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.

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

REGISTER HERE

Eastern Montana Junior Open

The Eastern Montana Junior Open Level V Tournament is right around the corner. Play begins Saturday, May 25 at 8am.  Events include:

  • Boy and Girls Sanctioned Singles and Doubles Events
  • Boys and Girls 12-18 Singles and Doubles (78ft Yellow)
  • Boys and Girls Entry Level 12s (78ft green)
  • Coed Entry Level and Level 1 10U (78ft green and 60ft orange)
  • Coed Entry Level 8U (36ft red)
  • Singles: Compass Draws
  • Doubles: First Match Loser Consolation Draws
  • Scoring: Best of 3 sets with 10pt tie breaker for 3rd
  • Registration Deadline is May 21nd
  • REGISTER HERE

Player Party!!! 3pm – 5pm

Sunday, May 27th
Pioneer Park Tournament Headquarters

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.

FAQ

YOUTH PROGRESSION

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.

 

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