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

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. 

St. Mary’s Tennis is Elementary

Grades: ALL

Dates: April 9-12, 2018 from 3:15-4:15pm

Contact: Lauren Olson, lolson.mta@gmail.com or 406.579.2716

REGISTER HERE

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 $28/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.

Tennis is Elementary is Returning to Winan’s School!

Grades: 1-2nd

Dates: Dec 11, 12 13, and 14 from 3:15-4:15pm

Where: Gym

Register

Contact: Lauren Olson, lolson.mta@gmail.com 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 $28/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 16 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.

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

2018-19 Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors

Notice to USTA-MT member organizations and Community Tennis Associations:

The USTA-MT Nominating Committee met and approved the attached slate for the 2018-2019 term.

According to our bylaws, you may vote by proxy or in person at the annual meeting this weekend, October 21-22 at the Holiday Inn downtown Missoula. We require a quorum of members voting, which is 10% of our member orgs/CTAs. You may send your vote (in favor/not in favor) to lolson.mta@gmail.com.

USTA Montana Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors 2018-19