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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 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




   
DENVER, COLORADO, DEC. 6, 2014

USTA Intermountain announced its 2014 Annual Awards winners at an awards breakfast and ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 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; 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 the winning recipients, especially our 2 award winners from Nevada! Click Here for the complete list






   
December 2, 2014


   
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.


   
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!


   
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


   
Congratulations to the 9.0 Mixed team from Las Vegas, Nevada, that finished as a Finalist in this past weekend’s 2014 USTA League Mixed Adult 18 & Over National Championships.
L to R: (Front) Adela Astacio, Nikki Newell, Vicki Parker, Karen Obst, Angelica Sims, Ric Newell, Jeff Ng, (Back) Randy Char, Christopher Wilson, Dennis Berlien, Jesse Capps, Jon Gitt.


Great job, Nevada!!
Click here for the complete Press Release


   
Adams to Become the Organization’s First African-American and First Former Professional Tennis Player
to Serve as Chairman of the Board, CEO and President
New Slate of Nominated Members Announced for the USTA Board of Directors




WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 17, 2014 - The USTA Nominating Committee has announced the nomination of Katrina M. Adams as USTA Chairman of the Board, CEO and President to serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2015. Adams has served on the USTA Board of Directors for 10 years and is currently completing a two-year term as First Vice President. In her new role, Adams will become the first African-American and first former professional tennis player to serve as the association’s Chairman of the Board, CEO and President.

Adams began serving a two-year term as First Vice President of the USTA in January 2013. Previously, she served one term as Vice President, 2011-12, and three consecutive two-year terms as a Director at Large, 2005-10. In the current term, Adams serves on the USTA’s Budget Committee, International Committee, Executive Committee and Compensation Committee. She also serves on the board of directors of the USTA Foundation and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Adams also is a member of the Grand Slam Board and the ITF Davis Cup Committee.

Adams previously served as board liaison to the USTA’s 17 sections as well as the USTA Foundation and the USPTA. Prior to that, she was the board liaison to the Professional Tennis Council, and she also has served on the USTA Player Development Committee and the USTA Grievance Committee. She also has served on the ITF Rules of Tennis Committee. CONTINUE READING


   
November 12, 2014
USTA Intermountain Section, a Section of the United States Tennis Association, is taking resumes for the Tennis Service Representative position in Las Vegas, Nevada. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Both full time (40 hours) and part time (less than 40 hours) applicants will be considered.

Those applying for part time should also submit an outline plan for integrating the part time commitment for this position into their existing responsibilities. Please include what that would look like, including what hours you could work and your flexibility. One page maximum, half page preferred. All those applying should include a desired salary range. Continue Reading


   
Harry Lee Byrge, of Las Vegas, passed away Oct. 22, 2014, after a short illness. He was born March 30, 1950, in Phoenix. Harry moved to Las Vegas in 1958 and graduated from Clark High School and UNLV. Harry worked for over 30 years in the gaming business at Caesars Palace, Sands, Bally's and The Hotel San Remo. He was also a life-long tennis enthusiast, beginning with playing in college, league play and finally the tennis pro at Spanish Oaks. After his gaming career, he went back to college and taught school at the elementary school level. Giving back to the community meant a lot to Harry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Eloise Byrge; and brother-in-law, Bill Steffens. Harry is survived by his wife, Gina (nee Tabeek); daughter, Jennifer Ann Stoafer (Jerry); and son, Matthew Byrge. He is also survived by his sister, Lynn Steffens; and brother, Edward (Mariann); along with five grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas 89123. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made in Harry's honor to Nevada Tennis Association to benefit youth programs, (702) 792-8384.

Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery
7600 S Eastern Ave Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 464-8500


   
Congratulations to our Nevada teams below and all the Intermountain teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2014 Adult 55 &?Over League Sectional Championships held in Denver, Colorado, Sept. 26-28, 2014. All teams now qualify to advance to their National Championships in Surprise (AZ) in late October, early November. For National Championship dates and locations, visit www.usta.com/leaguechampionships.

6.0 WOMEN, NEVADA "SUn City Anthem": Team Captains: Josefina Baker, Karin Bridges; Barbara Bechard, Pam Adams, Ginny Anna Young, Donna K. Shawhan, Susan Stephens, Joan Lorraine Smith, Ienore Delman, Lani Kuncl, Susan Helen Milliken.

8.0 MEN, NEVADA "TPC": Team Captain: Don Curnutt; Michael Gifford, Stephen Spelman, Rick Holden, Thomas Vaughn, Peter Cranston, David Morgan, Mark Smith, Christopher Miller, Terry Leysath, Robert Campbell, Donald Seibel, Larry Tombari.
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