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February, 2016  

AdultJunior Competition
Dates for Junior Tournaments:
Jan. 15-18, 2016
Level 3 Boys & Girls  
THPRD
BG(12-18),FMLC; BG(12-18) ,SE
Feb. 5-7, 2016
Level 3 Boys & Girls 10 U
THPRD
BG(10)sd,FMLC
Mar. 18-20, 2016
Level 4 Girls   
VTC
G(12-18)s,FMLC; G(12-18)d,SE
Mar. 18-20, 2016
Level 4 Boys   
Umpqua Vly
B(12-18)s,FMLC; B(12-18)d,SE
June 24-27, 2016
Level 3 Jr Sectionals Boys & Girls   
Yakima
BG(12-18)s,FMLC; BG(12-18)d,SE; BG(10)s,FMLC; BG(10 )d,SE
Aug. 5-7, 2016
Level 4 Boys  
VTC
B(12-18)s,FMLC; B(12-18)d,SE
Aug. 19-21, 2016
Level 4 Girls   
Amy Yee TC
G(12-18)sd,FRLC
Nov. 4-6, 2016
Level 4 Boys   
Umpqua Vly
B(12-18)s,FMLC; B(12-18)d,SE
Nov. 11-13, 2016
Level 4 Girls   
Umpqua Vly
G(12-18)s,FMLC; G(12-18)d,SE
Dec. 17-19, 2016
Level 4 Girls   
Central Park
G(12-18)s,FMLC; G(12-18)d,SE
Dec.16-18, 2016
Level 4 Boys   
Sunset AC
B(12-18)s,FMLC; B(12-18)d,SE; B(10)s,FMLC; B(10)d,SE


JuniorTournaments

2016 Friend at Court Now Available
All Tournament Directors from 2015 were sent a complimentary copy of the 2016 USTA Friend at Court. If you did not receive your copy, please let Adam know. You can also access the 2016 Friend at Court on your mobile device:
  • Search the internet for Friend at Court or open this link https://assets-ssl.usta.com/assets/1/15/2016fac_full.pdf
  •  A pdf will open. Save it to your favorite pdf viewer or book reader.
  • Once saved, you will be able to easily search keywords and scroll through Friend at Court anytime at your fingertips.
2017 National Category I Championship Tournament Applications Now Available
Are you interested in hosting and running a Category I National Championship in 2017? Applications are now being accepted for all surfaces (grass, clay, outdoor hard, indoor hard) for each Age and Family Division. You may not be able to host a grass or clay tournament, but an indoor or outdoor hard Championship is certainly a possibility. For more information on how to apply please visit https://www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-Adult-Senior-Tournaments/tournament_directors


Need a USTA Official for Your Tournament?
If you are interested in hiring a USTA Official for your tournament, you can do so through the Pacific Northwest Tennis Officials Association. For more information, please visit http://pnwtennisofficials.com/. Please note the USTA/PNW is not involved with USTA Officials and any questions, comments or concerns regarding USTA Officials should be done through the Pacific Northwest Tennis Officials Association.
 

InfoGeneral Announcements

USTA/PNW 10 & Under On Court Faculty Member
     USTA/PNW is happy to announce that Kirk Anderson has been chosen as the National Faculty Member to run 10 & Under On-Court Workshops for the Pacific Northwest Section.  Kirk Anderson is currently the Department Director for Coach Education at the United States Tennis Association and is relocating to Tigard, Oregon , in September.  He has many ties to Pacific Northwest and has already made contact with Portland After School Tennis & Education (local NJTL program) and the Oregon Special Olympics to help in their efforts to grow tennis opportunities throughout the state.
     Anderson is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry and the United States Professional Tennis Association, and he is one of nine people in the world to hold the Master Professional classification from both teaching organizations.  Anderson has a bachelor's degree in Physical Education and a master's degree in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University. He is a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coach program and is certified by the International Youth Conditioning Association as a Youth Fitness Specialist.
     Anderson has published dozens of tennis-related articles in journals in the United States and internationally. He has served on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tennis Participation Task Force since 2000 and is a member of the Special Olympics International Global Resource Tennis Team and the Special Olympics North America Tennis Development Committee. He is a member of the HEAD/Penn National Advisory Staff and the Adidas Tennis Advisory Staff.
     In addition, Anderson has participated in three major "Let's Move!" events with First Lady Michelle Obama, in Washington, D.C., New York City and London, England. In 2003, Anderson received the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award, and he was named Person of the Year by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in 2006 and the Professional Tennis Registry Professional of the Year in 2012. In 2013, he was inducted into the Western Michigan University Department of Human Performance and Health Education Alumni Honor Academy.
 
National Marketing Blasts for March
On February 15, the USTA National office sent all USTA Member Organizations information about how to grow tournaments and to consider registering their events in the month of March and receive a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card. https://www.usta.com/register_your_tennis_event/
This can be done for Adult or Junior events. Please note the USTA/PNW will still focus our Competitive efforts in accordance with our Strategic Plan. This includes Junior Competition and USTA Leagues. If you have any questions about these National Marketing Blasts, please reach out to Adam at ahutchinson@pnw.usta.com or Trenton at tcorvino@pnw.usta.com.
 
Summer Swim & Tennis Club/Head Tennis Coach Job Listing
Head Tennis Coach at Private Member-Owned Swim & Tennis Club in Seattle, Washington.  Application deadline is March 15, 2016.  For more details and how to apply, go to www.ahstc.com

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CONTACTS
USTA Local Leagues | Area League Coordinators
Ratings, Appeals, Sectionals | Alyssa Morrison
Adult Tournaments, all other League items | Adam Hutchinson
Junior Competition and Tournaments | Trenton Corvino
Tournament Sanctioning |  Jana Hirst
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