Team Darling
By Zach Brandt

With every high school tennis season comes great expectations for the entire valley. The 2011 season for the Palo Verde Panther tennis team was no exception. The team was coming off back to back Nevada State Championships and senior Tanner Berkabile and junior Ozzy Abraham were preparing to defend their State Doubles Title. The Panthers added some key freshman players in Kota Cook, Teijiro Nishimura, Rhett Bossung and Conor Safbom. Returning starters Pascal Nilsson and Zack Surmacz added some solid experience and depth to the young panther lineup. The Palo Verde Panthers only returned 4 starters from the previous season.

The USTA League is improving its structure to enhance your playing experience starting January 1, 2013. Under the new structure, the USTA League will have two divisions - ADULT and MIXED DOUBLES.

Annual Meeting Date January 18th, 2012 @ 6:00pm at

USTA-Nevada Offices: 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89128

USTA-Nevada invites all USTA members to attend the Annual Meeting January 18th, 2012 at the USTA-Nevada office at 6pm. Please RSVP to Julia at if you plan to attend. If the response is too large for the USTA-Nevada Offices, a new venue will be selected so please check back the week of January 3, 2012, 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 web site around January 5, 2012.

Honoring top student athletes, college scholarship graduates and award winners

Guests of honor Commissioner Lawrence Weekly & Mike Agassi

Las Vegas, Nevada - April 29, 2011 - The USTA-Nevada Junior Awards Banquet and Nate Schulman Tennis Ball is a formal sit down dinner held each year to celebrate the accomplishments of the student athletes in the tennis community. USTA-Nevada board of Directors and awards committee will recognize this years graduating class which includes many that will go onto play college tennis on scholarship, as well as the special category winners for the USTA and for's Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation, the event sponsor. Also being honored are those players who reached a top 5 year end state ranking.

The Men's 3.5 Southern Highlands #1 team competed in the USTA Adult Intermountain Section Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 19-21, 2011. The Men's team won the championships with a 5-0 team sweep and earned the right to advance to the 2011 USTA National Championships, October 14-16, 2011 at Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, AZ. The Southern Highlands Men's 3.5 team is coached by Kevin Bradley and team members include:

Paul Hollander - Captain
Aaron Schnitz - Captain
Thomas Woodworth
Mark Stolarczyk
John Burnette
Jorge Arroyo
Joe Felix
Ace Apichard
Matthew Brown
Anthony Aquino
Matt Parvis
Frank Perconte

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
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