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September 1, 2014
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BUZZ:
  USTA Colorado presents ¡Vive El Tenis! Exhibit & Portrait Series
  KIND signs on as official snack of USTA Colorado
  Annual Awards deadline September 15
  2015 Big Book reservations now being accepted
  USTA Colorado wants to know about your PLAY DAYS

EVENTS:
  15th Annual Punk Relic raises money for CYTF

UPCOMING PLAY DAYS:
  TGA Fall Play Day
  Highlands Ranch Community Association Masters Tennis Festival
  Aurora September Play Day

MASTERS TENNIS SERIES:
  Highlands Ranch Community Association Masters Tennis Festival

COMMUNITY:
  10 and Under Tennis Workshop
  USTA CO and CYTF early program grant consideration for 2015
  Funding available for public court improvements
  USTA Colorado funding available to supplement blended line grants
  Racquets for All High School Challenge

ADULT LEAGUES:
  District Championship apparel on sale
  USTA Colorado crowns District, Sectional Champions

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS:
  Colorado Junior Team Tennis wraps up season

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT:
  Team Colorado viewing day set
  Star Search program set to begin 2014-15 season

PLAY:
  Upcoming Tournaments


USTA Colorado presents ¡Vive El Tenis! Exhibit & Portrait Series
The third chapter of USTA Colorado’s Breaking the Barriers Portrait Series will make its Denver debut this month at the Wellington Webb Municipal building, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free and open to the public.

KIND signs on as official snack of USTA Colorado
Made from all-natural whole nuts, fruits and whole grains, and absolutely nothing artificial, KIND snacks are a perfect choice for the health-minded tennis player. For those with dietary sensitivity, all 22 varieties of KIND bars and six Healthy Grain snackable clusters are also gluten free and non-GMO.
As part of the new partnership, USTA Colorado and KIND are teaming up to promote a shared message about healthy snacking, good sportsmanship and playing KIND while on the tennis court.
Look for more information to follow about the partnership here, as well as at upcoming league championship events.

Annual Awards deadline September 15
Each year, USTA Colorado recognizes players, administrators, facilities and volunteers who have distinguished themselves over the course of the year. The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, September 15. Past winners can be found here.

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.

USTA Colorado wants to know about your PLAY DAYS
If you are hosting any type of play day we would love to know about it. If you aren't hosting any and would like more information about what a Play Day is, then please contact Dan Lewis. Many facilities that we have reached out to have told us that they have a "match day" every week as part of their JTT practice schedule. Guess what! Those are considered Play Days! We can provide you with materials and marketing exposure to help you grow your numbers. Or if it is a "private" Play Day, that is okay too but we'd still like to know about them.

15th Annual Punk Relic raises money for CYTF
The 15th Annual Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation Punk Relic Charity Tournament was held on August 17. The event paired juniors (punks) and relics (adults) in an all-day fun round robin tournament, and raised much needed dollars for the CYTF and its memorial funds. Check out the event photos on the CYTF Facebook page.

Upcoming Play Days
TGA Fall Play Day
Date: September 6, 2014
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: Powell Middle School
Ages: 5-14
Cost: Free
Registration: http://playtga.com/arapahoe/
Contact: Mike Campbell (720)427-7454

Highlands Ranch Community Association Masters Tennis Festival
Date: September 13, 2014
Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Northridge Recreation Center
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Registration: No registration required
Contact: Mike Shellman 303-471-8950, MShellman@hrcaonline.org

Aurora September Play Day
Date: September 20
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: Utah Park
Age: 6-12 years old
Cost: $5
Registration/Contact: Aaron Holland, 303-326-8700

Masters Tennis Series
Highlands Ranch Community Association Masters Tennis Festival
Date: September 13, 2014
Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Northridge Recreation Center
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Registration: No registration required
Contact: Mike Shellman 303-471-8950, MShellman@hrcaonline.org

10 and Under Tennis Workshop
The Coach Youth Tennis program will help anyone working with kids ensure that they have a great time and want to keep playing. Don’t miss the on-court piece of the program taking place at the East Boulder Community Center on Friday, September 26 from 9am-12:30pm. Just $15 with online pre-registration. Click here to learn more.

USTA CO and CYTF early program grant consideration for 2015
Organizations offering tennis programs that have a clear need for funding prior to the standard April 1 annual program grant deadline have the option to submit an early grant application for 2015 program funding consideration. Explicit reasons for early funding must be outlined and included in the grant application. Deadline is October 1. Contact Lisa Schaefer (CYTF) or Kristy Harris (USTA CO) with questions.

Funding available for public court improvements
Adopt-a-Court grant dollars are still available through USTA Colorado to match funds needed for repairing and/or upgrading existing public tennis courts, court equipment or amenities. Application deadline is October 1.

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!

USTA Colorado crowns District, Sectional Champions
Congratulations to three Colorado squads who won their respective divisions at the 2014 USTA Adult 18 & Over Section Championships held in Salt Lake City, UT, Aug. 22-24, 2014, and will now advance to the National Championships in Arizona and California in September and October (depending on division).

5.0 WOMEN, GREENWOOD ATHLETIC AND TENNIS CLUB: Team Captain: Rhona Howett Kaczmarczyk; Suzette Riddle, Jill Vanderkooi, Erin Hirstine, Tammy Arado, Simona Bruetting, Madison Porter, Molly Carter, Daria Matthews, Ginger Phillips.

4.5 MEN, GATES TENNIS CENTER: Team Captain: Andy Rinehart; Benoit Guin, Brad Schuster, Kyle Schuster, Daniel Lewis, Matt Collins, John Waring, Dennis Crow, Nicholas Julia, Richard Best, Christopher Fox, Chad Yates, Marlin Godown, Steve Mazzini, Eliot Guin, Peter Rouch, Adam Burbary.

5.0 MEN, COLORADO ATHLETIC CLUB MONACO: Team Captain: Alex Davydov; Kuba Ilowski, Jason Tudor, Robert Rydel, Steven Graves, Jonathan Kaufman, Robert Kuseski, Martin Krbec, Filip Pavlovic, Milos Koprivica, Grigor Arzumanyan, Kurt Kennedy, Trent Broach, Christoper Colwell.

For National Championship dates and locations, visit usta.com/leaguechampionships.

18 & Over Districts Photo Gallery

55 & Over Photo Gallery

CTA Women’s Daytime Doubles Photo Gallery

Colorado Junior Team Tennis wraps up season
The 2014 Colorado JTT season has ended on a high note, with nearly two dozen state champions and record attendance. Visit the photo gallery.

Team Colorado viewing day set
The 2014-15 Team Colorado Viewing Day has been schedule for Sunday, October 19. Site TBA.
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.

Star Search program set to begin 2014-15 season
The Star Search Viewing Day for the upcoming season has bet set for Saturday, September 6 at Denver City Park from 2-4pm.

NEW THIS YEAR
Star Search is now open to players from ages 8-14 year olds. Please visit USTA Colorado’s Star Search page for details on the program and application. All players who meet requirements must fill out the application and return it to USTA Colorado by Wednesday, September 3.

Upcoming Colorado Sanctioned Tournaments
(Entries closing in the next 45 days)
Tournament Name Entries
Open/Close
Tournament
Start/End
September Spectacular
NMW(3.5-4.0)sd,FMLC
03/01/2014 (Open)
09/20/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/24/2014 (Start)
09/28/2014 (End)
Lewis Tennis Pumpkin Championship
Open: BG(18-12)s,FMLC; Open: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,FMLC
07/27/2014 (Open)
09/21/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/26/2014 (Start)
09/28/2014 (End)
Aurora Fall Doubles Classic
NMW(2.5-5.0)d,FMLC; Combo MX(5.5,6.5,7.5,8.5,9.5,10.5)d,FMLC
07/17/2014 (Open)
09/21/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/24/2014 (Start)
09/28/2014 (End)
Parker Fall Open
Regular: MW(Op)s,SE; NM(3.0-4.5)s,SE; NW(2.5-4.5)sd,SE; NM(2.5-4.5)d,SE; NX(2.5-4.5)d,SE
07/01/2014 (Open)
09/23/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/25/2014 (Start)
09/28/2014 (End)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Fall Jr. Open #3
Open: BG(12-18)s,RR; Quick Start: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Quick Start: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
07/01/2014 (Open)
09/26/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/03/2014 (Start)
10/05/2014 (End)
CANCELLED - Pikes Peak Fall Classic
Open: NM(Op,2.5-5.0)s,SE; NW(Op,2.5-4.5)sd,SE; NM(Op,3.0-5.0)d,SE; NX(Op,2.5-4.5)d,SE
03/31/2014 (Open)
09/26/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/03/2014 (Start)
10/05/2014 (End)
Lewis Tennis Autumn Challenger
Satellite: BG(18-12)s,RR; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
08/03/2014 (Open)
09/28/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/04/2014 (Start)
10/04/2014 (End)
Major Mortgage Autumn Classic
MW(Op)sd; X(Op)d; NMW(3.0-4.5)sd; NX(3.0-4.5)d
08/01/2014 (Open)
09/29/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/03/2014 (Start)
10/05/2014 (End)
South Suburban Fall Classic (DESIGNATED 3.5)
NMW(3.5-5.0)sd; NX(3.5-5.0)d
08/03/2014 (Open)
10/04/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/10/2014 (Start)
10/16/2014 (End)
Gates NTRP Outdoor Championships in honor of Rob Fortino
NMW(3.0-5.0)s,SE; NM(3.5-4.5)d,SE; NW(3.0-4.0)d,SE
01/31/2014 (Open)
10/06/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/11/2014 (Start)
10/19/2014 (End)
Lewis Tennis October Fest Championship
Open: BG(18-12)s,RR; Open: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR
08/10/2014 (Open)
10/07/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/11/2014 (Start)
10/12/2014 (End)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Fall Jr. Challenger #4 sponsored by 5430 Kids' Tennis Foundation
Challenger: BG(12-18)s,RR; Quick Start: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Quick Start: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
08/01/2014 (Open)
10/11/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/18/2014 (Start)
10/18/2014 (End)
Rolling Hills Jr. Pumpkin Open Championship
Open: BG(12-14)s,SE
09/01/2014 (Open)
10/12/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/16/2014 (Start)
10/20/2014 (End)
TOURNAMENT CANCELLED - Fall Jr. Bookcliff Country Club Classic Championship
BG(18-12)sd,SE; XJ(18-12)d,SE; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )sd,RR; XJ(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )d,RR
09/10/2014 (Open)
10/13/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/17/2014 (Start)
10/19/2014 (End)
Gates Ladder - Fall Classic
NM(3.0-5.0)s,SE; NW(2.5-4.5)s,SE
01/31/2014 (Open)
10/17/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/24/2014 (Start)
10/27/2014 (End)
Flying Horse Clay Stable Challenger
BG(18-10)s
08/17/2014 (Open)
10/17/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/24/2014 (Start)
10/26/2014 (End)
Denver Winter Clay Court Championships
NM(3.0-5.0)s; NW(3.0-4.5)s
08/24/2014 (Open)
10/19/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/24/2014 (Start)
10/27/2014 (End)
Evergreen Sports Center Turkey Shoot
NMW(3.0-4.5)d,SE
08/23/2014 (Open)
10/24/2014 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/29/2014 (Start)
11/02/2014 (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)
 
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