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September 2015 

AdultAdult Leagues

Sectionals Coming to an End
Most of the USTA League Sectional Championships are done for 2015. Thank you to all USPTA and PTR Certified Professionals for coaching so many teams to glory at the Sectional Championships. We have a wide array of teams representing the Pacific Northwest, and many of their accolades are due to your hours of instruction. Kudos to the Pros! Updated League Guide and Regulations Coming Soon!
As soon as we receive the new 2016 USTA National League Regulations, we will forward them out to all players and facilities. We will combine our current League Guide and PNW League Regulations with the USTA National League Regulations to have just one document for all things related to USTA Leagues. While this document will be lengthy, we hope having it all contained into one location will be beneficial.

JuniorJunior Competition

Tournament Date Change
For Championship Junior Level competitors, please note that the September Level National Level 4 will be moving to a December date.  Our section office is currently working with a number of facilities to find a date that will work well in the junior schedule.  

Youth Player Progression
In 2016, the Pacific Northwest section will move toward alignment with other USTA sections toward earned advancement and the Youth Player Progression.  The Youth Player Progression which has been created by the Youth Play and Competition Department of the USTA is a system that has been designed to track the progress of junior Players, ages 10 and under from orange, green to yellow ball competition. You can find a link for information about the Youth Player Progression on the Junior Competition page

Adult and Junior Tournaments

2016 USTA Tournament Sanctioning
We will have a detailed review of our process for 2016 USTA Adult and Junior Tournament Sanctioning at our Facility Director's Meeting on Friday, October 23 at Seattle Tennis Club from 1:00-3:00 pm. Interested in hosting a tournament?  For adult tournaments, contact Adam Hutchinson; for junior tournaments, contact Jim Markin.

TenUnder10 & Under Program

On court workshop coming in October
The USTA and USPTA are teaming up to offer a 10 and Under On-Court Workshop on Friday, October 23, from 9:00am-12:30pm.  This event will be held at Seattle Tennis Club.  
This interactive 10 and Under Workshop highlights skill development, progressions, and child centered activities. Don't miss out on an opportunity to improve your coaching skills and get kids playing more tennis.

Alanna Broderick, 10 and Under USTA Faculty Member and High Performance Certified Coach, will be running the workshop.  Alanna received a Top 50 ITF Junior Ranking and played on the WTA Tour for four years.  She is a development specialist and a national coach, and the USTA PNW is very excited to have her lead this training. 

The cost is $15.00 to attend. To register for the class, go to, and then click on "On-Court Workshops."  The workshop ID is :
"Washington On-Court Workshop #2195." 

Coming from out of town?  The Hotel Sorrento is offering a 10% discount on their rooms under the "US Tennis Association Courtesy Rate."  If you have any questions, contact Alyssa Morrison or call 503-718-3338.

InfoGeneral Announcements

Facility Director's Meeting - October 23, 2015    
Come join us at the Facility Director's Meeting. This will be a great opportunity to interact with the USTA/PNW Competition Staff and discuss USTA Leagues, USTA Sanctioned Adult Tournaments, and USTA Sanctioned Junior Tournaments. Topics will include:
  • Update on upcoming USTA Leagues
  • 2016 USTA Adult and Junior Tournament Sanctioning Process
  • Updates on Junior Competition from USTA/PNW Junior Competition Department and USTA National Staff
No RSVP is required.  The meeting will be held at Seattle Tennis Club (922 McGilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112) on Friday, October 23 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Sip, Serve and Celebrate - October 9, 2015
Portland After-School Tennis & Education (PAST&E) is hosting its 7th Annual Sip, Serve & Celebrate fundraiser. All proceeds from the event benefit the low-income, at-risk youth PAST&E impacts year around. PAST&E's priority is that the Scholar Athletes have access to quality instruction both "on and off" the court, as well as the necessary equipment to make them successful in their academic and athletic pursuits. Through its extended-learning, summer, and enrichment programs, PAST&E impacted the lives of more than 1,000 at-risk children and their families in 2015 and have served more than 9,000 over time. The event will be held at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR  97205.  

Nick Bollettieri Charity Tennis Weekend - October 16-17, 2015
Stafford Hills Club (5916 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin OR 97062) will host "Nick Bollettieri's Train Up with the Pros All-Star Charity Tennis Weekend".  Spend the weekend learning, training and engaging with Legendary Hall of Fame Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri and ATP/WTA Champions: Mardy Fish, Rennae Stubbs, Jimmy Arias, Jan-Michael Gambill, Austin Krajicek, Ross Duncan and elite performance trainer Paul Winsper.

The weekend will be comprised of adult and junior three-hour "Academy Style" tennis clinics with an exclusive Grand Slam Gala Party with Pros exhibition match Friday evening. New Tennis Club in SW Washington
Steamboat Tennis & Athletic Club:  This brand new facility in Olympia, WA  features four premier indoor tennis courts with excellent lighting, locker rooms with showers, and adult & junior tennis programs.  Club staff: manager- Ali Hollandsworth; head pro-John Campbell; teaching pros-Matt Grace and Cody Leimback; owner-Drake Nicholson.

News to share?
Your contributions to the Announcements section are welcome.  Please submit your news by contacting Jana Hirst.
USTA Local Leagues | Area League Coordinators
Ratings, Appeals, Sectionals | Alyssa Morrison
Adult Tournaments, all other League items | Adam Hutchinson
Junior Competition and Tournaments | Valerie Weaks, Jim Markin