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2010 USTA Vermont Junior Newsletter

USTA Recreational Coaches Workshop (RCW) If you are planning on assisting with a tennis program this summer, sign up to attend this workshop on Sunday, June 6, 9:00am–3:30pm at Sports & Fitness Edge, Essex, Jct. It will focus on teaching beginners and be taught by Mike Kolendo, a USPTA certified teaching pro and nationally trained RCW instructor.  The cost, which includes lunch, is $ 40.00 before Friday 5/12 and $50.00 after 5/12.  To register, contact Tammy Azur at 802-879-7734, x127 or tammya@sfedge.com. 

Facebook USTA Vermont will soon be on Facebook, where you’ll be able to share all of your tennis activities. Look for an announcement in the very near future on our website, www.ustavermont.com. 

2010 Vermont Junior Tournaments


Vermont Junior Grand Prix We hope you will take the opportunity to pursue a Vermont ranking by competing in at least two of the VERMONT JUNIOR GRAND PRIX events listed in the enclosed flyer.


USTA New England Sanctioned Junior Tournaments

This year there are four Level 7 sanctioned junior tournaments being held in Vermont. A player who plays a junior sanctioned event and wins at least one match receives points and is eligible on the standings list.


There are also two parent/child events, one in Woodstock and one at the Bridges Resort (see below).


USTA Sanctioned Junior Level 7 Tournaments

§   June 25-27: Vermont Junior Clay Court Championships, BG 12, 14, 16, 18 Level 7 - 450309610

§   Stowe Tennis Club. Tournament Director: George Gay 802-222-1349 or gayg@nwf.org

§   June 26-27, July 24-25, Sept. 25-26, and Nov. 6-7: The River Valley Club in Lebanon, New Hampshire will run four Level 7 tournaments BG 16, 18; Mark Lewis: tennisdirector@rivervalleyclub.com

§   July 9-11: Sports & Fitness Edge - Essex; Junior 12, 14, 16, 18 Level 7 - 450306910; BG(18-12)s,SE; Hard Indoor; Tournament Director:  Tammy Azur:  802-879-7734 x 127 or tammy@sfedge.com

§   July 17-18: Bridges Resort 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Level 7 - 450301710 BG(18-12)s,SE; BG(10)s,RR

      Tournament Director: Josh Hanna 802-583-2900 or tennis@bridgesresort.com

§   August 21-22: Stratton Mountain Resort/Drysdale Tennis School, Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vermont

      Southern Vermont Championships BG, Singles and Doubles, 12, 14, 16 Level 7 - 450311310

      Tournament Director: Scott Colebourne 802-297-4236 or s.colebourne@cliffdrysdale.com

      Lodging and Tennis School Instructional Discounts Available. Complimentary Player BBQ Lunch on

      Sunday. Go to: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments for more information and to register.  

USTA Sanctioned Parent/Child tournaments

§   June 25-27: Vermont Family and Senior Championships - 450311110; Woodstock Racquet & Fitness Club

      M(45-50,60)s, SE; W(45)sd,SE; M(45)d,SE; FS(0)d,SE; FD(0)d,SE; MS(0)d,SE; MD(0)d,SE; Clay

      Tournament Director: Todd Nicholson 203-758-8828 or info@cctennis.com

§   July 31-Aug. 1 Bridges Resort Family and Open Championships - 450701910

      FS(0)d; FD(0)d,FMLC; MS(0)d,FMLC; MD(0)d; MW(Op)s,SE; X(Op)d,SE; Clay

      Tournament Director: Josh Hanna 802-583-2900 or tennis@bridgesresort.comUSTA

Junior Team Tennis USTA Junior Team Tennis is a program of team practice and match play for boys and girls ages 6–18 who want to play on a tennis team. Teams are comprised of players of similar age and skill level, and they compete against other teams from the same geographic region in one of three divisions: 18 & under, 14 & under, and 12 & under.  There is an advanced (JNTRP 3.5 and above) and intermediate (JNTRP 3.0 and below) level for each age division.  All divisions are eligible to compete in State Championships; the 18 & under and 14 & under divisions are eligible for advancement to Sectional and National Championships.

§   Champlain Valley Jr. Team Tennis League The program will begin in mid June and run through mid August 2010, exact dates are to be determined.  Jr. Team Tennis is a grassroots community level tennis program governed by the USTA for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 who want to play on tennis teams. Teams are comprised of players of similar age and skill and they compete against other teams from the same geographic region in one of four divisions: 18 & under, 14 & under, 12 & under, and 10 & under; all divisions have an advanced, intermediate, and novice category. The 18 and 14 divisions are eligible for post-season play to include sectional and national championships hosted by the USTA. The 12 and 10 divisions play locally and are eligible to compete in any local or state championships. For registration information or to learn more about the league contact Debra LaPorte, League Coordinator via email at cvjtt@live.com or call 518-420-9194.

§   Upper Valley League (Vermont & New Hampshire) The program will run for the five weeks in July with the state playoffs starting August 6th. There will be 14 & under and 18 & under intermediate divisions. For information contact Mark Lewis, League Coordinator, at 603-643-3627 or tennisdirector@rivervalleyclub.com. Other contact information: Rhonda Lathrop, Northshire CTA /Southern Vermont: 802-362-3377 or rlathrop@sover.net; Jon Kostek, USTA New England Community Relations Manager for Vermont, Kostek@newengland.usta.com or 413-896-0025; and Billy Pontius, 603-643-1663 or billypon@verizon.net.

24th Annual USTA Vermont Grassroots Tennis Camp To be held Wednesday and Thursday, August 4–5 at the Windridge Teela-Wooket Tennis Camp in Roxbury, Vermont. If you are a low intermediate player 12–14 years old and would love the opportunity to participate in two intensive days of tennis at a real tennis camp, you may be eligible to attend the USTA Vermont Grassroots Tennis Camp.  The camp is limited to 50 campers, all nominated by their instructors/pros.  Sportsmanship is a major criterion for selection. Vermont pros/instructors give their time to the camp.  The total cost of the camp is $75.00.  If you are interested and eligible to attend this special camp, please contact your local coach/instructor/pro or Kirsten McEdward, the director of the Grassroots Camp, at  kmced@comcast.net.


Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps WINDRIDGE will offer a 15% Discount for any of their camp sessions to Vermont Juniors who attend the Vermont Grassroots Camp in August. We hope that some of you will be able to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to improve your game and make new friends in the world of tennis.  To learn more, please go to www.windridgecamps.com.         

Rogers Cup in Montreal This year the WTA Tour comes to Montreal August 14-22!  The top women professionals will be there. It is always a great event and not far away for most Vermonters. If you have a chance to go you will see some great tennis in a beautiful setting.

2010 US Open President’s Box Raffle Northshire CTA is holding a raffle for two seats in the President’s Box at the 2010 US Open (compliments of USTA Vermont) and a night at the Benjamin Hotel: $5 a ticket or a book of 6 for $25. Proceeds go towards using tennis to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Email northshirecta@gmail.com for more information.