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

Tennis is Elementary is Returning to Winan’s School!

Grades: 1-2nd

Dates: Dec 11, 12 13, and 14 from 3:15-4:15pm

Where: Gym

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Contact: Lauren Olson, lolson.mta@gmail.com or 406.579.2716

The Tennis is Elementary program provides young players the chance to learn basic fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship from qualified tennis instructors. Using smaller racquets, nets, and court sizes, QuickStart tennis gives kids the opportunity to learn and start to play right away. This popular nationwide program teaches life skills, tennis and teamwork in a fun environment that allows your students to stay active while learning the fastest growing lifetime sport in the country.

Participants in the afterschool camp get (4) focused 1-hour lessons that meet once a week after school in the gym or multipurpose room. The cost is $28/participant, plus an online registration fee. There are a number of scholarships available per camp.

All equipment needed to run the camp is provided, and the coach to player ratio is usually about 8:1. The number of participants depends on the size of the gym. On average, our camps number 16 players.

Each session focuses on a specific shot taught in the QuickStart method. The sessions are broken down into an intro activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and games. The camp uses stations to ensure that kids are moving the whole time and are not standing in line.

All Instructors and Site Directors have attended a QuickStart Tennis training session and have submitted to a background check prior to starting work.

2018 League Schedule

Dates and Locations for the 2018 USTA-MT League Season have been set!

 

Youth Progression Pathway Launches Jan 1, 2018

USTA has created a “Youth Progression Pathway” nationally that serves as a guide for coaches, parents and players to help ensure that kids 10 and under participate in events using the appropriate ball and court for their skill level.

Players will compete at appropriate levels of play as they progress through stages based on age, participation and achievement. By providing a pathway, young players will have the opportunity to experience suitable levels of competition as well as develop their games tactically and technically.

The progression tracking system rewards players for competing and inspires them to play more often.

It’s not just about winning and losing – it’s about having fun, engaging young children and helping them fall in love with tennis.

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YOUTH PROGRESSION

2018-19 Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors

Notice to USTA-MT member organizations and Community Tennis Associations:

The USTA-MT Nominating Committee met and approved the attached slate for the 2018-2019 term.

According to our bylaws, you may vote by proxy or in person at the annual meeting this weekend, October 21-22 at the Holiday Inn downtown 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 of Officers and Directors 2018-19

 

 

2017 Annual Meeting

USTA-MT’s Annual Meeting will be held October 21-22 at the Holiday Inn, downtown Missoula. The meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Lauren Olson at lolson.mta@gmail.com.