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CYTF Punk Relic Charity Doubles Tournament
Registration is open for the 17th Annual CYTF Punk Relic Charity Doubles Tournament, to be held at Gates Tennis Center on August 21. The event pairs juniors (punks) and relics (adults) in an all-day fun round robin tournament, and raises much needed dollars for the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation. Red ball, orange ball, green ball and yellow ball divisions offered. Space is limited. Register by August 5.

MassMutual Colorado Hosting Financial Wellness Workshops
Throughout the year members will be invited to attend numerous Financial Education Workshops presented by our MassMutual Partners. Topics include Financial Wellness for Women, Planned Giving, College Planning, Long Term Care and Retirement Planning as well as planning for Business owners. To be included in the Workshop invite list please email your contact information to USTA@Financialguide.com.

2016 Community Events Calendar
Along with the kickoff of the 2016 league season, USTA Colorado summer community tennis events have been finalized. We will be in the community introducing tennis at various outreach events to generate interest in tennis to new audiences. Come check us out or better yet, get involved and participate as a volunteer. You’ll have a blast!

10th Anniversary USTA Colorado Diversity TennisFest con Telemundo
FREE
10am-12noon, Sat., Jun 4
The Regency Athletic Complex at Metro State Univ. (MSU) Denver, 1600 West Colfax Ave.
For more information, contact Paula McClain at paula@coloradotennis.com

*Colorado Springs Downtown Rio Summer Olympics Celebration
FREE

4pm-9pm, Fri., Aug 5
Downtown Colorado Springs, Tejon St and Pikes Peak
For more information, contact Paula McClain at paula@coloradotennis.com

*USTA Colorado Sport Court featured

Early Development Camps - August/September 2016
Early Development Camps – both Orange and Green ball have recently been added to the USTA Player Development and Team USA junior player development pathway.

Early Development Camps (EDCs) are:
Half-day, local training opportunities for 8 to 12 year olds with coaches trained and curriculum designed specifically for Orange (60’) and Green (78’) court tennis.
This curriculum includes a coach education component, parent education sessions, player evaluations, athletic skills development, and on court drills and point play.
EDCs are offered to inspire and motivate young players and will strive to build solid fundamentals with both the technical and athletic skills required for a player’s complete development.
These camps have been created with the intent of working closely with each player’s developmental coach as well as the parents, establishing a solid working relationship.

Player selection is limited and we need your assistance in identifying 8 to 12 year olds that show enthusiasm, athleticism and a desire to further develop their tennis games using the ROGY progression.

Additional EDC details and player nomination forms can be found on our website. Deadline for player nominations is May 15!

USTA Coach Youth Tennis On-Court Workshop
The tennis courts at the East Boulder Community Center will be the location of a fall USTA Coach Youth Tennis on-court workshop on September 30, 9 am-12:30pm. Don’t miss this learning opportunity that offers valuable education and resources to effectively engage and teach kids the sport. Perfect for teaching pros, parks & rec instructors, school coaches, after-school providers, PE teachers, parents/grandparents, league players and high school players that want to learn more about teaching tennis and/or want to learn some new games and drills. Register for just $15 at CoachYouthTennis.com.

Community Photo Contest
Let’s show the country how we play in Colorado!! Just upload to Instagram a photo of how you play tennis in your community. It’s that simple. Plus you win the chance to win an equipment package valued at $200 being given out to weekly winners through August 17!
Click here for the details!

Looking for a tennis job?
USTA Colorado has several job postings from area facilities that will help you fulfill your dreams of working in the tennis industry! Find your tennis career here.

Call for Volunteers - 2016 Community Tennis Events
Call for volunteers for the 2016 USTA Colorado Summer Community Tennis Series. See schedule below. 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.

Tennis Facility Coordinator, Director of Tennis, Manager, Head Tennis Pro, Coach…
USTA Colorado is asking for your recommendation of players who would benefit from a new offering within the Player Development structure.

Early Development Camps – both Orange and Green ball have recently been added the to the USTA Player Development and Team USA junior player development pathway.

Player selection is limited and we need your assistance in identifying 8 to 12 year olds that show enthusiasm, athleticism and a desire to further develop their tennis games using the ROGY progression.

EDC details and player nomination forms can be found on our website. Deadline for player nominations is May 15!

Contact Cindy MacMaster with questions.

New and Improved Find a Team/Find a Player Program
USTA Colorado recently unveiled a new and improved program to help players who are looking for a team, as well as teams that are looking for players. Click here to get started.

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
Open/Close
Tournament
Start/End
Indian Summer Championship (Level 6)
Open: BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Open: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Open: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
07/02/2016 (Open)
08/30/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/03/2016 (Start)
09/03/2016 (End)
The Inaugural Mount Vernon Country Club Open
MW(Op)sd,NEF; X(Op)d,NEF; NMW(2.5-4.5)sd,NEF; NX(2.5-4.5)d,NEF
06/08/2016 (Open)
09/01/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/08/2016 (Start)
09/11/2016 (End)
Flying Horse Stakes Championship (Level 6)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
07/09/2016 (Open)
09/02/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/09/2016 (Start)
09/11/2016 (End)
Denver Clay Court Doubles Championships
NM(3.5-4.5)d,SE; NW(3.0-4.5)d,SE; NX(3.5-4.5)d,SE
07/04/2016 (Open)
09/02/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/09/2016 (Start)
09/12/2016 (End)
South Suburban Championships (DESIGNATED 2.5)
NMW(2.5-5.0)sd; NX(2.5-5.0)d
07/16/2016 (Open)
09/03/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/09/2016 (Start)
09/15/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center One-Day Challenger Series (Level 7)
Level 7: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,COMP
01/31/2016 (Open)
09/05/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/10/2016 (Start)
09/10/2016 (End)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Fall Challenger #3 (Level 7)
Challenger: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,RR; Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )sd,RR; Challenger: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )sd,RR
03/29/2016 (Open)
09/05/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/10/2016 (Start)
09/11/2016 (End)
Southern Colorado Challenger (Level 7)
Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR
07/16/2016 (Open)
09/09/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/16/2016 (Start)
09/18/2016 (End)
Colorado State Open (DESIGNATED)
MW(Op,35-80)sd,SE; X(Op,35-80)d,SE; NMW(3.0-5.0)sd,SE; NX(3.0-5.0)d,SE; FS(0)d,SE; FD(0)d,SE; MS(0)d,SE; MD(0)d,SE
12/31/2015 (Open)
09/09/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/16/2016 (Start)
09/25/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center One-Day Challenger Series (Level 7)
Level 7: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,COMP
01/31/2016 (Open)
09/12/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/17/2016 (Start)
09/17/2016 (End)
Williams Tennis Fall Championship
NMW(Op,3.0-4.5)sd
05/29/2016 (Open)
09/16/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/23/2016 (Start)
09/25/2016 (End)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Summer Jr. Future #2 (Level 8)
Entry Level: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,NEF; Entry Level: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,NEF; Entry Level: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,NEF
02/27/2016 (Open)
09/18/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/24/2016 (Start)
09/25/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center One-Day Challenger Series (Level 7)
Level 7: BG(14 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,COMP
01/31/2016 (Open)
09/19/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/24/2016 (Start)
09/24/2016 (End)
Major Mortgage Autumn Classic
MW(Op)sd; X(Op)d; NMW(3.0-4.5)sd; NX(3.0-4.5)d
07/29/2016 (Open)
09/19/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/23/2016 (Start)
09/25/2016 (End)
Lewis Tennis Pumpkin Championship (Level 6)
Open: BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Open: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Open: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR; E(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
07/24/2016 (Open)
09/20/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/24/2016 (Start)
09/24/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center One-Day Futures Series (Level 8)
Level 8: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-16 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR
01/31/2016 (Open)
09/26/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/02/2016 (Start)
10/02/2016 (End)
Lewis Tennis Autumn Challenger (Level 7)
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; Challenger: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
07/31/2016 (Open)
09/27/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/01/2016 (Start)
10/01/2016 (End)
South Suburban Fall Classic (DESIGNATED 3.5)
NMW(3.5-5.0)sd; NX(3.5-5.0)d
07/31/2016 (Open)
10/01/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/07/2016 (Start)
10/13/2016 (End)
RMTC Adult Fall Open
MW(Op)sd; MW(35,45,55,65)sd
07/08/2016 (Open)
10/01/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/08/2016 (Start)
10/09/2016 (End)
Chester Harris Memorial Senior Open
MW(40-85)s,SE; M(40-85)d,SE; W(40-80)d,SE; X(40-85)d,SE; FS(0)d,SE; FD(0)d,SE; MS(0)d,SE; MD(0)d,SE
07/06/2016 (Open)
10/01/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/05/2016 (Start)
10/09/2016 (End)
Parker Fall Open
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
08/01/2016 (Open)
10/03/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/06/2016 (Start)
10/09/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center One-Day Challenger Series (Level 7)
Level 7: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,COMP
01/31/2016 (Open)
10/03/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/08/2016 (Start)
10/08/2016 (End)
Lewis Tennis October Fest Championship (Level 6)
Open: BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Open: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Open: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR; E(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
08/07/2016 (Open)
10/04/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/08/2016 (Start)
10/08/2016 (End)
Gates NTRP Singles Championships in honor of Rob Fortino
NM(3.5-5.0)s,SE; NW(3.0-4.5)s,SE; NW(3.5)d,SE
12/31/2015 (Open)
10/08/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/13/2016 (Start)
10/16/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center One-Day Challenger Series (Level 7)
Level 7: BG(12 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,COMP
01/31/2016 (Open)
10/10/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/15/2016 (Start)
10/15/2016 (End)
Gates NTRP Doubles Championships in honor of Jim Lays
NM(3.5-4.5)d; NW(3.0-4.0)d
09/29/2016 (Open)
10/12/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/15/2016 (Start)
10/18/2016 (End)
 
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