What to Know: Covid-19 and Resumption of Play

USTA MT is Accepting Board Nominations for 2022 & 2023

Dear USTA-Montana Member Organizations and Community Tennis Association:

USTA-MT has several open positions on the Board of Directors for the 2022 – 2023term. This is a 2-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2022 and runs through Dec. 31, 2023.  USTA-MT seeks nominations from you for each of these positions.

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

Below is the list of current board members.  Those with a star indicate board members not renewing their term this year.

Executive Committee

Dave Luebbe – President

Gordon Terpe – Vice-President

Beth Brennan – Secretary

Paige Darden Montague – Treasurer*

Scott Potter – Past President
At-Large Directors

Dirk Baker, Great Falls

Laurie Cripe, Whitefish

Dorothy Filson, Bozeman

Donna Miller, Helena*

Josh Munro, Kalispell

Kelly Crisp, Missoula

Brad Knutson, Billings

Anna Nash, Bozeman

Linda Stancil, Bozeman*

Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman

Please email your nomination(s) to ajohnson.mta@gmail.com by Sunday, September 26th.   Feel free to nominate more than one individual.  A more detailed board member description is attached to this email.  Reach out to myself or any members of the board for questions regarding nominations or the process.

Thank you,

Andrea Johnson

Executive Director


Belgrade Summer Tennis Events

Save the date for these Belgrade Tennis Association Events!
June 15: Junior Tiebreak Tens, 8:00am
July 14:  Adult Tiebreak Tens, 8:00am
August 18-19: Adult Fast4 Mixed Doubles, 8:00am
September 8:  Junior Fast4 Mixed Doubles, 8:00am

USTA Montana is Looking for an Intern

USTA Montana is seeking an undergraduate or graduate summer intern. Come join our fast
paced team as we work to develop, promote and grow the game of tennis. You will have a
front row seat to the action. Our internships are hands-on and offer the opportunity to
interact with and learn from our staff.

All interns must have a minimum of these skills:
• Background in tennis
• Strong computer skills; MS Office
• Organization and time management skills
• Strong customer service skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task; fast learner
• Reliable, punctual
• Team Player

League and Social Tennis Intern:
-Assist Executive Director and League Coordinator for summer leagues, including team and
roster verification, scoring, and making sure that league rules are followed
-Gather data from numerous software products (MS Excel, MS Word, USTA Membership
Tables, TennisLink)
-Generating marketing materials (Event flyers, league brochures, coach handouts, administrative
documents, banners, event branding)
-Assist with planning the 2018 League Championships (Player party/dinner, volunteer
coordination, accommodations, event website, coach binders)
-Help run the 2018 League Championships in Missoula in June and July.
-Help plan/run other USTA League and Social Tennis events as necessary
-Move and/or load league equipment or items from on-site warehouse to work area
-Packaging and shipping items to coaches, facilities, etc.
-Ordering/Tracking equipment from multiple vendors to ensure deadlines are met
-Previous experience/understanding of how to run a tournament preferred
-Help design and/or edit marketing collateral items, including but not limited to:
-Flyers, Advertisements, Brochures, Web banners, Image resizing

This is a 10-week paid internship at $12-13.5/hour based on a 20 hours work week.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected
by law. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Email Resume, Cover Letter, and Transcript to Lauren Olson, lolson.mta@gmail.com

USTA Montana Summer Intern april 2018

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.