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November 1, 2015
Next issue of Colorado Tennis set to mail next week
The Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Colorado Tennis newspaper will be mailed to all USTA Colorado member households next week. Past issues are available through the USTA Colorado newsstand.

Announcing the 2015 Annual Award recipients
USTA Colorado has announced its Annual Award winners for 2015. The winners will be recognized at the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame Gala, set for January 222, 2016.

Subaru Shares Love of Sport
Special thanks to Subaru of America for their continued support of tennis in Colorado. Through their partnership as official vehicle of USTA Colorado, Subaru dollars continue to make an impact in meaningful ways as described here.

Support the CYTF on Colorado Gives Day
It’s time to support the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation on Colorado Gives Day! For the sixth year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The $1 Million Incentive Fund created by the partners is one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Donate here.

Coaches, administrators and general tennis help now available
Looking to work in the tennis industry? Check out USTA Colorado’s bulletin board.

Free Lines Promotion for Schools
For a limited time, USTA is making it easier to offer and run tennis programs at schools by offering 100% funding to add 36’ and 60’ lines to school tennis courts, playgrounds, blacktop areas or gymnasiums. Click here to complete the quick, online form by November 6. Proof of project completion must be submitted by December 31, 2015.

Pro Am benefits CYTF
The fourth annual Pro Am to benefit the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation will be held at the Colorado Athletic Club of Monaco on November 14th from 5:30 to 10:00 pm. You can bid on the pro of their choice here and play with them all evening. Pros scheduled to appear: Jerad Harbaugh (1st/3rd year winner), Shannon Cross, Andy Zurcher; from Monaco: Jason Tudor, Steve Graves, Milos Koprivica, Trent Broach, Kuba Ilowski (2nd year winner); from Arapahoe Tennis Club: Cary Hodges; from Columbine Country Club: Andy Zodin; from Inverness: Chris Croxton, George Tavarez; from Metro State: Daniel Hangstefer; from Denver Country Club: Art Turnbill; from Glenmoor Country Club: Alex Davydov. Special thanks to Wendy Donovan for donating the courts, Ben Atlee (from J Alexander's) for the prizes, and Dan Washburne (Mile High Catering) for the refreshments. Bid high, and bid often, it's a great cause! Contact event organizer, Eileen Pero for more information at

Early Development Camps
USTA Colorado’s Early Development Camp #2 took place at The Ranch Country Club on Saturday, September 10.

USTA Early Development Camps (EDCs) are half-day, local training opportunities for 7, 8, and 9 year olds with 10 & Under coaches trained specifically on Orange Court (60’) tennis. These camps are offered to inspire, motivate and to assist players in reaching their highest potential.

USTA Colorado is excited to be a part of this new offering within the Player Development structure as it is designed to reach young aspiring players and to expand our reach with a coaches and parent education component that we feel will further enhance the developmental experience for junior players.

Our last two camps are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
Saturday, October 10, 12–4pm at Greenwood Athletic Club
Saturday, November 21, 1-5pm at Life Time Athletic-Centennial

Anyone interested in learning more about Colorado’s EDC’s may contact Cindy MacMaster at 970-980-3326.

Breaking the Barriers exhibits return to Denver
USTA Colorado partners with the Denver Public Library to display the full Breaking the Barriers Portrait Series in the exquisite Gates Reading Room, which houses the Western History and Genealogy research collections. Thirty-eights portraits are on exhibit through December 25.
Building awareness through education, inspiring action through art, these unique portraits celebrate the accomplishments of diverse tennis pioneers, contributors and rising stars in Colorado were produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez. A Photographer’s Workshop with Barry Gutierrez will take place on Tues, Nov 17, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Gutierrez will discuss the multi-year Breaking the Barriers portrait project commissioned by the U.S. Tennis Association Colorado to celebrate diversity in the game of tennis. The portraits required both creativity, social understanding and cohesive vision. The discussion will surround the topics of lighting, location, logistics and vision for each of the three series.
For more information about celebrating diversity in tennis go to

USTA Tennis Development Workshop
Registration is open for the 2015 USTA Tennis Development Workshop taking place November 5-7 in San Diego. This annual workshop is the largest gathering of community tennis leaders from across the country and offers incredible networking opportunities. Educational programming tracks will focus on a variety of areas including youth, adult and league play, marketing and PR, diversity & inclusion, fundraising and organizational development. Additionally, James Blake, Chairman of the USTA Foundation, will be the Awards Dinner emcee and closing speaker. Visit the TDW website for an agenda and all of the details.

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. It’s a better tournament experience, and it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Upcoming Colorado Sanctioned Tournaments
(Entries closing in the next 45 days)
Tournament Name Entries
HAT Sweet Sixteen Girl's 12's Challenger (Level 7)
G(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,FMLC
09/16/2015 (Open)
11/27/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
12/04/2015 (Start)
12/06/2015 (End)
Greenwood Doubles Challenge
NM(3.0-5.0)d,SE; NW(3.0-4.5)d,SE; NX(3.0-4.5)d,SE
09/20/2015 (Open)
12/02/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
12/09/2015 (Start)
12/14/2015 (End)
Flying Horse Clay Links Challenger (Level 7)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
09/01/2015 (Open)
12/04/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
12/11/2015 (Start)
12/13/2015 (End)
Pinery Country Club Holiday Jr. Challenger (Level 7)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
10/12/2015 (Open)
12/11/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
12/18/2015 (Start)
12/26/2015 (End)
Junior Holiday Open Championship (Level 6)
BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
10/15/2015 (Open)
12/15/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
12/25/2015 (Start)
12/30/2015 (End)
Jr. Holiday Open
Open: BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,SE
11/01/2015 (Open)
12/18/2015 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
12/26/2015 (Start)
12/31/2015 (End)
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