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Due to the continued situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and after discussions with the USTA Medical Advisory Committee, effective immediately the USTA will extend the suspension of USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, USTA League, Junior Team Tennis, Team Challenge, Team Tournaments, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus and Wheelchair events, through May 3. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 3.

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On behalf of USTA Nevada, our staff is thinking of you during this tough time. This global pandemic has put a strain on our tennis community. Many of our tennis players are without their favorite places to play, without their friends and without the sport they love as they knew it a few short weeks ago.

We know that tennis creates a unique community like no other. It’s that sense of the community that we want to celebrate at this time. We will continue to post on our Facebook page and website to keep you updated. Our staff is working from home and fully engaged in connecting with the providers in our section. We are actively brainstorming alternative schedules and ideas for future play.

We are confident that when this passes, our players will be more excited than ever to get back on the court. Until then, we are doing our best to monitor the situation and will be in touch about any changes from the USTA perspective.

You can also check the Clark County home page for more updates on COVID-19 or click here for resources & services available.

Stay well & hope to see you soon.

Ryan Wolfington, Mary Maragos, Rob Merriman, Maureen Caruso




   
NATIONAL USTA Suspends Events
March 13, 2020

Due to the heightened concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, effective immediately the USTA will suspend all USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, League Tennis, Junior Team Tennis, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus, Wheelchair Events and USTA Pro Circuit Events. The health and safety of all players, staff, fans and volunteers are the foremost concern. This suspension is in effect through April 20. The USTA’s goal will be to reschedule events where possible following this suspension period. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after April 20.

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., and the USTA National Campus, in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Fla., will remain open to the general public for play and instructional opportunities. However, all group activities will be limited in the number of participants. Any patron who wishes to cancel participation in a scheduled
activity should contact the specific location for refund information. Additionally, the fitness facilities, showers and food service at both facilities will be closed. These policies will be in effect pending additional guidance or directives from each local governmental agency and the CDC.

https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-suspension-of-events-.html

Dear USTA Nevada coaches, captains and players

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, USTA National office has made the difficult decision to postpone ALL USTA adult leagues, Junior & Adult tournaments, and Junior Team Tennis events scheduled from today through April 20, 2020. This will include the 40 & Over District Championships originally planned for April 13-17.

This is not a decision made by USTA Nevada, not is it something we have a say in or can change. It is a national legal decision which we are just starting to wrap our heads around. We know this is very challenging for everyone involved. Please know the intention is to protect everyone involved.

Regarding the league it is postponed and not canceled at this point, and we will know more around April 20th what the next steps will be.

The official USTA National statement is below.

Thank you,

USTA Nevada Staff
Ryan Wolfington
Mary Maragos
Rob Merriman
Maureen Caruso






   
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ANNUAL MEETING DATE: FEBRUARY 19, 2020 AT 6PM. LOCATION: TO BE DETERMINED

USTA-Nevada invites all USTA members to attend the Annual Meeting Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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 10, 2020 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 of 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 20, 2020.

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, 2019 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, 2019 deadline date.

TIMELINE AS FOLLOWS:
December 20, 2019: Deadline for applications. Nomination process is closed, Nomination committee meets to vote for the slate.

By January 6, 2020: Nominating committee presents the slate to the Board of Directors. Board meeting to approve the slate of candidates by conference call or email.

By January 20, 2020: Executive Director posts approved slate/ballot onto USTA Nevada website.

February 19, 2020: 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

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