Tennis Marathon for Breast Cancer
Did you know that BTA gives a charitable donation annually? Last year we matched $2500 for flood relief. This year we are planning a donation and something fun for our members. In past years we have sponsored a team to join the Tennis Marathon for Breast Cancer, a fundraiser put on by Nicole Kenneally and CU Tennis. We will be sponsoring up to 3 teams this year!
The Marathon is a fun day-long tennis event at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center benefiting the Boulder Community Hospital’s Tebo Family Medical Pavilion. Each team has 9 to 18 players that will play in 9 one-hour rotations (singles or doubles, depending on the size of team) throughout the day. There will also be 4 courts of on-going drop-in drills by local tennis pros available for all team members
The day of tennis will be held on Saturday August 16th and is followed by a dinner with door prizes and a silent auction.
For only $15.00 you can become a BTA team member. Team members will play a minimum of 1 hour, receive a team visor and event t-shirt, can attend the post marathon dinner and can take advantage of up to 5 hours of drop-in clinics. The Boulder Tennis Association will cover any remaining costs over your $15.00 fee. You must be a current 2014 member in order to be a BTA team member.
You can sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information:
- NTRP rating
- Shirt size
- Age (optional)
- Prefer doubles or singles (if team size permits)
- Preferred partner for doubles
- Prefer morning, mid-day, afternoon
- Prefer 1 or 2 hours of scheduled play
2014 membership signup is available now. Don't forget that memberships must be current in order to play in a social event, join a league team, compete on the ladder and/or play in Drop-In more than two times.
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For 48 years and counting the BTA has been the proud sponsor of the annual Austin Scott Tournament, currently USTA designated for 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 3.0 and wheelchair and one of the largest tournaments in Colorado, with a turn-out of around 350-400 participants.
- Dates: May 10th – May 18th, 2014
- Location: CU South Campus Courts
- Tennislink ID number: 257235114
- Designated: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, Wheelchair
- Entry Fee: $38 per singles event and $28 per person per doubles event per player (includes TennisLink fee)
- Entry Deadline: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Check out the 2014 Austin Scott tournament page for more information on this great tournament.
Would you or your company like to join companies like Babolat and Rocky Mountain Racquet Specialists by becoming a sponsor of the Austin Scott Tournament? It's easy to do. Check out our sponsorship brochure for more information.
Our 2014 Annual Austin Scott Tournament sponsors:
A snapsot of local tournaments can be found on our tournament page.
As of 2013 ALL players will have to create a personal account with the USTA. Every player who plays on an USTA or CTA team must create their own accounts at www.usta.com. Captains and coordinators will not be able to create these accounts. It will be up to the individual players to do this BEFORE they can be registered on a team. If a captain brings a list of team members, has the money, and BTA memberships included, but a member hasn’t created this account, the coordinator will not be able to add this person. If your team only has the minimum and the deadline is that day, it will be impossible to create the team and the team will have to be dissolved. There will be nothing that the coordinators or captains can do. All captains must stress this change to their team members.
Please alert your team members that when they are creating this account with USTA, they will have to provide email and phone numbers. These are mandatory fields created by USTA. There will be advantages, eventually, to this system as USTA members will be to manage their personal information (such as self ratings for new players) online with greater accountability and flexibility.
You must be a BTA member AND a USTA member in good standing to play on a league team and have a USTA personal account. There is also a seperate fee for league play. Also, it is common for each player to contribute money for food and/or drink for socializing after a league match. Check out the 2014 BTA League brochure (PDF) for more information. USTA members can click here to find your rating.
The 2014 league CTA and USTA change synopsis explains all the new changes in a nutshell.
BTA League Coordinators to contact with questions are:
The ladder events start in Spring. Check back for the full schedule. You don't want to miss this exciting competition.
Official Drop-in will take place every Saturday morning from early May through October. See the drop-In page for more information.
Boulder County Cup
LTA ratained tha cup this year in a close match. For 2014 BTA will host this event and we hope to start recruiting players early next year.
2014-2015 Winter Socials at the Ranch will begin in November. More information can be found on the socials page.