Welcome to the Denver Club. The Club has been a centerpiece of Denver's athletic and social scene since its founding in 1880.
Considered one of the most prestigious titles in professional tennis, the Miami Open presented by Itaú has been awarded "Tournament of the Year" by the ATP in nine of the last 14 years. It has also been named "Tournament of the Year" by the WTA Tour.
The Miami Open presented by Itaú has become renowned for its colour, music and glamour, with regular fashion shows, live musical performances, stunts and parties.
The Colorado State Open is a celebration of tennis
Celebrating its 128th year in 2019, The Colorado State Open is one of the oldest and biggest tournaments in the country. First played in 1891, it boasts past champions such as former #1 in the world players Don Budge and Althea Gibson. Check-out the prestigious list of Former Men’s Champions and Former Women’s Champions.
In addition to providing great live tennis to watch, it’s a great tournament to play in. Over 1200 players compete in over 60 different events each year. Block out September 13th thru the 22nd to be part of the buzz and experience that is the 2019 Colorado State Open.
Engaging our Tennis Player Community / Community Collaboration
We strive to activate our broader tennis community of adults to support youth development through volunteerism and donations to support programs. Furthermore, we vigorously pursue strategic partnerships with community partners and businesses to harness collaborative impact and propel our program impact forward.
Theory of Change
We know that participation in ICT youth programs can and does provide a transformational space wherein children and youth experience mastery in learning, empowerment, joy, new knowledge, supportive mentoring through professional and volunteer coaches and a foundation for lifelong health and wellness. Our Theory of Change addresses the complicated problems that far too many children in Minneapolis face: poverty, health disparities, the achievement gap, institutionalized racism, gender bias and the adverse childhood experiences that arise due to these conditions.
We develop and unleash the potential of youth on and off the tennis court by engaging and serving a supportive community.
“To foster and encourage the playing of intercollegiate tennis in accordance with the highest tradition of sportsmanship and consistent with the general objectives of higher education.”
“To develop among the intercollegiate coaches a deeper sense of responsibility in teaching, promoting, maintaining and conducting the game of tennis.”
“To educate and serve those individuals and groups who are involved in collegiate tennis: junior and college players, their coaches and parents, and the at-large tennis public.”
USPTA offers unequalled opportunities for tennis-teaching professionals to improve their teaching skills and increase their business knowledge. Today's tennis teachers are expected to assume a variety of business and social responsibilities in addition to their traditional job functions. USPTA helps prepare its members to meet these challenges.
USPTA is governed nationally by a democratically elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The daily administration of USPTA is overseen by the CEO at the World Headquarters in Houston.
Approximately 13,500 USPTA members work in the United States. The rest represent more than 80 countries around the world.
The majority of USPTA's membership consists of Professional and Elite Professional level members who work full time in the tennis industry. USPTA Professionals have job titles including general manager, director of tennis, assistant professional and coach. They direct tennis businesses, develop tennis programming, oversee tennis operations, teach lessons and coach teams at all types of facilities, such as private and commercial clubs, public tennis centers and parks, colleges and schools. A small and growing part of the membership includes Recreational Coaches, who are part-time teachers of tennis.