What to Know: Covid-19 and Resumption of Play

Introducing League Recruiters!!!

Hello tennis players!  We have exciting news!   USTA Montana now has 3 league recruiters.   Please welcome them!  We are so fortunate to have their help and support in recruiting for leagues.    They will cover various areas of the state as indicated below.  Please let them know if you want to captain a team or are looking for team.  We would love to have you!

Terri Ruthruff – Western Montana
Phone Number: 406-493-4938
Email: truthruff@hotmail.com
Major cities/areas: Missoula, Kalispell, Hamilton, Whitefish
Counties: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders

Byron Boyd – Northeast Montana
Phone Number: 406 -788-7226
Email: boyd22mt@yahoo.com
Major cities/areas: Great Falls, Helena, Havre
Counties: Blaine, Cascade, Chouteau, Daniels, Glacier, Hill, Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Liberty, Phillips, Pondera, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Teton, Toole, Valley

Jane Wagner – Southwest Montana
Phone Number: 406-581-5141
Email: jane.dodd.wagner@gmail.com
Major cities/areas: Bozeman/Belgrade, Butte, Dillon, Livingston
Counties: Beaverhead, Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Fergus, Gallatin, Granite, Judith Basin, Madison, Meagher, Park, Powell, Silver Bow, Sweet Grass, Wheatland

Terri Ruthruff, Byron Boyd, Jane Wagner – Southeast Montana
Major cities/areas: Billings, Miles City
Counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Petroleum, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, Stillwater, Treasure, Wibaux, Yellowstone

Social Tennis is beginning May 26th!

Hello Missoula and surrounding area tennis players!   We are beginning social tennis on Thursday, May 26th at 5:45 – 7:15  p.m. at Playfair Park.   This is for anyone who is just getting back into tennis, beginners or anyone who wants to come out and play in a low-key, low-stress environment.  We will begin with a clinic and then will break off to play or hit for the remaining time.

Register at: https://playtennis.usta.com/ustamontana0/SocialLeagues/League/2dd9f873-2f45-4d3d-8096-6a52e9514ecd

 

Happy New Year!

May the New Year bless you with health, happiness and lots of amazing tennis!  The first tournament of the year is a junior tournament in Bozeman.  The deadline is approaching fast – January 2nd.  Be sure to register asap!   Register. 

Slate of At-Large Directors and Officers for 2022

USTA Montana Board of Directors and Staff had their annual meeting Sunday, October 10th from 9 am – 4 pm over Zoom. Items on the agenda included discussion of improving junior participation across Montana, tournament and league schedule, statewide community tennis updates, the new Serve Tennis program and updates from ITA.

An item on the agenda each year is to nominate and vote on old and new board members. We added three new members to the board for 2022 & 2023 – , Clayton Harris, Kenny Sheehan, Devon Sikora, and Amber Sparks   Warm welcome to each of them!
2022 USTA Board of Directors and Staff
Officers:
Dave Luebbe, Bozeman –President
Gordon Terpe, Missoula -Vice President
Beth Brennan, Missoula, Secretary
Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman, Treasurer
Scott Potter, Missoula, Past President
Directors:
Dirk Baker, Great Falls
Laurie Cripe, Whitefish
Kelly Crisp, Missoula
Anna Collins, Bozeman
Dorothy Filson, Belgrade
Clayton Harris, Bozeman
Brad Knutson, Billings

Josh Munro, Kalispell
Amber Sparks, Billings
Kenny Sheehan, Bozeman
Devon Sikora, Missoula
 Staff:
Andrea Johnson, Interim Executive Director & District Lead Coordinator

Proposed Slate of Officers + Notice of Annual Meeting

USTA-MT will hold the annual meeting of members Sunday, October 10th over Zoom.   USTA individual and organizational members are invited to attend committee meetings.  Contact Andrea Johnson, ajohnson.mta@gmail.com for more information.

The board will also vote on the 2022-2023 Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors:

At Large Directors
Two-year term beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2023:

Dirk Baker, Great Falls
Beth Brennan, Missoula
Laurie Cripe, Whitefish
Clayton Harris, Bozeman
Brad Knutson, Billings
Josh Munro, Kalispell
Amber Sparks, Billing
Kenny Sheehan, Bozeman
Devon Sikora, Missoula
Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman

Officers
One-year term beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022:

Dave Luebbe, President
Gordon Terpe, Vice President
Joey Staszcuk, Treasurer
Beth Brennan, secretary