Coronavirus and affected programming

Greetings Montana District Tournament and League Players:

By now many of you may have received notice from USTA National, which effective immediately is suspending all USTA programming including tournaments, league play, and junior events through April 20th.

March Madness Adult tournament in Billings and the Bobcat Spring Break Classic in Bozeman, scheduled for March 20-22, have been canceled. Entry fees will be refunded. We are working with our tournament directors to reschedule events where possible.

Our league events are scheduled as planned and we will continue to accept team registrations. These are changing times and our information is fluid. As we know more, we may need to make further adjustments based on how the situation changes.

USTA-Montana League Refund Policy remains in effect and any player who wishes to withdraw by the player deadline will receive a full refund.

USTA Montana League Refund Policy

All players must pay the league fee regardless of whether they intend to go to the Section Championship. Players who withdraw by the player deadline will receive a refund, minus a processing fee, See Table 3. After the refund deadline, no refunds will be given unless the District League Coordinator and Executive Director determine a refund is warranted due to exceptional circumstances. Examples of exceptional circumstances include injuries that make it impossible to play, a death in the player’s family, or cancellation of the event.

Montana Tennis will miss Marcia Anderson

Marcia Anderson, who funded the construction of the new Belgrade tennis courts and two years of high school tennis in Belgrade, passed away on January 31 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was 95.
In 2013, Marcia enthusiastically offered to pay for the new Belgrade courts and the tennis program. The courts were completed in 2014 and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in August of 2014.
Marcia was a strong advocate of healthy activities for youth. She was so pleased to hear how many students became involved in the tennis program and the successes they had. As a former tennis player herself, she liked knowing the courts were being used by adults in the community as well.
Marcia’s generosity was evident in many ways throughout Gallatin Co. over the years, as a philanthropist for Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, the riding arena at the Fairgrounds, the MSU Bobcat/Anderson indoor tennis facility, the Three Forks tennis court, the paddle tennis courts at Riverside and, most recently, the repair costs for the Bogert Pavilion.
Marcia’s vision and generosity will have a positive impact on this valley far into the future.  Her selfless commitment to making improvements in her community is an inspiration and an example of what is possible.

League Changes in 2020

League Changes in 2020

  • The USTA Adult 40 & Over format has changed to 1 singles and 3 doubles positions. (Note: This is now the National format for this league as well)
  • Captains play for free! Contact Andrea Johnson to register your team.
  • All team captains must contact Andrea Johnson for a team number to create their teams. You can no longer create a team number online via tennislink.

Download the 2020 League Schedule with Montana, Sectional, and National dates here

Bozeman City Open

Hi Everybody,

The Bozeman City Open – the first sanctioned tournament of the year! – is coming up quick! Here is more information:

Compass Draws – First 8 Teams in Each Division will be accepted.

– You must have your partner’s USTA number and both players must be paid to register.

*If you are not one of the first 8 in the division you signed
up for, you will be contacted and offered to play in another division if you want.

All Teams guaranteed 3 matches

Events: 3.5, 4.0, & Open Mens & Womens Doubles 8.0 and Open Mixed Doubles

Entries close January 19

Limit of 2 events

Play begins at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 24th. You must be available to play during the day on Friday.
Draws will be posted on January 21st.

Cost – $35.00/per person/1st event $30.00/2nd event


Proposed Slate of Officers + Notice of Annual Meeting

USTA-MT will hold the annual meeting of members this weekend, October 19 and 20th at the Holiday Inn, downtown Missoula. USTA individual and organizational members are invited to attend committee meetings on Sunday from 10:30-11:45 am. Contact Lauren Olson, for more information.

The board will also vote on the 2020-2021 Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors:

USTA-Montana Proposed Slate of At-Large Directors and Officers


(Terms to run from Jan. 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2021)

Beth Brennan, Missoula, Secretary – nominated by Scott Potter

Paige Darden, Billings, Treasurer – nominated by Dave Luebbe

Scott Potter, Missoula, Past President

At-Large Directors

(Terms to run from Jan. 1, 2020– Dec. 31, 2021)

Brad Knutson, Billings – nominated by Scott Potter
Dirk Baker, Great Falls – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman – nominated by Beth Brennan
Josh Munro, Kalispell – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Laurie Cripe, Whitefish – nominated by Beth Brennan
Linda Stancil, Bozeman – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Donna Miller, Helena – nominated by Anna Collins and Last Chance Tennis Association

Officers whose terms end Dec. 31, 2020

Dave Luebbe, Bozeman –President

Gordon Terpe, Missoula –Vice President

At-Large Directors whose terms end Dec. 31, 2020

Kelly Crisp, Missoula

Anna Collins, Bozeman

Accepting Nominations for the Board of Directors

USTA-MT has open positions on the Board of Directors for the
2020 – 2021 term.

The Nominating Committee will meet next month to
review all nominations and develop a proposed slate of board members
and officers. The board of directors will then vote on the slate.

Please complete the following form and email your nomination to by September 30, 2019.

BOD Nomination Form 2019

USTA-MT Board Member Position Description 2019


June 19, 2019

MISSOULA, MT– USTA Montana (Montana Tennis Association) is pleased to announce its 2019 Awards recipients for their dedication and commitment to growing the sport of tennis in their local communities. For the first time ever, winners will be honored at the First Annual Awards and League Player Party on Saturday, June 22 in Missoula, MT.

“We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the work they do. To be selected from a pool of such worthy nominees is an honor, and we look forward to recognizing all they’ve done to grow and develop tennis.  They truly exemplify what makes Montana tennis so unique and successful,” said USTA Montana Executive Director, Lauren Olson.

The dinner will take place during the League Tournament Player Party on Saturday, June 22 at 5pm at the Peak Racquet Club in Missoula.

The 2019 Award winners are listed below:

 Organization of the Year: Billings Tennis Association, Billings, MT

Volunteer of the Year: Steve Schwartz, Missoula, MT

M.C. Beeby Lifetime Achievement: Eileen Pinkerton, Billings, MT

Developmental Coach: Jan Steenekamp, Missoula, MT

Senior Player: Len Wheeler, Helena, MT

School Coach: Jim Gregg, Cut Bank, MT

League Captain: Gordon Terpe, Missoula, MT

League Captain: Debbie Oliver, Billings, MT

Register for Cut Bank Tennis Fest

When: Tuesday – Wednesday, June 25-26, 2019

10 & Under from 9-10am
14 & Under from 10:30am-12pm
15 & Over from 1-3pm

Where: Cut Bank High School tennis courts
Racquets provided
Montana Tennis Association will lead a variety of drills and games for new and returning junior players. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is appreciated.