Intermountain Montana

USTA-Montana is a not-for profit organization that oversees several aspects of tennis in Montana including Tournaments, USTA Leagues and 10 and Under Tennis. USTA-Montana is a District within the Intermountain Tennis Association(ITA) which itself is a Section within the United States Tennis Association(USTA). The goal of the USTA in Montana is to promote and develop tennis within our state and the rest of the United States. If you have any questions, concerns or are interested in becoming more involved in tennis in Montana please contact our staff. We are here to help make your tennis experience more enjoyable, accessible, and memorable!

Recent News and Announcements

Proposed Slate – USTA-MT Board


The USTA-MT Nominating Committee presents the slate for the 2017-2018 term.  

 

According to our bylaws, CTA’s and organization members vote by proxy or in person at the annual meeting November 5-6, 2016 at the Grant Creek Best Western in Missoula. We require a quorum of members voting, which is 10% of our member orgs/CTAs.  You may send your vote (in favor/not in favor) to lolson.mta@gmail.com.

USTA Montana Proposed Slate

Officers:

Douglas Morton, Great Falls . . . . . President
Dave Luebbe, Bozeman . . . . . . . . Vice President
Colleen Green, Simms . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer
Beth Brennan, Missoula . . . . . . . . . Secretary
Scott Potter, Missoula . . . . . . . . . . Past President

 

At-Large Directors (Terms to run from Jan. 1, 2017-Dec. 31, 2018):

 

Colleen Green, Great Falls – nominated by Great Falls Tennis Association
Dave Luebbe, Bozeman – nominated by Riverside Country Club
Anna Nash, Helena – nominated by Last Chance Tennis Association
Gordon Terpe – nominated by Garden City Tennis Association
Kelly Crisp – nominated by Garden City Tennis Association

 

Please note the following board members’ terms run from Jan 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2017, so will not be voted on at this time.

Joanne Knapp, Missoulausta intermountain logo 2
Brad Knutson, Billings
Mike Ellis, Ronan
Dirk Baker, Great Falls
Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman
Paige Darden, Billings

Announcing our new District League Coordinator/Assistant ED!

It is with great pleasure that the Montana Tennis Association announces the appointment of Andrea Johnson to the position of Montana District League Coordinator & Assistant ED.
AndreaAndrea brings tennis knowledge and experience to MTA from her years of experience as an active board member for the Garden City Tennis Association along with her experience as a participant in leagues and tournaments for the last 5 years.  She has assisted and organized various components of many tournaments with GCTA as well as coordinating and supporting tennis clinics, outreach, building partnerships and fundraising while being a board member of GCTA.
Please join the Montana Tennis Association in congratulating and welcoming Andrea to the MTA family.  Andrea can be contacted at ajohnson.mta@gmail.com or by phone at 406-579-9609

Announcing a new Under 40 League!

UPDATE: The Under 40 League has been postponed due to conflicting events in Bozeman the same weekend. We’ll include an update with new dates/location soon.

A fun, social tennis club for adults of all skill levels to start or continue playing tennis. This club is all about having fun, making new friends, and improving your tennis game while you’re at it! Best of all, the participation fee is probably less than you spent at the bar last weekend. There are no excuses – grab some friends and choose to try something new and fun!

This team format is social, fun and coed. It’s non-advancing and includes any combination of men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed, with the option to play at beginner/intermediate or intermediate/advanced level.

 

Job Opening – District League Coordinator/Assistant Executive Director

Job Opening – DISTRICT LEAGUE COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

USTA-MT (MONTANA TENNIS ASSOCIATION)

District League Coordinator

The District League Coordinator will coordinate and supervise all USTA League Tennis Activities in the Montana District.  The Assistant Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to accomplish the strategic plan of the USTA-MT (Montana Tennis Association)

The DLC will prepare, run and coordinate Leagues in Montana.  Travel is required. These Leagues include:

  • Adult 18 & Over League
  • Adult 40 & Over League
  • Adult 55 & Over League
  • Adult 65 & Over League
  • Adult 18 & Over Mixed League
  • Adult 40 & Over Mixed League
  • ITA Fall Mixed League
  • Young Adult Social League

Responsibilities:

  • Increase player participation in Leagues to meet USTA-MT goals
  • Recruit and lead Local League Coordinators
  • Assist in the preparation of a program and operating League budget (consider a budget for travel, player parties, and expenses)
  • Prepare orders for balls and other League supplies from ITA and coordinate the order with the USTA-MT Executive Director
  • Maintain timely and accurate League records, including those of all players who are appealing self-ratings online or filing a grievance
  • District, Sectional, and National Championships

Review all paperwork necessary for and verify eligibility in the USTA League Tennis Program.

Responsible for the proper creating and recording of League information in TennisLink

Schedule the team play for all District League Championships and distribute to Captains

Prepare and lead Team Captain Meetings

Lead the training of on-site tournament volunteers

Responsible for the proper recording of all team scores in TennisLink

Determine District Championship Winners.  Create and forward all pertinent paperwork to the Section League Coordinator in the required time frame.

Identify and resolve local league issues with the District League Committee while keeping the District Executive Director and Section League Coordinator apprised of decisions, problems, and issues

Attend appropriate USTA  meetings – one Montana District Meeting and one Sectional Meeting

Assist in running the USTA Adult League Sectional Championships

 

Assistant Executive Director

The Assistant Executive Director will work directly with the Executive Director to accomplish goals such as fundraising, marketing, accountability and to help manage USTA-MT programs such as Tennis is Elementary.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Executive Director in the development, organization and implementation of USTA-MT’s Tennis is Elementary After-School Program and other programs.    
  • Assist with the registration process for participants and fiduciary tasks such as payments and associated paperwork
  • Conduct invoicing for all schools participating in the after-school program
  • Track and update the District’s dashboard for the USTA Schools Registry and CoachYouthTennis.com site
  • Prepare orders for 10 and Under Equipment and other supplies, and coordinate the order with the USTA-MT Executive Director
  • Track and report 10 and Under Memberships to the USTA
  • Assist in recruiting and scheduling instructors. Serve as substitute instructor when needed
  • Assist with the monthly e-Newsletter, update the website, Facebook and other Social Media platforms
  • Help recruit sponsors and send donor letters
  • Administrative reporting, copying, mailing, data entry, phone calls, conference calls, webinars, and trainings as assigned

Qualifications Required: Strong organization and communication skills, both oral and written. Computer skills, administrative and organization skills. Working knowledge of Word and Excel. Ability to work well with and motivate individuals and groups. Able to meet travel demands and work weekends as needed. Experience with and a passion for the game of tennis. Must be a member of the USTA.

Desired: College degree. Working knowledge of TennisLink. Familiarity with USTA Leagues and tennis in Montana.

Pay:

This position is being offered full time at $21,000-$25,000 per year.

Application:

Interested persons please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Olson at lolson.mta@gmail.com

There is no deadline for this position.  Potential candidates will begin to be reviewed on the 27th of June and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Meet Your New ED!

The USTA-MT Board is excited to announce that Lauren Olson has been hired as the new Executive Director for USTA-MT.  Lauren has been with the company for over four years in roles requiring continuing responsibility and involvement.  She was previously the District League Coordinator, responsible for League programs in the state of Montana, and the Schools Program Coordinator, responsible for junior and after-school programs throughout the state.  Lauren will take over for the previous Executive Director in mid-June.

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