Belgrade Tennis Association’s Summer League Kick Off is Saturday, June 10! Fast4 Format. Four points, four games and four rules: there are no advantage scores, lets are played, tie-breakers apply at three games all and the first to four games wins the set. Looks like fun. Check it out! More info and registration at belgradetennis.org
USTA-MT Social Tennis is a program geared toward adult social play for USTA members and NON-USTA members ages 18 and over. The format is social, fun, and includes men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. Social Tennis is for players who just want to play or practice without the structure of organized league play. Balls and beverages are provided and USTA-MT staff will be on-site to organize play. All participants will receive sunglasses and pedometers as favors.
Contact: Andrea Johnson, email@example.com, 406-579-9609
Team Composition & Format
- Each team match consists of: 1 women’s doubles, 1 men’s doubles, 2 mixed doubles.
- 4 Teams per session. Minimum of 2 males and 2 females per team
- There is no limit to how many players are on a team. Recommended to have at least 6 players per team for substitution
- Men’s and Women’s doubles will be played first, followed by 2 pairs of mixed doubles. Each team will be given 2 courts to play their matches.
- Unlimited Subs. You may substitute players in at any time during the match.
- Matches are 30 minutes, plus a 10 minute warm up before the start of the team match. After the first round or 1 hour mark, the 2 teams with the most points will play each other. The teams with the second most points will play each other.
- Buzzer or other indicator when times is up
- Players can finish the game they are on if the buzzer sounds during the games
- No – add game format using the 15, 30, 40 scoring
- Each court will have a continuous running game total (no definitive sets). Each team gets a point for every game won
-i.e. a court total can be 11 – 1
-the team with the most points at the end of the 2 hours wins the match
-a team match can end in a tie
- Super tiebreaker: In the event of a tied match, a 13-point Super Tiebreaker, involving a mixed doubles pairing of your choice, decides the outcome of the entire match. A coin toss determines the choice of side, server and receiver. Players change sides after six points. The first team to win seven points is awarded a single game and the match.
- Somewhat equal playing time is highly recommended for all teams.
- Coaching of players on bench and during change-over is allowed
- Each team will be given 2 courts to play all matches. We encourage both teams to be on the court cheering on their teammates. One big happy family.
- Primary objective is for all players to have fun!
UPDATE: The Under 40 League has been postponed due to conflicting events in Bozeman the same weekend. We’ll include an update with new dates/location soon.
A fun, social tennis club for adults of all skill levels to start or continue playing tennis. This club is all about having fun, making new friends, and improving your tennis game while you’re at it! Best of all, the participation fee is probably less than you spent at the bar last weekend. There are no excuses – grab some friends and choose to try something new and fun!
This team format is social, fun and coed. It’s non-advancing and includes any combination of men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed, with the option to play at beginner/intermediate or intermediate/advanced level.
Job Opening – DISTRICT LEAGUE COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
USTA-MT (MONTANA TENNIS ASSOCIATION)
District League Coordinator
The District League Coordinator will coordinate and supervise all USTA League Tennis Activities in the Montana District. The Assistant Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to accomplish the strategic plan of the USTA-MT (Montana Tennis Association)
The DLC will prepare, run and coordinate Leagues in Montana. Travel is required. These Leagues include:
- Adult 18 & Over League
- Adult 40 & Over League
- Adult 55 & Over League
- Adult 65 & Over League
- Adult 18 & Over Mixed League
- Adult 40 & Over Mixed League
- ITA Fall Mixed League
- Young Adult Social League
- Increase player participation in Leagues to meet USTA-MT goals
- Recruit and lead Local League Coordinators
- Assist in the preparation of a program and operating League budget (consider a budget for travel, player parties, and expenses)
- Prepare orders for balls and other League supplies from ITA and coordinate the order with the USTA-MT Executive Director
- Maintain timely and accurate League records, including those of all players who are appealing self-ratings online or filing a grievance
- District, Sectional, and National Championships
Review all paperwork necessary for and verify eligibility in the USTA League Tennis Program.
Responsible for the proper creating and recording of League information in TennisLink
Schedule the team play for all District League Championships and distribute to Captains
Prepare and lead Team Captain Meetings
Lead the training of on-site tournament volunteers
Responsible for the proper recording of all team scores in TennisLink
Determine District Championship Winners. Create and forward all pertinent paperwork to the Section League Coordinator in the required time frame.
Identify and resolve local league issues with the District League Committee while keeping the District Executive Director and Section League Coordinator apprised of decisions, problems, and issues
Attend appropriate USTA meetings – one Montana District Meeting and one Sectional Meeting
Assist in running the USTA Adult League Sectional Championships
Assistant Executive Director
The Assistant Executive Director will work directly with the Executive Director to accomplish goals such as fundraising, marketing, accountability and to help manage USTA-MT programs such as Tennis is Elementary.
- Support the Executive Director in the development, organization and implementation of USTA-MT’s Tennis is Elementary After-School Program and other programs.
- Assist with the registration process for participants and fiduciary tasks such as payments and associated paperwork
- Conduct invoicing for all schools participating in the after-school program
- Track and update the District’s dashboard for the USTA Schools Registry and CoachYouthTennis.com site
- Prepare orders for 10 and Under Equipment and other supplies, and coordinate the order with the USTA-MT Executive Director
- Track and report 10 and Under Memberships to the USTA
- Assist in recruiting and scheduling instructors. Serve as substitute instructor when needed
- Assist with the monthly e-Newsletter, update the website, Facebook and other Social Media platforms
- Help recruit sponsors and send donor letters
- Administrative reporting, copying, mailing, data entry, phone calls, conference calls, webinars, and trainings as assigned
Qualifications Required: Strong organization and communication skills, both oral and written. Computer skills, administrative and organization skills. Working knowledge of Word and Excel. Ability to work well with and motivate individuals and groups. Able to meet travel demands and work weekends as needed. Experience with and a passion for the game of tennis. Must be a member of the USTA.
Desired: College degree. Working knowledge of TennisLink. Familiarity with USTA Leagues and tennis in Montana.
This position is being offered full time at $21,000-$25,000 per year.
Interested persons please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no deadline for this position. Potential candidates will begin to be reviewed on the 27th of June and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
The USTA-MT Board is excited to announce that Lauren Olson has been hired as the new Executive Director for USTA-MT. Lauren has been with the company for over four years in roles requiring continuing responsibility and involvement. She was previously the District League Coordinator, responsible for League programs in the state of Montana, and the Schools Program Coordinator, responsible for junior and after-school programs throughout the state. Lauren will take over for the previous Executive Director in mid-June.
The board of directors of USTA-Montana (MTA) regretfully announces that Jesse Peach, executive director of the Montana Tennis Association, will be leaving his position this summer to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Montana State University. Jesse’s roots are deeply planted in both tennis and science. He has maintained his interest in biochemical research while running the MTA, and has now been given an opportunity that is too good to pass up.
The MTA board is grateful to Jesse for his help in making our organization more professional for staff, board, volunteers, and players. MTA now has two full-time staff, and significant programs across Montana. The mission of USTA-Montana is to grow the game of tennis in Montana. Jesse has done more than his share to contribute to that growth.
We wish you well, Jesse, and look forward to seeing what amazing discoveries you will be making in your lab. Now you can play league!
See you out on the courts!
Our mailings should be out for the 2016 tennis season here in Montana! If you did not receive yours and would like one, please email Jesse at email@example.com. The mailing consists of our 2016 Adult League Schedule, the 2016 Tournament Schedule and a 2016 Junior Schedule. There are links to all of these schedules in the previous post!