Intermountain Montana

Category Archive: Leagues

2018 League Schedule

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

 

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.

 

Belgrade Tennis Summer League Kick Off

Belgrade Tennis Association’s Summer League Kick Off is Saturday, June 10! Fast4 Format. Four points, four games and four rules: there are no advantage scores, lets are played, tie-breakers apply at three games all and the first to four games wins the set. Looks like fun. Check it out! More info and registration at belgradetennis.org

Belgrade Tennis Summer League Kick Off

Missoula Social Tennis

Missoula Social Tennis (held at Playfair Park or UM Courts)
Thursdays from 5:45-7:15pm
Session 1: May 25-June 29
Session 2: July 20-August 31 (excluding August 10)
Fee:  $36/session

USTA-MT Social Tennis is a program geared toward adult social play for USTA members and NON-USTA members ages 18 and over. The format is social, fun, and includes men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. Social Tennis is for players who just want to play or practice without the structure of organized league play. Balls and beverages are provided and USTA-MT staff will be on-site to organize play. All participants will receive sunglasses and pedometers as favors.

Register here!

Contact: Andrea Johnson, ajohnson.mta@gmail.com, 406-579-9609

World Team Social Tennis Rules & Format

 

Team Composition & Format

  • Each team match consists of: 1 women’s doubles, 1 men’s doubles, 2 mixed doubles.
  • 4 Teams per session. Minimum of 2 males and 2 females per team
  • There is no limit to how many players are on a team. Recommended to have at least 6 players per team for substitution
  • Men’s and Women’s doubles will be played first, followed by 2 pairs of mixed doubles. Each team will be given 2 courts to play their matches.
  • Unlimited Subs. You may substitute players in at any time during the match.

Match Time

  • Matches are 30 minutes, plus a 10 minute warm up before the start of the team match. After the first round or 1 hour mark, the 2 teams with the most points will play each other. The teams with the second most points will play each other.
  • Buzzer or other indicator when times is up
  • Players can finish the game they are on if the buzzer sounds during the games

Scoring Format

  • No – add game format using the 15, 30, 40 scoring
  • Each court will have a continuous running game total (no definitive sets). Each team gets a point for every game won
    -i.e. a court total can be 11 – 1
    -the team with the most points at the end of the 2 hours wins the match
    -a team match can end in a tie
  • Super tiebreaker: In the event of a tied match, a 13-point Super Tiebreaker, involving a mixed doubles pairing of your choice, decides the outcome of the entire match. A coin toss determines the choice of side, server and receiver. Players change sides after six points. The first team to win seven points is awarded a single game and the match.

 

 

General Philosophy

  • Somewhat equal playing time is highly recommended for all teams.
  • Coaching of players on bench and during change-over is allowed
  • Each team will be given 2 courts to play all matches. We encourage both teams to be on the court cheering on their teammates. One big happy family.
  • Primary objective is for all players to have fun!