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Nominate someone for an Annual Award by September 15
Online nominations are being accepted for USTA Colorado Annual Awards in the areas of on-court achievement, service and junior sportsmanship. Awards will be presented at the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame Gala on January 20, 2017. Click here to nominate by September 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, 9am-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.

3v3 Grand Prix
The USTA Colorado 3v3 Grand Prix series continues on Sunday, October 2 at Lakewood Park. Teams of 4-5 juniors play on 2 courts simultaneously with real-time substitutions and on-court coaching using an exciting, new, fun, team 3v3 format. Divisions for 10 and Under, 12 and Under and 14 and Under are offered at the next 3v3 Grand Prix. Space is limited so click here to register individually now for just $20!

Racquets for All High School Challenge
The challenge is on! High school boys’ tennis teams across the state are gathering gently used racquets to give back to those lacking equipment to play the great game of tennis. Since it’s inception, high school teams have donated over 750 racquets that have been distributed to other high school teams and programs in need throughout Colorado. The team that collects the most by the state tournament can win bragging rights and up to $200! Click here for more details and like RFA on Facebook.

100% Blended Line Grant
Now’s the time to get blended lines painted on courts! USTA National will provide 100% reimbursement for all blended line projects submitted through the Facility Inquiry Form August 1 – October 31 and completed by December 15. Be sure to select ’36 and 60 foot lines’ in question #4 and the project will automatically be considered for full reimbursement.

CYTF Scholarship and Program Grant Application Deadline - October 1
The Colorado Youth Foundation is accepting individual player special need scholarship applications and grant applications to organizations providing tennis programs to kids. Find more information and both application online.

USTA Colorado Grant Funding Available - October 1 Deadline
Funds are available to develop or expand adult or adaptive tennis programs. Click here for information and the application.

Public tennis facilities seeking funds to repair and/or upgrade existing tennis courts within the next year are encouraged to apply for the Adopt-a-Court grant funding that is still available. Click here for information and the application.

MassMutual Colorado Shares Member Benefits; Announces Seminar
At this upcoming seminar presented by our MassMutual Partners, find out if your family is protected in the event you need long-term care in the future.

Check out all of the benefits available to USTA members as part of USTA Colorado’s partnership with MassMutual Colorado.

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.

Play KIND Award Winners selected at JTT State Championships
Congratulations to the Heritage Farms II Boys 18 CA Blue team and the Pinehurst Country Club Girls 12 CB team who were selected as the Play KIND Award team winners at the 2016 USTA Junior Team Tennis Colorado State Championships. The award, presented by KIND promotes sportsmanship and fair play. Players from both teams will each receive a KIND prize pack in recognition of the award.

USTA Colorado crowns Sectional Champions
Congratulations to the three Colorado squads who have won their respective divisions of the 2016 Adult 18 & Over Sectional Championships held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 19-21, 2016. They now qualify to advance to their National Championships in Mobile (AL), Rancho Mirage (CA) or Tucson (AZ) in September and October. For National Championship dates and locations, visit usta.com.

4.5 WOMEN, CACM GOLD (Colorado Athletic Club Monaco): Team Captains: Katherine Nicolson and Jenny L. Wiens; Mary Moses, Susie Marie Farrar, Claire E. Douthit, Debbie Trewitt, Kippy Christenson, Heidi E. Trichler, Susan Hoelscher, Stephanie E. Zaitz, Marcy E. MacDonnell, Judy Esteppe, Cindy J. McLemore.

4.5 MEN, LEBTC BLUE (Lebsack Tennis Center): Team Captains: Chip R. Hudson and Sean M. Stevinson; Louis Nijsten, Adam Paschal, Daniel Conroy, Paul B. Whipple, Matthew J. Bruff, Lance N. Martin, Andrew M. Banks, Simon Francis Morwood, JD Ready, Thomas G. Wede, Hector G. Trevino, Dan Rosenbaum, Arthur H. Turnbill.

5.0 MEN, DTC BLUE (Denver Tennis Club): Team Captain: Lewis H. Miller; Jeffrey Joseph Loehr, John Haywood, Jacob J. Spreyer, Michael T. Malvitz, Julian Seelan, Robert J. Kuseski, Martin Krbec, Marc Weiner.

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
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)
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)
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)
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 Doubles Championships in honor of Jim Lays
NMW(3.0-5.0)d; NX(3.0-5.0)d
08/30/2016 (Open)
10/09/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/15/2016 (Start)
10/20/2016 (End)
Gates NTRP Singles Championships in honor of Rob Fortino
NMW(3.0-5.0)s,SE
12/31/2015 (Open)
10/09/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/15/2016 (Start)
10/20/2016 (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)
Flying Horse Clay Stable Challenger (Level 7)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
08/14/2016 (Open)
10/14/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/21/2016 (Start)
10/23/2016 (End)
Lakewood Park Tennis Center Jr. Championship- Fall (Level 6)
Level 6: BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,SE
01/31/2016 (Open)
10/14/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/20/2016 (Start)
10/24/2016 (End)
Gates Ladder - Fall Classic
NM(3.0-5.0)s,SE; NW(2.5-4.5)s,SE
12/31/2015 (Open)
10/14/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/20/2016 (Start)
10/24/2016 (End)
Denver Clay Court Singles Championships
NM(3.0-5.0)s,SE; NW(3.0-4.0)s,SE
08/21/2016 (Open)
10/16/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/21/2016 (Start)
10/24/2016 (End)
Rocky Mountain Tennis Center - Fall Jr. Open #3 (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
06/28/2016 (Open)
10/16/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
10/22/2016 (Start)
10/23/2016 (End)
Colorado Athletic Club Inverness Men's NTRP Championships
NM(3.0-4.5)sd
08/11/2016 (Open)
10/28/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/04/2016 (Start)
11/07/2016 (End)
Flying Horse Clay Downs Championships (Level 6)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s
06/29/2016 (Open)
10/28/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/04/2016 (Start)
11/06/2016 (End)
Flying Horse Winter Championships #1
NMW(2.5-4.5)sd,NEF; NX(3.0-4.5)d,NEF
09/04/2016 (Open)
10/28/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/11/2016 (Start)
11/13/2016 (End)
Major Mortgage Autumn Junior Classic Championship (Level 6)
BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,FMLC; B(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12,16-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) ,14 (78'Court/Green Ball) )d,FMLC; G(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) ,12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d,FMLC
09/12/2016 (Open)
11/04/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/11/2016 (Start)
11/13/2016 (End)
Colorado Athletic Club Inverness Women's NTRP Championships
NW(3.0-4.5)sd
01/01/2016 (Open)
11/04/2016 (Close)
at 11:59:00 PM
11/11/2016 (Start)
11/14/2016 (End)
 
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