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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.

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

Asian Chamber Business After Hours & Tennis
6:30pm-7:30pm, Wed., July 20
Gates Tennis Center, 3300 E. Bayaud Ave. (Adams & Bayaud)
To attend contact: Clarence Low at boardchair@ACCColorado.org

*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!

Play KIND Sportsmanship Award Winner Announced
Congratulations to Soh Kuyama (NV) and Sarah Flemming (CO) who were selected as the 2016 USTA Intermountain Summer Sectional Closed Championships Play KIND Award recipients. The award is presented by KIND, official snack partner of USTA Colorado. Both players exemplified stellar sportsmanship during the tournament and demonstrated the co-branded KIND/USTA Colorado message - play hard, play fair, play KIND. Look for player highlights on both winners in the summer issue of Colorado Tennis newspaper.

Community Photo Contest
Let’s show the country what’s going on 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 9!
Click here for the details!

Colorado Tennis Spring 2016 now available on newsstand
The Spring 2016 issue of Colorado Tennis newspaper is now available on the USTA Colorado newsstand. Read online or download to your computer or tablet for later viewing. Miss an issue? More than a half dozen years of Colorado Tennis can be viewed and/or downloaded.

Long-time Colorado Tennis volunteer Knudsen passes away
One of Colorado Tennis’ most selfless volunteers has passed — Jody Riser Knudsen, who served on the USTA Colorado Board of Directors and was named Volunteer of the Year in 1988 and again in 1989. She was involved in so many capacities, USTA Colorado named its Volunteer of the Year Award after her in 2000. More.

Rare Air Tennis Training coming to Steamboat Springs in July
Registration is now open for Rare Air Tennis Training, a full week of exceptional tennis, July 25-31 in Steamboat Springs. Intermediate to advanced-level juniors, ages 13 and up, are invited to apply. Don’t miss this fun and intense week of training, tournament competition and the chance to meet and speak with guest coach, Dick Gould from Stanford University. Coach Gould retired a decade ago after winning 17 National Championships, and has remained at Stanford as the John L. Hinds Director of Tennis. He was recently awarded “Coach of the Century” from the PAC 12, and is the winningest coach in Stanford history, earning more than 775 wins.
Rare Air will consist of four days of high intensity on-court training, culminating with entry in the Steamboat Tennis Association Annual Championships. On Saturday evening, Rare Air participants and their families are invited to attend a private session with Coach Gould to discuss Division I collegiate tennis. For complete details, visit the Tennis Center at Steamboat's website, or call 970/879-8400.

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.

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.

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
South Suburban Jr.Futures #2 (Level 8)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,NEF; BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d,NEF
05/25/2016 (Open)
07/30/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/06/2016 (Start)
08/07/2016 (End)
Life Time Futures 4 (Level 8)
Entry Level: BG(14,18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,RR
01/31/2016 (Open)
07/31/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/07/2016 (Start)
08/07/2016 (End)
Colorado State University Open
MW(Op)sd,FMLC; X(Op)d,FMLC; NMW(2.5-5.0)sd,FMLC; NX(2.5-5.0)d,FMLC
05/24/2016 (Open)
08/01/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/08/2016 (Start)
08/14/2016 (End)
Elks Lodge Jr. Challenger Tennis Tournament (Level 7)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,FMLC; BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d,SE; BG(8 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,FRLC; BG(8 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )d,FRLC; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )d; XJ(8-10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )d,FRLC; E(8-10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )sd,FRLC
06/04/2016 (Open)
08/01/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/05/2016 (Start)
08/07/2016 (End)
Lewis Tennis Back to School Futures (Level 8)
Entry Level: BG(14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Entry Level: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Entry Level: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,RR; Entry Level: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR
06/06/2016 (Open)
08/02/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/06/2016 (Start)
08/06/2016 (End)
Meadow Creek Summer Adult 3.0-5.0
NMW(3.0-5.0)sd,SE; NX(3.0-5.0)d,SE
12/30/2015 (Open)
08/03/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/10/2016 (Start)
08/14/2016 (End)
Front Range Tennis Championships
NMW(3.0-4.0)sd,SE
06/14/2016 (Open)
08/04/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/11/2016 (Start)
08/14/2016 (End)
Gates Ladder - Summer Classic
NM(3.0-5.0)s,SE; NW(2.5-4.5)s,SE
12/31/2015 (Open)
08/05/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/11/2016 (Start)
08/15/2016 (End)
2016 Steamboat NTRP Championships
NMW(3.0-5.0)s,SE; NMW(3.0-5.0)d,SE; NX(3.0-5.0)d,SE
04/06/2016 (Open)
08/05/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/11/2016 (Start)
08/14/2016 (End)
Life Time Challenger 4 (Level 7)
Challenger: BG(14,18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Challenger: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,RR
01/31/2016 (Open)
08/07/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/14/2016 (Start)
08/14/2016 (End)
USTA National Women's 40 & 50 Indoor Championships
Championships: W(40,50)s,FICQ; W(40,50)d,FRLC
12/31/2015 (Open)
08/08/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/25/2016 (Start)
08/28/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center One-Day Challenger Series (Level 7)
Level 7: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,COMP
12/31/2015 (Open)
08/08/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/13/2016 (Start)
08/13/2016 (End)
Lewis Tennis School Rockin' 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
05/30/2016 (Open)
08/09/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/13/2016 (Start)
08/13/2016 (End)
Thornton Tennis Association Annual Charity Tournament
Non-qualified: Combo MX(6.0)d,MFIC; Non-qualified: Combo MX(7.0)d,NEF; Non-qualified: Combo MX(8.0)d,NEF
05/01/2016 (Open)
08/10/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/19/2016 (Start)
08/21/2016 (End)
Men's Senior Green Ball Clay Court Championships Category III
Championships: M(65-75)sd,FRLC
01/01/2016 (Open)
08/11/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/01/2016 (Start)
09/05/2016 (End)
Pinehurst Country Club NTRP Championships
NMW(2.5-4.5)sd,SE; NX(2.5-4.5)d,SE
06/18/2016 (Open)
08/11/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/18/2016 (Start)
08/21/2016 (End)
The Ned Cooney Memorial Meadows Open
MW(Op)sd,NEF; X(Op)d,NEF; NM(3.0-5.0)sd,NEF; NW(2.5-4.5)sd,NEF; NX(3.0-4.5)d,NEF
06/19/2016 (Open)
08/12/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/19/2016 (Start)
08/26/2016 (End)
Colorado Athletic Club Inverness Jr. Challenger #1 (Level 7)
BG(16-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,RR
01/01/2016 (Open)
08/12/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/19/2016 (Start)
08/21/2016 (End)
Hiwan Golf Club Junior Challenger (Level 7)
Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR
12/30/2015 (Open)
08/13/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/20/2016 (Start)
08/21/2016 (End)
South Suburban Junior Challenger #3 (Level 7)
BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd
06/15/2016 (Open)
08/13/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/19/2016 (Start)
08/21/2016 (End)
Colorado Springs Junior Open Championship (Level 6)
BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,FMLC
06/12/2016 (Open)
08/13/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/20/2016 (Start)
08/21/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center One-Day Challenger Series (Level 7)
Level 7: BG(16 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,COMP
12/31/2015 (Open)
08/15/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/20/2016 (Start)
08/20/2016 (End)
Aspen City Championships Age Tournament
MW(Op,35,45,55)sd,NEF; X(Op,35,45,55)d,NEF
05/30/2016 (Open)
08/15/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/19/2016 (Start)
08/21/2016 (End)
Lewis Tennis Fall Challenger (Level 7)
Challenger: BG(14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,RR; Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; Challenger: BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR; Challenger: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )s,RR
06/18/2016 (Open)
08/16/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/20/2016 (Start)
08/20/2016 (End)
KCR Adult ACE One Day Tourney
NMW(3.5)s
03/01/2016 (Open)
08/16/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/20/2016 (Start)
08/20/2016 (End)
Colorado Athletic Club Inverness Jr. Challenger #2 (Level 7)
Challenger: BG(14 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,RR; Challenger: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )sd,RR; Challenger: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) )sd,RR
01/01/2016 (Open)
08/19/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/26/2016 (Start)
08/28/2016 (End)
Arvada Tennis Center Fall Challenger (Level 7)
Level 7: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,RR
07/01/2016 (Open)
08/20/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/27/2016 (Start)
08/28/2016 (End)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Summer Jr. Open #2 (Level 6)
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
04/28/2016 (Open)
08/20/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/27/2016 (Start)
08/28/2016 (End)
Colorado Athletic Club Monaco Jr. Challenger #4 (Level 7)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s; BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d
07/06/2016 (Open)
08/22/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/29/2016 (Start)
09/02/2016 (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)
08/25/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
08/27/2016 (Start)
08/27/2016 (End)
Chet Niemeyer Labor Day Tournament
NM(3.0-3.5)sd,SE; NW(2.5-3.5)sd,SE; NX(3.0-3.5)d,SE
05/30/2016 (Open)
08/28/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/01/2016 (Start)
09/05/2016 (End)
Aurora Labor Day Tournament
NMW(4.0-5.0)sd,FMLC; NX(4.0-5.0)d,FMLC
02/28/2016 (Open)
08/28/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
09/01/2016 (Start)
09/05/2016 (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)
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)
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)
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)
 
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