What to Know: Covid-19 and Resumption of Play

Proposed Slate of Officers + Notice of Annual Meeting

USTA-MT will hold the annual meeting of members next weekend, October 2nd over Zoom.  USTA individual and organizational members are invited to attend committee meetings on Sunday from 10:40-11:15 am. Contact Andrea Johnson, ajohnson.mta@gmail.com for more information.

2023 USTA Montana Proposed Slate of At-Large Directors and Officers:

At Large Directors
Two-year term beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2024:
1.Kelly Crisp, Missoula
2. Dorothy Filson, Belgrade
3.  Dave Luebbe, Bozeman
4. Gordon Terpe, Missoula
5. Kyle Wilson, Helena

Two-year term beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2023:
1.Dirk Baker, Great Falls
2. Beth Brennan, Missoula
3. Laurie Cripe, Whitefish
4. Clayton Harris, Bozeman
5. Brad Knutson, Billings
6. Josh Munro, Kalispell
7. Devon Sikora, Missoula
8. Amber Sparks, Billings
9. Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman

One-year term beginning January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023:
1. Dave Luebbe, President
2. Gordon Terpe, Vice President
3. Joey Staszcuk, Treasurer
4. Beth Brennan, Secretary
(Scott Potter, Past President)

2022 Intermountain Award Nominations is now open!

The USTA/ Intermountain Awards Committee is pleased to announce they are accepting nominations for our 2022 Awards.  This year they will be presenting the following Awards.   Diversity & Inclusion, Family of the Year, Nikos Ridle (Junior Sportsmanship), David Freed (Lifetime), and Jon Messick Leadership Award.

Nomination forms are live on Survey Monkey; the deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m MST on August 29, 2022.   The deadline for the Jon Messick Award is 5:00 p.m MST on August 12, 2022.   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Adele Sobieski at asobieski@ita.usta.com






Know of anyone?!  Let’s get some Montana nominees on the list!

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
Dave Luebbe, Bozeman –President
Gordon Terpe, Missoula -Vice President
Beth Brennan, Missoula, Secretary
Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman, Treasurer
Scott Potter, Missoula, Past President
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
Andrea Johnson, Interim Executive Director & District Lead Coordinator