2014 USTA Colorado Annual
Award winners announced
list of USTA Colorado’s 2014 Annual Awards winners is now public.
Congratulations to the players, coaches, volunteers and administrators who
distinguished themselves with their outstanding contributions to the Colorado tennis
New issue of Colorado Tennis
The 2014 Fall/Winter issue of Colorado Tennis newspaper is now available online.
2015 Big Book reservations now
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 Seeks
The explosive popularity of tennis makes it a viable investment for companies
seeking exposure among the diverse group of players who frequent the courts. While
the sport is reaching people of all backgrounds, our demographic includes those with
strong earning power. With tennis participation nearing an all-time high, a
partnership with USTA Colorado gives sponsoring businesses the ability to capitalize
on this rapidly growing market. For more information on corporate sponsorship
opportunities, contact Lisa Schaefer at 303/695-4116 x 201.
Support the CYTF on Colorado
The Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation is one of the many Not-For-Profits that will
benefit from Colorado Gives Day. This year’s giving event is on Tuesday, December 9,
2014. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase
philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. And for the first time ever, it
features a $1 Million Incentive Fund created by the partners, one of the largest
gives-day incentive funds in the country. Through the lifetime sport of tennis, the
Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation promotes the physical, emotional and social
development of all youth to aspire to become active, productive and responsible
Help the CYTF achieve its mission by giving on December 9.
Venus Williams named keynote
speaker for Breakfast of Champions
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.
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 of all levels 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.
To learn more and to bid.
USPTA hosting conferences
USPTA Intermountain will be hosting a regional Conference at Lifetime Fitness in
Centennial, Colorado on February 7-8, 2015. This Conference will combine with the
yearly Colorado High School Coaches Workshop. Contact
Nora Harrison at 720/281-8422
for more information. Testing/Certification will be offered on Friday, February 6,
2015. Please contact Vicky Tristan at 800/877-8248 ext 108 for testing dates and
USPTA Intermountain will also be hosting an National Education Day in Colorado at
Greenwood Athletic Club on Sunday, November 16, 2014. The topic "Teaching the Right
Stuff Through Understanding of Progression" will be conducted by Ron Steege from
9am-12pm. Please contact Ron Steege at 3031771-2588 ext 394
to register or for more information.
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.
“What makes your CTA great?”
Did you ever stop and think about what
makes your individual Community Tennis Association (CTA) great? Now, USTA is asking
CTAs around the country to share homemade videos expressing why their CTA stands out
above others. All CTAs submitting a video receive an equipment package for
participating and the grand prize is four tickets to the 2015 US Open in New York
City. Videos must be submitted by November 12.
Click here for all of the details.
Racquets for All High School
Congratulations to the Arapahoe High School boys’ tennis team for winning the
Racquets for All High School Challenge for the 4th year in a row!
Montbello’s McGlone Elementary
latest school to benefit from Subaru’s partnership with USTA Colorado
Students at Montbello’s McGlone Elementary learned about diversity in tennis and how
individuals and groups have broken down barriers through the sport as part of the
USTA Colorado Breaking the Barriers 2.0 ¡Vive el Tenis! project. The
was made possible in part to Subaru of America’s continued support of USTA Colorado.
Colorado Teams finish second,
fourth at Nationals
Congratulations to three Colorado squads who had very strong finishes in recent USTA
Adult National Championships!
Greenwood Athletic Club W5.0 reach National finals
Greenwood Athletic & Tennis club's W5.0 squad finished second at the USTA league
Adult 18 & Over 5.0 National championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in
Indian Wells, CA. GAC lost to a team from Monarch Beach, CA, 2-1 in the championship
match. Earlier in the day, they defeated a team from Seattle, 2-1 in the semis. The
team is captained by Rhona Howett
Kaczmarczyk and features Jill Vanderkooi, Erin Hirstine, Daria Matthews, Simona
Bruetting, Suzette Riddle, Molly Carter, Tammy Arado, Madison Porter and Ginger Phillips.
CAC Monaco M5.0 take 4th at Nationals
The Colorado Athletic Club Monaco M5.0 team lost to a team from Minneapolis, 1-2
in the semifinal match of the USTA League Adult 18 & Over 5.0 National Championships
after winning their division. The team is captained by Alex Davydov and features
Kuba Ilowski, Jason Tudor, Robert Rydel, Steven Graves, Jonathan Kaufman, Robert
Kuseski, Martin Krbec, Filip Pavlovic, Milos Koprivica, Grigor Arzumanyan, Kurt
Kennedy, Trent Broach and Christoper Colwell.
Colorado Springs Racquet Club M3.0 take 4th at Nationals
The Colorado Springs Racquet Club M3.0 team lost to a team from Ohio in the
semifinal match of the USTA League Adult 40 & Over 3.0 National Championships after
winning their division. The team is captained by Mickey Gunter and features Dave
Downie, Evan Earl Evans, Robert Fredell, Curt Ormond, James Thomas Pearson, William
Martin, Kyle Charles, Brian Renga, George Graf, Daniel C Emerson and David Maki.
For National Championship information, visit
Special Thanks to District
Championship Host Facilities
USTA Colorado extends a very hearty thanks to all the facilities that hosted
Colorado District Championship events in 2014: Aurora Parks & Recreation, Colorado Athletic Club Inverness, Colorado Athletic Club Monaco, Denver Parks & Recreation, Ken-Caryl Ranch Metro District, Pinehurst Country Club
and South Suburban Parks & Recreation. In all, there were 2,498
individual matches played during all of our ten District Championship events this
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