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Top level junior and pro tennis coaches are in a class onto themselves. They are sources of
information and strategic insight that work tirelessly at their skills, looking for every possible
way to excel at what they are doing. I have been fortunate to come across such a coach who is
visiting us from Germany who is undeniably one of the prominent coaches for the past two
decades. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE




   
USTA INTERMOUNTAIN ANNOUNCES 2013 ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS & HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

DENVER, COLORADO: DEC. 7, 2013: USTA?Intermountain announced its 2013 Annual Awards winners and 2013 Intermountain Hall of Fame Inductees at an awards luncheon and ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, Colorado.

Each year, USTA Intermountain honors individuals and organizations that work to promote and develop the growth of tennis in the Intermountain Section of the United States Tennis Association. Intermountain’s six Districts (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming) annually nominate candidates for the following recognitions: Developmental Coach of the Year; Organization of the Year; Family of the Year; David Freed (lifetime service) Award; Barbara Clark/Diversity & Inclusion Community Service Award; Jan Dowse (exemplary volunteer/staff member) Award; Youth Tennis Ambassador; and Nikos Ridle (sportsmanship) Award. Congratulations to all of our recipients!

2013 Annual Award Winners

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees




   
LAS VEGAS TEAM, THE HIGH ROLLERS, COMPETED IN THE SUPER SENIOR 4.0 DIVISION AT THE WORLD TEAM TENNIS NATIONAL FINALS HELD AT THE INDIAN WELLS TENNIS CENTER IN INDIAN WELLS, CA, NOVEMBER 1ST THROUGH NOVEMBER 3RD.

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PRESS RELEASE
2013 ITA FALL MIXED LEAGUE SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, NOV. 3, 2013


CONGRATULATIONS to all Intermountain teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2013 ITA Fall Mixed League Sectional Championships held at Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 1-3, 2013.
5.5, COLORADO: Team Captains, Steve Gutierrez and William Hamel; Lawrence Kim, Nhung K. Van, Kori White,
Suzy Gutierrez, Ken Allan, Annie Miller, Alan Kuettel, Mike Mantey, Kimberly Hartnett-Edwards, Sharlene Funk,
Tracey Allan, Ryan Richter, Bobbie Rock, John David Edwards.
6.5, UTAH: Team Captain, Ken Ward; Tracy Fike, Marsha Roon, Megan Thompson, Justine Isleib, Todd Francis,
Jennifer Carmichael, Bruce Carmichael, Brian Kadziel, Elizabeth Marie Sedler, Mark Patterson, Kelley Epstein,
Chris Roon, Jason James Dittmer, Gregory Pilkington, Kristin Pilkington, Dominic Heuscher.
7.5, NEVADA: Team Captain, Todd Hagans; Terri Ann Andrews, Allen Morgan, Mary Maragos, Megan Capinegro,
Kisane Harper, Brian Grace, Michael Buchmiller, Jeremy Christensen, Sonny W. Ho, Angela Mac, Brian Mark
Szesterniak, Cindy Hagans, Dawn Soong.
8.5, NEVADA: Team Captain, Robert Kirkendall; Virginia Kirkendall, Julia Bush, Rudy Valdez, Myles Halemano
Matias, Michael Fairweather, Alison Mark, Betty Hale, Catherine Taylor Pfarrer, Jason Michael Thompson, Nevin
Sahni, Hillary Wolfson, Jean Mangino.
9.5, NEVADA: Team Captain, Mike Copenhaver; Christopher Painter, Sean Hubbard, Dena Deluca, Adela
Margaret Astacio, Christopher Wilson, Angeline Stecia, Terri Weisbord, Angelica Sims, Dennis Berlien, Melissa
Holzinger.

Click on photo album (above right) for pictures of our Nevada winners! For more information, contact: Wendy Anderson, USTA Intermountain Marketing & Communications Coordinator;
(303) 518-9545, wanderson@ita.usta.com.


   
Mylan WTT Championships kicks off in Las Vegas
By Andre Walls

Co-hosted by Nevada Tennis Association and 12 time grand slam singles champion Billie Jean King, the Green Dot Ball National Championships took place at the UNLV tennis courts last month.

In a fight for equal opportunity for women, King has made it a point for men and women to be equal not only in sports, but in life. Whether it’s the same amount of prize money among both singles champions at Wimbledon or young boys and girls being able to play on the same court as each other, King strives to make tennis more exciting and fair for the upcoming generation.

In her opening speech before action began, Delaine Mast, National Program Director for World Team Tennis (WTT), asked the junior players how many had not played mixed doubles before. The majority of kids raised their hands. ?Boys and girls don’t learn to play together like they used to,? Mast said. ?It’s about what’s the right thing to do for kids, to get along and getting them to be part of a team [and] getting them to cheer each other on.?
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October 27, 2013
The United States Olympic Committee announced its annual award recipients for the 2012-13 Olympic athletes and teams of the year, which included the U.S. men’s doubles tennis team of Bob and Mike Bryan, who were honored as Team of the Year. The six awards will be presented during an awards reception in conjunction with the 100 Days Out Celebration to commemorate the final countdown to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Oct. 29 in New York. Continue Reading



   
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Winners advancing to the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY from November 7-10, 2013.

WOMEN'S:
Singles: Lucia Batta (UNLV)
Doubles: Paige Miles/Tereza Bekerova (Utah)

MEN'S:
Singles: Henry Craig (Denver)
Doubles: Jose Bendeck/Cristobal Ramos (Idaho)




   
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Congratulations and Good Luck to the following USTA Nevada Adult League teams advancing to the USTA National Championships!




   
By: Andre Walls

After defeating number one seed Ajla Tomljanovic, Mayo Hibi has secured her spot in the semifinals of Las Vegas’ Party Rock Open on Friday afternoon.

The 17 year-old Japanese star rallied back to defeat Tomljanovic 6-2, 7-6 (4) despite getting down 1-5 in the second set. ?I try to fight back every point and stay aggressive,? Hibi said. ?It feels great to be in the semis after losing in qualies last year.? She sealed the win with her signature overhead. Continue Reading


   
By: Andre Walls

With positivity comes success. These are the words Nancy Leiviska and her son Stefan Kendal Gordy, also publicly known as Redfoo, live by. "Work at being positive, who cares about success? Success will follow," Leiviska said. Continue reading


 
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