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SUMMERLIN (Sept. 28, 2014) - Breaking into the top 100 is the goal of any professional tennis player, and it’s a place Madison Brengle is likely headed to for the first time on Monday once the WTA ranking are released.

Missing among all the great headlines at the Red Rock Pro Open in Las Vegas this week was how the 24-year-old worked her way through the draw without dropping a set, including a dominating performance on Sunday in a 6-1, 6-4 final win over rival Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal to capture the $7,600 winner singles check at the USTA Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit event played at the Red Rock Country Club.

But more importantly than the cash, the Dover, Del., native is also the welcome recipient of 80 valuable WTA points. The points will likely be enough to leap-frog the No. 4 seeded and currently No. 110 world-ranked Brengle into the top 100. "Everyone wants to be in top 100 because that gets you right into the Grand Slams; that’s why we’re playing," Brengle said. "I’ve been working really, really hard back home with my coaches so it just kind of solidifies the work I’ve been putting in. It’s just makes you want to keep going and getting better."
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Photo Credit: Tracey Lee / Red Rock Pro Open




   
Congratulations to our Nevada teams below and all the Intermountain teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2014 Adult 55 &?Over League Sectional Championships held in Denver, Colorado, Sept. 26-28, 2014. All teams now qualify to advance to their National Championships in Surprise (AZ) in late October, early November. For National Championship dates and locations, visit www.usta.com/leaguechampionships.

6.0 WOMEN, NEVADA "SUn City Anthem": Team Captains: Josefina Baker, Karin Bridges; Barbara Bechard, Pam Adams, Ginny Anna Young, Donna K. Shawhan, Susan Stephens, Joan Lorraine Smith, Ienore Delman, Lani Kuncl, Susan Helen Milliken.

8.0 MEN, NEVADA "TPC": Team Captain: Don Curnutt; Michael Gifford, Stephen Spelman, Rick Holden, Thomas Vaughn, Peter Cranston, David Morgan, Mark Smith, Christopher Miller, Terry Leysath, Robert Campbell, Donald Seibel, Larry Tombari.
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to Host Premiere of World Championship Tennis Documentary

- The world premiere of "WCT: The Road to Open Tennis" will be held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, October 11. Tickets are available now on tennisfame.com. -

- Hall of Famers Cliff Drysdale, Butch Buchholz, and Mike Davies, who all played a pivotal role in the trailblazing 1960's tennis tour, will attend the premiere and take part in a post-film panel discussion moderated by tennis historian Steve Flink. -


NEWPORT, R.I., September 23, 2014 - On Saturday, October 11, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will host the world premiere of WCT: The Road to Open Tennis, a documentary film that has been produced about the history of World Championship Tennis, the 1960's tennis tour that significantly accelerated the growth of pro tennis and laid the groundwork for today's pro tours.

Video Trailer for WCT: The Road to Open Tennis - The Official Documentary about World Championship Tennis

In the 1960's, pro tennis players were faced with numerous challenges in developing viable playing careers- compensation was inadequate, they were ineligible for the biggest tournaments, and it was a challenge to keep fans engaged in a sport that lacked structure. Recognizing the potential to build a dynamic platform on which tennis could thrive as a pro sport, trailblazers Lamar Hunt and Al Hill, Jr. developed World Championship Tennis (WCT), a radical new tour that gave tennis a new professionalism and strength. WCT: The Road to Open Tennis traces the tour's early years of the "The Handsome Eight" through the climactic 1972 championship in Dallas between Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall, which became known as the "greatest match of all time." The five-set battle played out before a packed stadium and a record TV audience of 23 million viewers, signaling to the world that tennis was well on its way to becoming a viable, exciting pro sport.
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Congratulations to Mike Ivy who was this year's Grand Prize Winner of USTA Nevada's Citywide Raffle. Mike won the two tickets to the 2014 US Open when his ticket was drawn at the Adult Awards Party held at Blue Martini on 6-27-14. Looks like Mike had a great time in New York watching some of the best tennis of the year!




   


Our FREE Tennis Campaign has been so successful since it launched last September that it will be continued into 2015!. This will give everyone in our community a chance to start playing tennis...the sport of a lifetime.

Get your FREE tennis lesson by completing this Registration Form or call the United States Tennis Association in Nevada at (702) 792-8384 ext 101. When you register, you will be emailed a certificate for a free tennis clinic and a free loaner racquet at the facility closest to you. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! In addition, everyone who registers online or by calling the USTA Nevada office to redeem their free tennis class will also receive a free Nevada Tennis Association membership, which includes an e-newsletter and invitations to many of our community events.

In addition, we will be hosting a FREE Clinic the 1st Sunday of every month in the playground at Tivoli Village geared specifically for children ages 3 to 5 (1:30pm-2:00pm) and ages 6 to 8 (2:00pm-2:30pm).



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September 23, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, AUG. 24, 2014

Congratulations to all Intermountain teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2014 Adult 18 &?Over League Sectional Championships held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 22-24, 2014. All teams now qualify to advance to their National Championships in either Indian Wells (CA) or Tucson (AZ) in October.
Click here for complete list of Intermountain winning teams.

Special Congratulations to the two Nevada teams moving on to the National Championships!

4.5 WOMEN, NEVADA (SPANISH TRAIL): Team Captain: Jean Mangino; Lai Ping Rippee, Catherine Pfarrer, Kathleen Janssen, Alison Mark, Amaris Surmacz, Pam Kirkendall, Stacey Carney, Hillary Wolfson, Yanina Pililaau, Colundra Shaneise Owens, Virginia Kirkendall, Dena Deluca, Christina Renee Sanders, Elizabeth Lundstrum, Sarah Rhein, Hillary Heard.

3.0 MEN, NEVADA (DTC #1): Team Captains: Roy McCafferty and Jerome Keever; Lee Lanterman, Samuel Gordon, Conrad Hafen, John James Tegano, Louis Jean Martin, Damien Burt, Erick Sanchez, Jonathan Matthew Gordon, Thomas Faulkner, Brian Berman.




   
David Pate welcomes two new professionals to the Bally’s Resort Club staff. Returning to Las Vegas is Herb Rapp, a former director of tennis at both the Las Vegas Country Club and Spanish Trail Country Club, Herb has competed at the US Open and has over twenty years of coaching experience. Herb will be developing more activities at Bally’s for both adults and juniors. The pro shop has recently become an ASICS specialty outlet with a full line of apparel, shoes and rackets. The full line of Babolat rackets is also carried for demo and purchase. Professional racket stringing is available.

Joining Herb in expanding the tennis program at Bally’s is Gary Baker who comes to Vegas from Florida. Gary has had extensive experience working at high performance resorts and academies as well as much success coaching at the scholastic level. A USPTA professional, Gary comes to us most recently from Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel. Gary has first hand experience at both coaching and playing on all levels of competition including junior, scholastic, collegiate and professional levels. Please contact Gary now for clinics forming on all levels of play.

Classes forming now for an advanced training program for juniors after school on Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm. "Play in the Shade" evening clinics for adults will be offered to beginners on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm and Saturdays from 5:30-7:00pm as well as a competition based "live ball" clinic for more advanced adults will be offered Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm and Fridays & Sundays 5:30-7:00pm. Junior development clinics for all levels including 10 & under are in development now as well. Call for a free stroke analysis to assist your training needs. Contact Gary at (702) 978-3089 or the shop at (702) 301-1975.


   
2014 USTA MIXED 18 & OVER SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Boise, ID
Sunday, July 20, 2014


Congratulations to all Intermountain teams who have won their respective divisions of the 2014 USTA Mixed 18 &?Over League Sectional Championships held in Boise, Idaho, July 18-20, 2014. All teams now qualify to advance to their National Championships in Tucson, Arizona, in November. For National Championship dates and locations, visit www.usta.com/leaguechampionships. Continue Reading


   
State-of-the-Art Facility to House USTA Player Development and
USTA Community Tennis Divisions and Will Enhance the Sport at Every Level

University of Central Florida Tennis Program to Call New Facility Home


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 14, 2014 ? The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced its plans to create the new home for American tennis, a state-of-the-art facility at Lake Nona area in Orlando, Fla., that will enhance the sport at every level. The 100-plus court tennis center, which will house the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions, will be divided into dedicated areas that will focus on the complete tennis pathway ? from the youngest players, to recreational players, to collegians, to future professional players, and to professional tour level players. The target completion date is the fourth quarter of 2016.
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Dear Family, Friends and Supporters,
So many of you are so nice to send us positive words of congratulations after each title we win and we are always very grateful. Instead of that this time, can we ask you to kindly help and support us in another way? The Bryan Brothers Foundation was nominated for the Most Valuable Philanthropist competition. The winner gets $100,000 to donate to their charity of choice. If we win, all the proceeds will go directly to Bryan Brothers Foundation.

This is a social media competition that is measured by votes. Anyone can vote 3 times a day. The Bryan Brother Foundation is currently in 2nd place! Here is the link:
http://givkwik.com/asu



 
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