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Arthur Ashe Essay Contest is Open
Participants in National Junior Tennis and Learning programs are encouraged to submit an essay on a local hero like Charlie Pasarell, one of the founders of National Junior Tennis League. Ten winners will receive a trip to New York City as VIP guests at the Arthur Ashe Kidsí Day on August 29, 2015. Click here for all the details.

Spring into Tennis with a Play Day
Tennis Play Events for the whole family, all ages and levels are happening near you in Colorado this Spring. Find a Play Day near you.

Find a tennis job
Looking to work in the tennis industry? Check out USTA Coloradoís bulletin board.

10 and Under Tennis Workshops
Donít miss these high quality, hands-on workshops conducted by USTA-certified trainers to develop coaching skills and help anyone working with kids ensure they have a great time and want to keep playing. Check out the workshops coming up in May. Perfect training opportunity for parks and rec or summer camp staff as well as more experienced coaches pursuing certification with the USPTA or PTR teaching associations. Register now!

Valley Country Club to host CardioTennis Triples Event to benefit the CYTF
Valley Country Clubís Diane Selke is hosting a CardioTennis Triples Tournament on Tuesday, April 30. The fast paced event will feature a CardioTennis Triples (three on three) round robin format for 2.5-4.0 NTRP levels. Winning teams advance to the flight playoff. Event proceeds benefit the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation. For more information and to register, 303/693-1546.

CardioTennis events coming to Life Time Fitness Centennial
Several Cardio Tennis training courses and consumer events are slated for the weekend of May 15-17, at Lifetime Fitness in Centennial, CO.

Friday, May 15: Cardio Tennis Training Course, 9am-4pm.
Learn how to run Cardio Tennis and increase your income. With completion of the course you will receive access to all games and drills as well as music and promotional materials. You also receive a 1-year Authorized Provider membership.

Saturday, May 16: TRX Cardio Tennis Training Course, 9am-5pm.
This training is open to any tennis or fitness professional who has completed the CT Training Course. TRX CT is a fantastic class that keeps up to 16 players active on one court getting a complete workout (cardio, strength and flexibility) all in a super fun atmosphere. There is a discount for taking both the CT and TRX CT courses back-to-back. Register for either of these courses soon to receive a special early bird discount. USPTA Professionals receive 3.5 ECUs for the CT Training and 4 for the TRX CT course. PTR Professionals receive MAP's and Fitness Professionals receive CEU's for NASM for taking either the Cardio Tennis Training Course and/or the TRX training course.

Sunday, May 17: Consumer events that will help expose people to the excitement of Cardio Tennis as well as a Cardio Tennis Triples Tournament and a professional Cardio Tennis exhibition.

For further information about these Cardio Tennis training courses or consumer events please email Ted Murray.

USTA Colorado Community Tennis Series - Call for Volunteers
Call for volunteers for the 2015 USTA Colorado Community Summer Tennis Series. If you are a tennis professional, adult league tennis player or a high school tennis player in need of community service hours and interested in giving back to the game you love, please join us this tennis season.
Volunteers are needed to introduce tennis and league play to a whole new generation of players. Volunteer your time for an experience you will never forget. Tennis changes lives. Get involved.

For more information, contact: Anita Cooper at anita@coloradotennis.com.

JTT adds additional time slot for Denver Metro Local League
The Junior Recreation Committee has voted to add a time slot for 2015 Junior Team Tennis in the Denver Metro area. This addition is due to the growth in all age divisions, so now each age division will have a unique time slot on Monday mornings.
        10 and Under:   8:00am
        12 and Under:   10:00am
        14 and Under:   12:00pm
        18 and Under:   2:00pm

JTT Facility Information and Blackout Sheets
All facilities that are running Junior Team Tennis must fill out the Facility Information Form by May 1, 2015. Please download it here, fill it out and email it back to dan@coloradotennis.com.

Attention all Jr Team Tennis Coordinators, Captains, Coaches, and Parents
All coordinators, captains, coaches and parents of JTT teams must complete a mandatory (and free) background check through the USTA. If you completed a background check in 2014, you do not have to do it again in 2015.

USTA Flex League
Join one of the fastest growing leagues in the country - USTA Flex League! This exciting format allows players to set the match date, time and location when it is convenient for their schedules. Singles, doubles and mixed formats are available at all NTRP levels. USTA memberships are not required and matches do not count toward NTRP ratings. So if you are looking for a fun way to meet new tennis players, work on your game, or just have fun playing more tennis, USTA Flex Leagues are for you! Click here to find out more or to register.

Upcoming League Deadlines
There have been some changes with league dates for 2015, primarily moving CTA Twilight to later in the season. In addition, there have been some levels that have been moved to a different day of the week. Click here to view all of the deadlines and important dates for this season. Be sure to also view the ďDay of week schedule by NTRP levelĒ to see if your day of the week has been changed.

Find a Team/Find a Player
Are you looking for a team to play on or to find players for your existing team? The USTA Colorado league department keeps a list of players looking for teams and teams looking for players. Please visit our find a team page on COLORADOTENNIS.com and submit a player information form to adultleagues@coloradotennis.com or fax to 303/695-6302 if you would like to add your name to our list.

Finding the right tournament for your junior player
Parents looking to make plans for the summer tournament season are encouraged to review the complete listings of RED (8 and under), ORANGE (10 and under) and GREEN (12 and under) ball events. And before you sign your child up for their event, be sure you know the answer to the 8 Questions Every Tournament Parent Should Know.

This year, all Level 8/Futures (Entry-level) and Level 7/Challenger (Intermediate) Colorado tournaments will utilize the ACE Format. Itís a better tournament experience, and itís as easy as 1-2-3!

Tournament Rankings
The 2014 Final Junior and Adult Tournament Rankings have been posted.

Challenger Ineligible List
The 2015 Challenger Ineligible List is now posted. Any player who believes he/she should not have been included on the Challenger ineligible list may file an appeal with the USTA Colorado Seeding and Ranking Committee in writing or via email to Jason Colter by April 13, 2015.

Upcoming Colorado Sanctioned Tournaments
(Entries closing in the next 45 days)
Tournament Name Entries
Open/Close
Tournament
Start/End
Lewis Tennis Summer Super Set Challenger Series #1
Challenger: BG(14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Challenger: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,RR
02/23/2015 (Open)
04/21/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
04/25/2015 (Start)
04/25/2015 (End)
JCC Spring Junior Challenger
Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,COMP
12/31/2014 (Open)
04/22/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
04/27/2015 (Start)
05/04/2015 (End)
The 49th Annual Austin Scott Memorial (DESIGNATED 4.5,4.0,3.5,3.0)
MW(Op,50,60,70)sd,SE; X(Op)d,SE; NMW(2.5-5.0)sd,SE; NX(2.5-5.0)d,SE; LMW(A)sd,SE; LMW(B)sd,SE; LMW(C)sd,SE; LQ(A)s,SE; LQ(A)d,SE
02/27/2015 (Open)
04/24/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/02/2015 (Start)
05/09/2015 (End)
Boulder Country Club Junior Open Championship
B(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,FMLC; B(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,FRLC; G(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12-14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,FRLC
02/27/2015 (Open)
04/24/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
04/29/2015 (Start)
05/04/2015 (End)
Aurora May Day Futures Tournament
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14,18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,RR
02/01/2015 (Open)
04/26/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/02/2015 (Start)
05/03/2015 (End)
Pinery NTRP Championships (DESIGNATED 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.0)
NMW(2.5,3.5,4.5)sd; NX(4.0-5.0)d
03/01/2015 (Open)
04/26/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/01/2015 (Start)
05/06/2015 (End)
Glen Hines Memorial Tournament (DESIGNATED)
M(45-90)sd,SE; W(45-80)sd,SE; X(45-85)d,SE
02/26/2015 (Open)
04/27/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/04/2015 (Start)
05/10/2015 (End)
Colorado Athletic Club Monaco Jr. Challenger #1
BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s
03/30/2015 (Open)
04/28/2015 (Close)
at 05:00:00 PM
05/05/2015 (Start)
05/09/2015 (End)
Lewis Tennis School May Day Challenger
Challenger: BG(14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Challenger: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,RR
03/02/2015 (Open)
04/28/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/02/2015 (Start)
05/02/2015 (End)
Pinery NTRP Championships (DESIGNATED)
NMW(3.0,4.0,5.0)sd; NX(3.0-3.5)d
02/26/2015 (Open)
04/29/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/05/2015 (Start)
05/10/2015 (End)
South Suburban Junior Futures #1
BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,NEF
03/01/2015 (Open)
05/02/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/09/2015 (Start)
05/10/2015 (End)
Miramont Open Championship Boys 16
Open: B(16 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,COMP
03/15/2014 (Open)
05/02/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/09/2015 (Start)
05/10/2015 (End)
USTA Intermountain Intersectional Registration (BG)14s-(BG)16s
BG(14-16 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
02/16/2015 (Open)
05/05/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
07/04/2015 (Start)
07/08/2015 (End)
Lewis Tennis Adult Warmup
NMW(3.0-4.0)s,RR
02/27/2015 (Open)
05/05/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/09/2015 (Start)
05/09/2015 (End)
USTA Intermountain Zone Team Registration (BG) 12s-16s
BG(12-16 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
02/16/2015 (Open)
05/05/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
07/02/2015 (Start)
07/06/2015 (End)
Chester Harris Memorial City Park Tournament -
NM(3.0-5.0)sd,NEF; NW(3.0-5.5)s,NEF; NW(3.0-5.0)d,NEF; NX(3.0-5.0)d,NEF
03/13/2015 (Open)
05/06/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/13/2015 (Start)
05/17/2015 (End)
USTA Intermountain Level 3 Closed Summer Championships
Level 3: BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,FIC-R16; BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d,SE
03/06/2015 (Open)
05/06/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/06/2015 (Start)
06/09/2015 (End)
Parker Spring Open
M(Op)s,SE; NM(3.0-4.5)sd,SE; NW(2.5-4.5)sd,SE; NX(3.0-4.5)d,SE
03/02/2015 (Open)
05/07/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/14/2015 (Start)
05/17/2015 (End)
Evergreen Sports Center Senior Slam
MW(50-75)d,SE
03/07/2015 (Open)
05/07/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/14/2015 (Start)
05/17/2015 (End)
Meadow Creek Junior Challenger (DESIGNATED)
Challenger: B(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; G(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR
12/31/2014 (Open)
05/07/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/14/2015 (Start)
05/17/2015 (End)
Level 5 ITA District Cup Series -18's
BG(18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,COMP
03/23/2015 (Open)
05/09/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/23/2015 (Start)
05/26/2015 (End)
Level 5 ITA District Cup Series -14's
BG(14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,COMP
03/23/2015 (Open)
05/09/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/23/2015 (Start)
05/25/2015 (End)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Spring Jr. Open #1 sponsored by 5430 Kids' Tennis Foundation
BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,RR; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )sd,RR; BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )sd,RR
02/28/2015 (Open)
05/09/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/16/2015 (Start)
05/17/2015 (End)
Level 5 ITA District Cup Series -10's
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )sd,COMP
03/23/2015 (Open)
05/09/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/23/2015 (Start)
05/26/2015 (End)
Level 5 ITA District Cup Series - 16's
BG(16 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,COMP
03/23/2015 (Open)
05/09/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/23/2015 (Start)
05/26/2015 (End)
Aurora Spring Challenger Tournament
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14,18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,RR
02/01/2015 (Open)
05/10/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/16/2015 (Start)
05/17/2015 (End)
15th Annual Highlands Ranch Jr. Challenger Showdown
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,14 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR
03/19/2015 (Open)
05/10/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/18/2015 (Start)
05/24/2015 (End)
Spring Slam
BG(14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,SE
03/08/2015 (Open)
05/10/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/15/2015 (Start)
05/18/2015 (End)
Fox Hill Spring Challenger
Challenger: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
02/28/2015 (Open)
05/11/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/15/2015 (Start)
05/17/2015 (End)
Aurora Memorial Day Tournament
NMW(2.5-3.5)sd,FMLC; NX(2.5-3.5)d,FMLC
02/01/2015 (Open)
05/14/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/21/2015 (Start)
05/25/2015 (End)
Clyde Rogers Memorial Day Tournament
NM(4.0-5.0)sd,SE; NW(4.0-5.0)d,SE; NX(4.0-5.0)d,SE; NW(4.0-5.0)s,SE
12/31/2014 (Open)
05/16/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/19/2015 (Start)
05/25/2015 (End)
Level 5 ITA District Cup Series - 12's
Level 5: BG(12 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,COMP; BG(12 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d,SE
03/23/2015 (Open)
05/16/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/23/2015 (Start)
05/25/2015 (End)
Meadow Creek Adult 3.0-4.5 (DESIGNATED 4.5 and 3.0)
NMW(3.0-4.5)sd,SE; NX(3.0-4.5)d,SE
12/31/2014 (Open)
05/19/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/26/2015 (Start)
05/31/2015 (End)
Northern Colorado Open
MW(Op)sd,RR; X(Op)d,RR; NMW(3.0-4.0)sd,RR
03/18/2015 (Open)
05/19/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/29/2015 (Start)
05/31/2015 (End)
South Suburban Doubles Classic
NMW(2.5-5.0)d; NX(2.5-5.0)d
03/08/2015 (Open)
05/23/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/29/2015 (Start)
06/04/2015 (End)
Jon Cox Memorial Junior Open Championship (DESIGNATED)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,SE; XJ(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d,SE
03/22/2015 (Open)
05/24/2015 (Close)
at 12:30:00 PM
05/29/2015 (Start)
06/03/2015 (End)
Meadows Jr. Boys Compass Challenger - Boulder
Challenger: B(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,COMP; Challenger: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) ,10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,COMP
03/04/2015 (Open)
05/24/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/31/2015 (Start)
06/01/2015 (End)
Evergreen Junior Cup Championship
BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,SE; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s
03/29/2015 (Open)
05/25/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/29/2015 (Start)
05/31/2015 (End)
Lewis Tennis Futures Summer Kick-Off
BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,NEF; BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) ,10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,NEF
03/30/2015 (Open)
05/26/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/30/2015 (Start)
05/30/2015 (End)
36th Annual Pueblo Chieftain Paper Cup (DESIGNATED Family Doubles, 4.0, 3.5,3.0)
M(Op)s,FRLC; W(Op)sd,FMLC; M(Op)d,FMLC; X(Op)d,FMLC; NMW(3.0-5.0)sd,FMLC; NX(3.0-5.0)d,FMLC; FS(0)d,FMLC; FD(0)d,FMLC; MS(0)d,FMLC; MD(0)d,FMLC
03/06/2015 (Open)
05/27/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/03/2015 (Start)
06/07/2015 (End)
The Ranch Counry Club Tennis Shootout (DESIGNATED 5.0 &3.5)
Open: NMW(2.5-5.0)sd,SE; NX(2.5-5.0)d,SE
03/31/2015 (Open)
05/27/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
05/31/2015 (Start)
06/07/2015 (End)
The Broomfield Swim and Tennis Jr. Futures 2015
Unranked: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR
03/01/2015 (Open)
05/29/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/01/2015 (Start)
06/01/2015 (End)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Summer Jr. Future #2
BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
02/28/2015 (Open)
05/30/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/06/2015 (Start)
06/06/2015 (End)
Gates Ladder - Spring Classic
NM(3.0-5.0)s,SE; NW(2.5-4.5)s,SE
01/01/2015 (Open)
05/31/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/04/2015 (Start)
06/07/2015 (End)
Meadow Creek One Day Junior Challenger
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR
12/31/2014 (Open)
05/31/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/07/2015 (Start)
06/07/2015 (End)
Longmont Open
Ranked: NM(3.0-4.5)sd,FMLC; NW(2.5-4.5)sd,FMLC; NX(3.0-4.5)d,FMLC; NMW(2.5-4.5)d,FMLC; NX(2.5-4.5)d,FMLC
04/08/2015 (Open)
06/01/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 AM
06/06/2015 (Start)
06/13/2015 (End)
JCC One Day Challenger Compass Tournament
Challenger: B(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,COMP
12/31/2013 (Open)
06/01/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/06/2015 (Start)
06/06/2015 (End)
Meadows Jr Girls Compass Challenger - Boulder
Challenger: G(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,COMP; Challenger: G(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) ,10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,COMP
03/04/2015 (Open)
06/01/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/07/2015 (Start)
06/08/2015 (End)
The Broomfield Swim and Tennis Junior Challenger 2015
Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR
03/08/2015 (Open)
06/01/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/08/2015 (Start)
06/08/2015 (End)
Lewis Tennis Summer Super Set Challenger Series #2
Satellite: BG(14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Satellite: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Satellite: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,RR
04/06/2015 (Open)
06/02/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/06/2015 (Start)
06/06/2015 (End)
Longmont Athletic Club Jr. Championship #1
BG(16-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
03/11/2015 (Open)
06/04/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
06/11/2015 (Start)
06/13/2015 (End)
 
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