BLAST! Home Page
October 1, 2014
BLAST

BUZZ:
  2015 Big Book reservations now being accepted
  Boys High School State Championships slated for October 9-11

EVENTS:
  Venus Williams named keynote speaker for Breakfast of Champions
  Pro Am to benefit the CYTF set for November 15
  Recapping the 2014 Breaking the Barriers 2.0 exhibit in pictures

UPCOMING PLAY DAYS:
  Ken-Caryl Masters Tennis Demonstration and Family Play Day
  Meadow Creek Tennis Club Play Day

MASTERS TENNIS SERIES:
  Ken-Caryl Masters Tennis Demonstration and Family Play Day

COMMUNITY:
  USTA Colorado funding available to supplement blended line grants
  Racquets for All High School Challenge

ADULT LEAGUES:
  District Championship apparel on sale

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT:
  Team Colorado viewing day set

PLAY:
  Tournament Director Workshops set
  Upcoming Tournaments


2015 Big Book reservations now being accepted
The 2015 Big Book of Colorado Tennis is just a few short months away, and USTA Colorado is accepting reservations for advertising. The deadline to advertise in next year’s Big Book is December 1, 2014. It will be distributed in January.

Boys High School State Championships slated for October 9-11
The 2014 Boys 4A/5A Colorado State High School Championships will take place at Pueblo City Park (4A) and Gates Tennis Center (5A), Thursday, October 9 through Saturday, October 11. Parking is always a challenge at this time, so spectators and visitors to Gates Tennis Center and/or USTA Colorado should prepare to park at the Cherry Creek Mall and walk across the street.

Venus Williams named keynote speaker for Breakfast of Champions
Tennis great Venus Williams will keynote the Peak Vista Community Health Center’s Breakfast of Champions on November 4. A four time olympic gold medalist and holder of seven grand slam singles titles, Williams announced her battle with Sjogren’s Syndrome in 2012. She continues to be a dominant force on the WTA Tour. For event tickets.

Pro Am to benefit the CYTF set for November 15
Calling all pros and players! The ever-popular third annual Pro Am to benefit the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation is set for November 15th at Colorado Athletic Club Monaco from 5:30-10pm. Players can bid on the pros starting in early November. Teams will compete in a flighted round robin culminating in a final match. Thanks to Wendy Donovan for donating the courts and Dan Washburne from Mile Hi Catering for providing the snacks. Pros who are interested in playing should contact Eileen Pero. Players, keep an eye out for the next Blast! to learn how to bid!

Recapping the 2014 Breaking the Barriers 2.0 exhibit in pictures
2014 was an incredible year for the Breaking the Barriers Series, as the second and third chapters focusing on the Asian and Latino communities completed their respective runs at Denver International Airport and the Webb Municipal Building. Relive some of the highlights from the Asian Connection and ¡Vive el Tenis! receptions, and see the portraits, photographed by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez.

Upcoming Play Days
Ken-Caryl Masters Tennis Demonstration and Family Play Day
Date: October 17, 2014
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Ken-Caryl Community Center
1 Club Drive Littleton, CO 80127
Age: 7 and Older
Cost: FREE
Registration: Judy Anderson (303)979-2233, judya@kcranch.org #29631
Contact: Judy Anderson (303)979-2233

Meadow Creek Tennis Club Play Day
Date: October 24, 2014
Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Meadow Creek Tennis Club
6305 W. 6th Ave. Lakewood, CO 80214
Age: 6-12years
Cost: FREE
Registration: (303)232-6272 Contact: Adam Kahn

Masters Tennis Series
Ken-Caryl Masters Tennis Demonstration and Family Play Day
Date: October 17, 2014
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Ken-Caryl Community Center
1 Club Drive Littleton, CO 80127
Age: 7 and Older
Cost: FREE
Registration: Judy Anderson (303)979-2233, judya@kcranch.org #29631
Contact: Judy Anderson (303)979-2233

USTA Colorado funding available to supplement blended line grants
An additional 25% funding reimbursement may be available through USTA Colorado to offset the cost of painting 36’ and 60’ tennis lines on existing, public tennis courts in good condition. Complete the funding request and submit directly to USTA Colorado to be considered for this assistance.

Racquets for All High School Challenge
Since 2010, Colorado high school teams have collected hundreds of gently used racquets and have given people across the state access to the lifetime sport of tennis. The CYTF challenges all boys’ high school teams to be part of the effort to collect racquets throughout the season and earn the opportunity to win a case of balls or up to $200 for your team. Get all of the details here.

District Championship apparel on sale
Click Here to order your USTA Colorado District Championship apparel today!

Team Colorado viewing day set
Team Colorado viewing day set
The 2014-15 Team Colorado Viewing Day has been scheduled for Sunday, October 19 at Gates Tennis Center.
10am-11am 10 and under viewing
11am-12:30pm Boys 12 and under viewing
12:30pm-2pm Girls 12 and under viewing
 

Information and application is available here.

Tournament Director Workshops set
USTA Colorado is conducting two Tournament Director workshops for those interested in hosting a USTA sanctioned tournament in 2015. Attendance at one of the workshops being offered is a prerequisite to host a sanctioned event in 2015.
Thursday, October 16 (weekday/day option: 11 am–1:30 pm)
RSVP deadline October 14
Monday, October 20 (weekday/evening option: 6:30 pm- 9 pm)
RSVP deadline October 18

RSVP to Jason by deadlines above at jason@coloradotennis.com


Upcoming Colorado Sanctioned Tournaments
(Entries closing in the next 45 days)
Tournament Name Entries
Open/Close
Tournament
Start/End
Rolling Hills Jr. Pumpkin Open Championship
Open: BG(18-16)s,SE
09/14/2014 (Open)
10/26/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/30/2014 (Start)
11/03/2014 (End)
Flying Horse Winter Championships #1
NMW(3.0-4.5)sd,SE; NX(3.0-4.5)d,SE
09/07/2014 (Open)
10/31/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/07/2014 (Start)
11/09/2014 (End)
Flying Horse Winter Championships #1
NMW(3.0-4.5)sd; NX(3.0-4.5)d
08/17/2014 (Open)
10/31/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/07/2014 (Start)
11/09/2014 (End)
Major Mortgage Autumn Junior Classic Championship
BG(10-18)sd,FMLC
09/15/2014 (Open)
11/03/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/07/2014 (Start)
11/09/2014 (End)
Vail's Fall Mixed Tourney
NX(3.5-4.0)d,FMLC
09/14/2014 (Open)
11/04/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/14/2014 (Start)
11/16/2014 (End)
Flying Horse Clay Downs Championships
BG(18-10)s
08/25/2014 (Open)
11/14/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/21/2014 (Start)
11/23/2014 (End)
Turkey Shoot Tournament
NM(4.0)sd,FMLC; NW(3.5)s,FMLC; NW(3.5-4.0)d,FMLC; NX(3.5-4.0)d,FMLC; NM(4.5)s,FMLC
03/01/2014 (Open)
11/15/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/19/2014 (Start)
11/23/2014 (End)
Turkey Shoot Thanksgiving Junior Championship
Open: BG(18-10)s,SE
09/13/2014 (Open)
11/20/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/27/2014 (Start)
11/30/2014 (End)
Greenwood Doubles Challenge
NM(3.0-5.0)d; NW(3.0-4.5)d; NX(3.0-4.5)d
09/21/2014 (Open)
12/03/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
12/10/2014 (Start)
12/15/2014 (End)
 
  © 2014 Colorado Tennis Association. All rights reserved.