BOISE, Idaho -
The Idaho District had a banner year in 2013 when 126 players qualified
to advance to a 2013 USTA National Championship! Of those 126 players
who qualified to advance to a 2013 National Championship, 14 players
qualified in two different leagues and two players qualified in three
different leagues. FINAL LIST OF IDAHO PLAYERS TO QUALIFY FOR A 2013 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations are in order for those who
qualified to advance to a National Championship in the 2013 league
season! Intermountain Idaho is proud to have you represent the state in
this in mind the League Team is taking a moment to inform those league
players that were on teams in 2013 that qualified to advance to a
National Championship that the 2014 Move-Up/Split-Up rule has undergone
For any team that advances to, or qualifies for any
2013 National Championship only a total of three players (two for 2.5
and 5.0+ levels) who were on the final roster of any team or combination
of teams that advanced to, or qualified for, any National Championship,
may play together on the same team the following year (if their
individual NTRP Levels allow). These three (or two) players may be from
any Team, Division, Age Group, or NTRP Level (straight or combined) OR,
from any combination of these.
The only EXCEPTION is if more
than three players (or two for 2.5 and 5.0+ levels) from the same team
wish to play together again as a team, in whole or in part, they may do
so if: they move up one team NTRP Level (if their individual NTRP Levels
allow) AND they do not combine with players who were rostered on any
other team that advanced to, or qualified for, any National Championship
the previous year.
The Move-Up/Split-Up rule applies to any
player who was on the final roster of any team or combination of teams
that advanced to, or qualified for, any of the following 2013 National
18 & Over
40 & Over
55 & Over
18 & Over
In regards to a team moving from the Adult Division to the
Mixed Division or vice versa the Split-Up portion of the Move-Up/Split-Up rule
will be in effect as the option to Move-Up occurs merely in the same league
type (i.e. if your team qualified for the USTA Adult 18 & Over the move-up
option is only available in that league and not in another USTA league.)
The Leagues Team
understands that this new regulation may affect your 2014 league team plans
thus the notification. Below is a copy
of the 2014 league regulation:
2.06A National Championship Teams. No team may have
on its roster more than three players (two for 2.5 and 5.0+) who were on the
roster of any team, or combination of teams, that advanced to, or qualified
for, any National Championship the previous year. The only EXCEPTION is that if more than three
players (two for 2.5 and 5.0+) wish to play together again as a team, in whole
or in part, they must move up one NTRP team level and may not combine with
players who were rostered on any other team that advanced to, or qualified for,
any National Championship the previous year.
These requirements apply to league participation in any and all
Divisions, Age Groups and/or NTRP team levels.
Move-Up/Split-Up requirements only apply to players who participated in any match for that team
during the championship year, including defaults received. If a Section has a regulation that limits the
number of player on a roster that are at a specific level, the Section must
suspend that regulation for one year for any team that advanced to, or qualified for, any National
Championship the previous year and chooses to move up one NTRP team level.
To better help league players adhere to the 2014 regulation
we are including the final list of players who have qualified to advance
to a 2013 USTA National Championship. Please note that the 2013 USTA
Adult 55 & Over league has now been added and these players are
subject to the 2014 rule during the 2014 league season even though their
2013 season is still being played.
FINAL LIST OF IDAHO PLAYERS TO QUALIFY FOR A 2013 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
you have any questions about the 2014 USTA League Regulation 2.06
Move-Up/Split-Up please contact your District League Coordinator, Katie
Ware at email@example.com or at 208-322-5150, ext. 206.
If you need help finding a team in 2014 please contact our League
Recruiter Alfredo Guerrero and he can assist you in finding a team or
help captains find additional players. Alfredo can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com as well as 208-322-5150, ext. 202.
Again, good luck in your competition and we look forward to seeing you on the court!
LAS VEGAS -
Congratulations to all Intermountain
teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2013 Adult 55 &
Over Intermountain Sectional Championships held at Darling Tennis
Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 7-9, 2014. All teams now qualify to
advance to the National Championships in Surprise Valley, Arizona, in
Women, Nevada (SC Anthem #1): Team Captain, Erlinda Joven; Ursula Gerads,
Pamela Lou Cox, Juliet S.N. LeBlanc, Barbara Bechard, Alberta Elaine Bonnett,
Janice Preece, June Skvorzov, Wendy Kimball, Susan Stephens, Ginny Anna Young.
Men, Idaho (Team Miller): Team Captain, Don Miller; Marc Iseri, David Umberger,
Lynn Coltrin, Robert Hildebran, Allen Lockhart, Dewayne Merritt, Steven
Buchanan, James Gruber, Luc Ngo.
Women, Colorado (GJTC Red Gcolaric); Team Captain, Gaynell Colaric; Linda Hughes,
Monna Fisher, Cindy Burke, Judy Callison, Linda Gilmore, Nancy Beckwith, Carla
Men, Idaho (Encore): Team
Captain, Pete Gutches; Karl Baughman, Jim Sanchez, Robert Joseph Burtch,
Charles Novak, Buckner Harris, Paul Lodge, Victor Allen, James Wear, Lloyd
Women, Utah (Sports Mall-Anderson/Spackman): Team Captains, Sharon Anderson and
Crystal Spackman; Debbie Hutton, Joan Christensen, Kim Gempeler, Lana Wollam,
Carole Sharp, Kathy Poulson, Julie Anderson, Kathleen Sorenson, Susan Baker.
Men, Nevada (TPC):
Team Captain, Jay Lavis; Larry Tombari, Michael Edwards, Craig McCall, Mark
Logan, John Schwikert, David Morgan, John Zirkel.
Utah (Woodbury): Team
Captain, Lynn Kokkola-Woodbury; Mary Lou North, Carolee Hammel, Stacey
Maxfield, Marianne Saibara, Julia Bradley, Margie Mettenet, Patricia Osborn,
Denise Thomas, Leslie Edman.
BOISE, Idaho -
The USPTA is again partnering with the Intermountain Tennis Association to support the 2.5 Initiative. However, in 2014 the Idaho Tennis Association is partnering with the Intermountain Tennis Association to support a 2.5 Initiative for PTR pros!
The 2.5 Initiative benefits Tennis pros and the tennis community. USPTA pros who captain a 2.5 men’s or women’s USTA Adult 18 & Over team that is comprised of 50% or greater new players will be paid $200 per team or $10 per new player. A new player is a person that did not play in the USTA Adult 18 & Over league at the 2.5 level in 2013. The financial benefits of captaining a beginner’s team will be even greater once you consider the lesson/clinic and equipment sales and new players gain the benefit of expert guidance as they get more involved in a sport they will grow to love!
USPTA pros have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win a trip to the 2014 US Open or a 214 Tennis Teachers Conference. USPTA pros will need to fill out the USPTA brochure
and PTR pros will need to fill out the PTR brochure
. Both forms must be received no later than July 15, 2014 for incentive for reimbursement (or to be entered into the trip drawings for USPTA pros).
Here are important upcoming league dates for the USTA Adult 18 & Over league that you will need to know for this incentive: http://leagues.idtennis.com/adult-leagues/adult-leagues-by-type/usta-adult-league
POCATELLO, Idaho -- The Idaho Tennis Association is back in Pocatello to run the Third Annual FREE Tennis 101 Family Event on Wednesday, March 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Reed Gym. Whether people are new to tennis or haven’t played for awhile, interested families are encouraged to come to the free beginners clinic for adults and children (ages 5 and older) to learn the sport of tennis and play some games.
The Idaho State men's and women's tennis teams will be at the free event to run drills and games for adults 18 and over and children 10 and under. All equipment is provided for adults and children. You may bring your own racquet if you choose. Idaho Tennis is not responsible for any lost items. Participants are encouraged to pre-register HERE (or click on the image below)
After the clinic adult players can learn about recreational league play in Pocatello or Idaho Falls. Adults 18 and older who attend the event will be given a promo code for a reduced price “New to USTA Special” where adults who are new to the USTA will receive USTA membership, league registration, 1-year TENNIS magazine subscription and a 2014 US Open hat all for only $50, to help new players get started in the game. Parents of children can learn about the Tennis is Elementary (TiE) programs available at local schools. For more information about the FREE Tennis 101 event go to www.idtennis.com or contact Katie Ware at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 208-322-5150, ext. 206.
Interested parties can also learn more by attending the Idaho Tennis Association booth at the Pond Student Union Building during Communiversity on Tuesday, March 18 from 4-7 p.m.
IdTA Booth at Communiversity Event
Tuesday, March 18
4-7 p.m. at Pond Student Union Building
FREE Tennis 101 Family Event
Wednesday, March 19
6-8 p.m. at Reed Gym
2013 Adult Tournament Rankings are now finalized and on Tennis Link.
Captains playing out of facilities
under the direction of Boise Parks and Recreation will be emailed a
facility reservation contract for the following facilities: Borah High School, Camelsback, Capital High School,
Cassia, Fairmont, Hillside Jr. High, Ivywild, Julia Davis, Manitou,
South Jr. High, Sunset, Timberline, West Jr. High, Williams and
Winstead. Home team captain is
responsible for bringing it to to the match to show that your team has
three courts reserved for match play. Captains need to show this
reservation contract if they are going to ask public players to
relinquish three courts for league play use. Teams only have the courts
reserved for the 1.5 hours listed on the reservation form. Please note
that school practices and school team matches take precedence. League players and public
players need to wait until the school has relinquished all of the courts
before any other use, even if a league match is scheduled to occur. League players need to wait until the school’s practice
or match is over even if courts are available as players should not be
warming-up or playing their matches during school play. Idaho Tennis does its best to avoid Varsity and Junior
Varsity match play days, but reschedules may occur due to weather
issues. School matches and practices should not occur on Saturdays or Sundays. BOISE, Idaho - Matches
at the Boise Racquet and Swim Club, Crane Creek Country Club and River
City Racquet and Swim Club will be played indoors.
2014 Treasure Valley USTA Mixed 18 & Over Schedule has been
published online for all levels a day ahead of the posted schedule
online date. Players can access their team schedules from TennisLink
Local league match play starts March 7 and ends April 27 and can be
scheduled on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Captains can add
players to their teams throughout the season. Looking to join a team?
Contact League Recruiter Alfredo Guerrero to see if any teams are
looking to add players. Alfredo can be reached at email@example.com
or at 208-322-5150, ext. 202.
to access which courts your matches will be played on if you are
playing at the Boise Racquet and Swim Club during the season. Matches at Hillcrest Country Club
will be playing their matches outdoors.
playing out of facilities under the direction of Joint School District
No. 2 are not reservable, these facilities are: Centennial High School,
Heritage Middle School, Lewis and Clark Middle School and Meridian High
School. League matches scheduled at these facilities do not take
precedence over any other tennis play at this facility. School practices
and team matches take precedence over any other tennis play at this
facility. League players and public players need to wait until the
school has relinquished all of the courts before any other use, even if a
league match is scheduled to occur. Idaho Tennis does its best to avoid
Varsity and Junior Varsity match play days, but reschedules may occur
due to weather issues. League players need to wait until the school’s
practice or match is over even if courts are available as players should
not be warming-up or playing their matches during school play. In
addition, league players may not remove public players or ask them to
leave the courts for league matches. These are facilities that are
technically not reservable and thus these operations are in place. If
this facility is in use captains should agree to use available courts
(if the public is playing), wait until courts open up, move to another
location or agree on a reschedule date. School play is scheduled to
wrap-up by May 18th, 2014. By following these operations schools and
leagues can work together to co-exhist which allows players use of these
facilities for league now and in the future. League play at certain
facilities has already been limited from the actions of a few league
players not adhering to these operations. School matches and practices should not occur on Saturdays or Sundays.
it is every captain's and player's responsibility to know the rules and
regulations of the game of tennis. Every player should have a copy of
the 2014 Idaho District Regulations and Operating procedures available
during match play to reference if needed. Click HERE to access the League Regulations web page to download your copy.
BOISE, Idaho -
The Idaho Tennis Association is proud to announce two free Kids Tennis Days at Julia Davis Park (700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702), Sunday, March 23 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 5 from 11:30 am-12:30 p.m with appearances by the BSU coaching staff. These events are open to all kids 12 and under, especially kids new to tennis. Tennis equipment is provided. Kids who participate in either carnival will enjoy free food and drinks at the match. To register for these free events, please click on the link below! Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure we have enough equipment and food.
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO REGISTER ONLINE!
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO REGISTER ONLINE!
BOISE, Idaho -
registration for the first ever IdTA Mixed Doubles Flex league is
officially open!!!! Create a team online today by clicking HERE
The team deadline to have a male and female partner registered is April
23rd. Combined NTRP rating levels of partners shall not exceed the
team NTRP level. NTRP rating level difference between partners shall not
exceed 1.0. The season runs May 5 - June 29th. For more information
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-322-5150, ext. 202.
IdTA Mixed Doubles FlexAges: 18 and older
Format: 1 Mixed Doubles (Best 2 of 3 sets; third set 10-point coman tiebreak)
NTRP Levels: Mixed combined 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
Schedule: Player sets schedule
TV League Dates: May 5 - June 29 (8 weeks)
League Fee: $30 + TennisLink fees
February 26 Team numbers available on TennisLink (Create a Team Online
April 23 Team Registration Deadline** **Need to have at least 1 man and 1 woman registered to be included in the schedule.
April 24 Captains Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Idaho Tennis Association (1076 N. Cole Rd)
April 28 Local league schedule posted on TennisLink May 5 Local league play begins!
June 29 Local league play ends (all match scores must be entered)
BOISE, Idaho -
The Idaho Tennis Association has announced the dates of three more Open Houses. An Open House is a brief meeting where the Leagues Team
assists new or returning players with their USTA memberships,
establishing or re-establishing an NTRP rating and helping players get
signed-up for one of our existing teams. The IdTA Open House is held in
the Idaho Tennis Association conference room at 1076 N. Cole Road,
Boise ID 83704 (next door to the Boise Racquet and Swim Club). Players can also get questions answered about League Tennis, Adult/Junior Programs and Tennis 101/201 family programs.
Upcoming IdTA Open House sessions include:March 22 (Saturday) – 11 a.m. – Noon
April 12 (Saturday) – 11 a.m. – Noon May 10 (Saturday) – 11 a.m. – Noon
Please RSVP to Alfredo at email@example.com
Rich Berman Named
PTR Wheelchair Professional of the Year
Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, was held February 20-23 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Rich Berman, of Boulder, Colorado, was named PTR Wheelchair Professional of the Year.
Berman is a fixture on wheelchair tennis scene. He coached the #1 player in the world - David Hall - as far back as 1993. In 1998, Berman and Bill Trubey wrote the supplement PTR Instructing Wheelchair Tennis, and produced the video PTR Introduction to Teaching Wheelchair Tennis.
Not surprising, Berman was named PTR Volunteer of the Year in 1999. Berman’s passion for wheelchair tennis was recognized in 2012, when USTA Colorado presented him the Arthur Ashe Award for outstanding contributions to the under served.
He is so dedicated to coaching and expanding the horizons of wheelchair tennis, last year Berman launched a website - letsrollwheelchairtennis.com - with David Hall. The site offers video tutorials to help coaches and disabled athletes - or players new to the game - to teach and play wheelchair tennis. The website is 100% free!
Reserved and unassuming, Berman always gives credit to others. It is time Berman be recognized for his steadfast passion for wheelchair tennis and PTR.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,600 members in 121 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.
Photo: PTR President Jorge Andrew, Berman
And PTR CEO Dan Santourm