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District Championships: Understanding the New Open System

By David Minihan, USPTA Master Professional Each year, the USTA Missouri Valley Junior Competition Committee gives each district a certain amount of designated tournaments that will award level 4 sectional points. These tournaments are called District Championships. There are five total levels that award sectional points. These are Champ tournaments (level 5), District Championships (level…
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New USTA Feature Allows a Better Way to Connect

By Marc Claude', USPTA Westwood Tennis Center Head Professional USTA has introduced a new communication center as a way to contact individual league players. We have never been able to do this as we have always had to go through the captains and hope they pass the information along!  It also allows us to contact…
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Youth Progression, Guiding 10 & Under Players One Ball Color at a Time

By David Minihan, USPTA Master Professional Westwood Tennis Center, Director of Tennis A few months ago I had parent call me pretty upset about receiving a letter from me informing their child they completed the orange ball mission and is now able to begin playing with green ball. Confused by why she was upset, I…
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Minihan’s Authors Article on The Baseliner

Westwood's Lisa Minihan recently published an article for USTA that was published on  The article will also be published in the USTA Tournament Director national newsletter. Tournament Directors, Winning One Parent at a Time By Lisa Minihan A successful tournament is not just measured by your ability to execute an event, it is also…
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