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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


   
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






   
SUMMERLIN (Sept. 28, 2014) - Breaking into the top 100 is the goal of any professional tennis player, and it’s a place Madison Brengle is likely headed to for the first time on Monday once the WTA ranking are released.

Missing among all the great headlines at the Red Rock Pro Open in Las Vegas this week was how the 24-year-old worked her way through the draw without dropping a set, including a dominating performance on Sunday in a 6-1, 6-4 final win over rival Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal to capture the $7,600 winner singles check at the USTA Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit event played at the Red Rock Country Club.

But more importantly than the cash, the Dover, Del., native is also the welcome recipient of 80 valuable WTA points. The points will likely be enough to leap-frog the No. 4 seeded and currently No. 110 world-ranked Brengle into the top 100. "Everyone wants to be in top 100 because that gets you right into the Grand Slams; that’s why we’re playing," Brengle said. "I’ve been working really, really hard back home with my coaches so it just kind of solidifies the work I’ve been putting in. It’s just makes you want to keep going and getting better."
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Photo Credit: Tracey Lee / Red Rock Pro Open




   
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.
READ THE COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE HERE


   
Congratulations to Mike Ivy who was this year's Grand Prize Winner of USTA Nevada's Citywide Raffle. Mike won the two tickets to the 2014 US Open when his ticket was drawn at the Adult Awards Party held at Blue Martini on 6-27-14. Looks like Mike had a great time in New York watching some of the best tennis of the year!


   
to Host Premiere of World Championship Tennis Documentary

- The world premiere of "WCT: The Road to Open Tennis" will be held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, October 11. Tickets are available now on tennisfame.com. -

- Hall of Famers Cliff Drysdale, Butch Buchholz, and Mike Davies, who all played a pivotal role in the trailblazing 1960's tennis tour, will attend the premiere and take part in a post-film panel discussion moderated by tennis historian Steve Flink. -


NEWPORT, R.I., September 23, 2014 - On Saturday, October 11, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will host the world premiere of WCT: The Road to Open Tennis, a documentary film that has been produced about the history of World Championship Tennis, the 1960's tennis tour that significantly accelerated the growth of pro tennis and laid the groundwork for today's pro tours.

Video Trailer for WCT: The Road to Open Tennis - The Official Documentary about World Championship Tennis

In the 1960's, pro tennis players were faced with numerous challenges in developing viable playing careers- compensation was inadequate, they were ineligible for the biggest tournaments, and it was a challenge to keep fans engaged in a sport that lacked structure. Recognizing the potential to build a dynamic platform on which tennis could thrive as a pro sport, trailblazers Lamar Hunt and Al Hill, Jr. developed World Championship Tennis (WCT), a radical new tour that gave tennis a new professionalism and strength. WCT: The Road to Open Tennis traces the tour's early years of the "The Handsome Eight" through the climactic 1972 championship in Dallas between Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall, which became known as the "greatest match of all time." The five-set battle played out before a packed stadium and a record TV audience of 23 million viewers, signaling to the world that tennis was well on its way to becoming a viable, exciting pro sport.
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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, AUG. 24, 2014

Congratulations to all Intermountain teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2014 Adult 18 &?Over League Sectional Championships held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 22-24, 2014. All teams now qualify to advance to their National Championships in either Indian Wells (CA) or Tucson (AZ) in October.
Click here for complete list of Intermountain winning teams.

Special Congratulations to the two Nevada teams moving on to the National Championships!

4.5 WOMEN, NEVADA (SPANISH TRAIL): Team Captain: Jean Mangino; Lai Ping Rippee, Catherine Pfarrer, Kathleen Janssen, Alison Mark, Amaris Surmacz, Pam Kirkendall, Stacey Carney, Hillary Wolfson, Yanina Pililaau, Colundra Shaneise Owens, Virginia Kirkendall, Dena Deluca, Christina Renee Sanders, Elizabeth Lundstrum, Sarah Rhein, Hillary Heard.

3.0 MEN, NEVADA (DTC #1): Team Captains: Roy McCafferty and Jerome Keever; Lee Lanterman, Samuel Gordon, Conrad Hafen, John James Tegano, Louis Jean Martin, Damien Burt, Erick Sanchez, Jonathan Matthew Gordon, Thomas Faulkner, Brian Berman.




 
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