nomination and Election Timeline:
Persons interested in applying to the Nominating Committee to be considered for the Board please submit (1) a letter in writing stating your desire to serve and (2) your resume to the USTA Nevada office c/o support@ustanevada.com and director@ustanevada.com by December 20, 2018 at 4pm. You must obtain an official letter from support@ustanevada.com or on USTA Nevada letterhead acknowledging we have received your letter stating your desire to serve and (2) your resume for you to be considered. The letter and resume can also be mailed to the USTA Nevada office at 8550 West Desert Inn Road, Suite 102-174, Las Vegas, NV 89117 and must include a pre-stamped self-addressed envelope so that we can acknowledge the receipt of your letter and resume in writing. This letter must arrive by mail by the December 20, 2018 deadline date.

TIMELINE AS FOLLOWS:
December 20, 2018: Deadline for applications. Nomination process is closed, Nomination committee meets to vote for the slate.

By January 9, 2019: Nominating committee presents the slate to the Board of Directors. Board meeting to approve the slate - conference call or email.

By January 17, 2019: Executive Director posts approved slate/ballot onto USTA Nevada website.

February 21, 2019: Slate is voted on at the Annual Meeting.

The following pre-requisites will be used as preliminary guidelines for the USTA-Nevada Nominating Committee during their selection and screening process for USTA Nevada (NTA) Board of Director candidates:

RESUMES SHOULD INCLUDE:
-Past and current volunteer and committee participation for USTA Nevada.
-Volunteer work for other non-profits and/or tennis organizations.
-Candidates with USTA-Nevada committee experience will be strongly considered.
-Should be available if the nominating committee decides to call for a personal interview or to question a resume.
-The interested candidate should submit personal references.
-The candidate may not have any USTA-Nevada outstanding or upheld official protests or grievances as a player or participant within the last eighteen (18) months.
-Candidate must have a schedule that allows and be willing to attend Board of Director meetings and other required activities.
-Candidate must have a desire and disposition that inspires unity and collaboration and not divisiveness.

All of those who apply should meet the following criteria by the nomination deadline:
-Must be a USTA member
-Provide a Letter of why you want to serve
-Provide a resume, including tennis activities and non-profit activities
-Note what USTA-Nevada committee you served on
-Should fit a specific need on the board.
-Have a desire to unify the community and organization
-Have a desire to help fulfill our mission and strategic plan

If you have any questions please email support@ustanevada.com


   

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


   
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


   



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.




 
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