Tennis is Elementary at Chief Charlo

Tennis is Elementary is returning to  Chief Charlo Elementary School!

Grades: K-5

When: Wednesdays, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, and 12/12 from 3:30-4:30pm (no tennis 11/21)

Where: Gym

Cost: $28 plus an online processing fee.

Scholarships available. Contact Lauren Olson for an application at

All equipment is provided; however, your child may bring his/her own racquet. (Montana Tennis is not responsible for any lost items).


**Sign up is limited to the first 16 participants per camp.

 The Montana Tennis is Elementary program provides young players the opportunity to learn basic fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship from qualified tennis instructors. Using smaller racquets, nets, and court sizes, QuickStart tennis gives kids the chance to learn and start to play right away.

Notice of Annual Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of Members of USTA-Montana (Montana Tennis Association), will be held on October 6 and 7 at 9am at the Holiday Inn, downtown Missoula. Individual and organizational members of USTA-MT are invited to attend.

55 & Over Sectional Results

The 55 & Over Sectionals tournament just finished up this past weekend in Denver.  Montana definitely represented us well at Sectionals this year.
A huge congratulations to the 6.0 Women’s team BYOB who won their division and will be representing Montana at Nationals in Orlando!

Here are the other 55 & Over Sectional Results for Montana. What an exceptional job!

6.0 – BYOB – 1st Place
7.0 – Bold Betty’s – 2nd Place
8.0 – Tennis Nuts – 3rd Place
9.0 – Bozeman Ladies – 2nd Place
7.0 – MSO Aces – 3rd Place
8.0 – Montana Fusion – 3rd Place
9.0 – Selstad’s Six – 4th PlaceT

18/55+ League Champions

Congratulations to the teams that won their division this past weekend in Missoula at the 18 & over and 55 & over league district championships. These 13 teams will go on to represent Montana in Salt Lake City, UT in August and Denver, CO in September!

55 & Over Teams:
6.0 Women: BYOB
7.0 Women: Bold Betty’s
8.0 Women: Tennis Nuts
9.0 Women: Bozeman Ladies
7.0 Men: MSO Aces
8.0 Men: Montana Fusion

18 & Over Teams:
3.5 Women: I’d Hit That
4.0 Women: Mixed Bag
4.5 Women: Nothing but Net
3.5 Men: Alley Oops
4.0 Men: Bozeman Bridgers
4.5 Men: Vraalag
5.0: Men: Montana Smash

18 & Over Mixed Doubles League Results

The 18 & Over Mixed Doubles League was a success! Congrats to the following teams. They will represent Montana at the Intermountain Sectional Championship in Boise, July 13-15!

7.0 – MSO #1

8.0 – Montana Smash

9.0 – Terminetters

10.0 – The Montana Smash


Tennis is Elementary @ East Side School

Grades: 3-5th

Dates: May 7-10, 2018 from 3:30-4:30pm

Contact: Lauren Olson, or 406.579.2716


The Tennis is Elementary program provides young players the chance to learn basic fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship from qualified tennis instructors. Using smaller racquets, nets, and court sizes, QuickStart tennis gives kids the opportunity to learn and start to play right away. This popular nationwide program teaches life skills, tennis and teamwork in a fun environment that allows your students to stay active while learning the fastest growing lifetime sport in the country.

Participants in the afterschool camp get (4) focused 1-hour lessons that meet once a week after school in the gym or multipurpose room. The cost is $25/participant, plus an online registration fee. There are a number of scholarships available per camp.

All equipment needed to run the camp is provided, and the coach to player ratio is usually about 8:1. The number of participants depends on the size of the gym. On average, our camps number 25 players.

Each session focuses on a specific shot taught in the QuickStart method. The sessions are broken down into an intro activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and games. The camp uses stations to ensure that kids are moving the whole time and are not standing in line.

All Instructors and Site Directors have attended a QuickStart Tennis training session and have submitted to a background check prior to starting work.

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,

USTA Montana Summer Intern april 2018

USTA-MT Board Meeting March 2018 Update

The USTA-MT Board and staff met in Helena last month to discuss how we can grow and improve the tennis experience in our state. Topics of conversation included tournament participation, developing Montana-specific awards, membership benefits, board awareness, and more.