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January 27, 2015





   
Get your FREE tennis class(es) by completing this Registration Form. Or simply call the USTA Nevada office at (702) 792-8384 ext 101 or email freetennis@ustanevada.com. When you register, you will be emailed a certificate for you to take a FREE tennis lesson at any one or all of the participating facilities. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! In addition, everyone who registers will also receive a free Nevada Tennis Association membership, which includes an E-newsletter and special invitations to many of our community events. And if you need a FREE loaner racket, just let us know and we will be happy to provide it for you courtesy of the Racquet Recycle Program.






   
Annual Meeting Date: February 10th, 2015 at 6:00pm at the USTA Nevada Office, 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 270, Las Vegas, NV 89128
USTA-Nevada invites all USTA members to attend the Annual Meeting February 10, 2015 at the USTA-Nevada office at 6pm. Please RSVP at support@ustanevada.com 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 28, 2015, 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 5, 2015.

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 19, 2014 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 walked into the USTA-Nevada office at 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 270, Las Vegas, NV 89128 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 19th deadline date.

Timeline as follows:
December 19th, 2014: Deadline for applications. Nomination process is closed, Nomination committee meets to vote for the slate
By January 8, 2015: Nominating committee presents the slate to the board of Directors. Board meeting to approve the slate - conference call or email
By January 14, 2015: Executive Director posts approved slate/ballot onto USTA Nevada website
February 10, 2015: 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:
-Resume including:
-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
-Provided a Letter of why you want to serve
-Provided 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


   
TO 20 WHEELCHAIR TENNIS PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE - Grant Targets Organizations That Grow Wheelchair Tennis In Their Local Communities

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 7, 2015 ? The USTA today announced that it is awarding a record $86,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants to 20 wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport of tennis to build stronger, healthier communities. Since the inaugural grants in 2008, the total pool of USTA wheelchair tennis grant money has increased each year, with 2014 being the year with the largest amount granted to wheelchair programming by the USTA.

Grant amounts were based on each program's existing budget and the future programmatic needs of the organization. Recipients can use the award to meet the USTA’s grant initiatives including coaching, court time, equipment, recruitment and events (tournaments, camps, etc.).
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Just click the cover below to view all the different classes available through the City of Henderson Parks & Rec including tennis classes funded by a USTA grant featured on page 70 & 71...






   
The ITA Fall Closed Junior Sectional Championships was held November 7-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is southern Nevada’s largest junior tourney of the year. This year’s championships hosted over 400 players from each of the six Intermountain states. After the last point was played and the final results were tallied, southern Nevada’s players won five of the eight singles divisions, reached the finals of two other singles divisions, and won six of the eight doubles divisions.

USTA Nevada would like to thank all the players and parents who came down for the event, the officials and volunteers who helped make the event possible, and the following facilities for the use of their courts: Darling Tennis Center, Lorenzi Racquet Club, The Meadows School, Red Rock Country Club, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Westgate Hotel & Casino.

Click Here for Complete Tournament Results & Photo Gallery


   
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
USTA Nevada offers a FREE Clinic geared specifically for children ages 3 to 5 (1:30pm-2:00pm) and ages 6 to 8 (2:00pm-2:30pm) on the playground at Tivoli Village. Bring your children out to enjoy some tennis fun!


   
The Junior Team Tennis Fall District Playoffs were held Saturday, December 6 at the Darling Tennis Center. Eight teams competed in the event, representing clubs and facilities from all over the valley. The playoffs were the culmination of the 2014 Fall League Season which began Saturday, September 27. Teams that finished in the top four positions at the end of the regular season qualified to advance to the playoffs.

Congratulations to all of the coaches for a successful season and to all of the players who participated!
Click here for complete Playoff results & photos


 
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