Intermountain Montana

Recent News and Announcements

2018 League Schedule

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

June 8-10, 2018: 18+ Mixed League, Missoula

July 19-22, 2018: 18 & Over League, Missoula

July 19-22, 2018: 55 & Over League, Missoula

August 9-12, 2018: 40 & Over League, Bozeman

August 9-12, 2018: 40+ Mixed League, Bozeman

September 28-30, 2018: ITA Fall Mixed League, Billings

September 28-30, 2018: 65 & Over League, Billings

We’ll release the full calendar with team deadlines and sectional dates very soon.

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.

Jim McCarvel (Great Falls) wins Jan Dowse Award

Congratulations to Jim McCarvel (Great Falls) who is the 2017 recipient of the Jan Dowse Award! Named after Jan Dowse, former Executive Director of the Utah Tennis Association, this award is given to Intermountain’s Volunteer or Staff member of the Year to recognize his or her outstanding contributions, personal unselfishness and devotion to the game.

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: 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; Developmental Coach of the Year; and Nikos Ridle (sportsmanship) Award. Awards given periodically when deemed appropriate are the David Freed (lifetime service) Award and the Jon Messick Leadership Award. Congratulations to all of our recipients!

2017 AWARD WINNERS

USTA Intermountain will announce its 2017 Annual Awards winners at an awards breakfast and ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.