Tennis Update

Good morning,

Here are a couple of updates in case you are not aware:

1) The Apex Tennis center has extended their closure through April 30th.  All refunds and questions about Permanent Court Time are handled by Apex, not NJTC. Players are using other outside public courts which may be busy on nice days. Surely everyone is adhering to “social distancing” as much as possible and taking precautions, even during play.

2) The Colorado USTA has an update below.  As you’ll read, the situation is very fluid.  Fee’s paid for a specific league can be refunded or moved to a different league.   Remember, if you move your fee from one league to another the whole amount is applied.  If you ask for a refund, your money will be returned to you minus the $3 processing fee. Our league coordinators Jess Mitchell (evening leagues) and Laura Pivovar (daytime leagues) can submit those requests for you. Refunds will not be issued until each league is either canceled or played. Refunds for Trio, which was canceled completely, will be handled in the near future, no exact date. I’d recommend being patient if requesting a refund. USTA has their hands full right now. They will make everyone whole in the end.

We’ll send out blasts with further updates from COUSTA whenever we receive them. In the meantime, please continue to do what you can to keep yourself, your family, and the general public safe and healthy.

Take care,

Jen Stiebeling

Message from USTA

Hello everyone,

USTA National issued a statement today to all USTA Members that due to COVID-19, the USTA has decided to suspend all USTA-sanctioned leagues and local tournaments through May 3. In Colorado, the majority of tennis facilities have closures that extend beyond May 3 due to State, City, County or other official mandates. These suspensions obviously have an impact on the entire industry, including our USTA Colorado League programs. The waters we’re all trying to navigate can change (and often do).  USTA Colorado will work through this in a thoughtful and prudent manner – collaborating with players, captains and providers alike.  Our goal is to provide players the opportunity to play in our league programs.  We will do our best to keep you informed and are sending you this update with the most current information available at this time. As this is a fluid situation with changes happening daily, there could be additional changes depending on a variety of external factors. Please see below for more details.

USTA Mixed 18 & Over

League remains suspended (on hold) indefinitely, until we have a better idea of when play will be able to resume.

USTA Adult 18 & Over

Since many facilities are closed well into May, this league is on hold until we have a better idea of when play will be able to resume. We are evaluating all options and will provide more information when it becomes available.  Unless things change with Sectional dates (which are being reviewed), this league would have to have an abbreviated season. 

CTA Daytime Doubles

The Minimum Roster Requirement Deadline has been extended to April 10. We are planning to start the league season two weeks later than published, on May 26, and will hopefully be able to provide players with a 6-7 week league season. Since it takes multiple weeks to schedule, there is a chance that changes will have to be made to the league season while in the process of scheduling the league.  Please have the minimum number of players registered by the deadline if you would like to participate in this league, knowing that further modifications may become necessary.  We will not have the ability to remove teams once the scheduling process has begun, so if your entire team does not want to commit to play, please send an email to Taylor McKinley by April 10.  If any individual players do not want to commit to play, please submit a move or deletion request by April 10.

USTA Adult 55 & Over

The Minimum Roster Requirement Deadline has been extended to April 10. We are planning to start the league season two weeks later than published, on May 27, and will hopefully be able to provide players with a 6-7 week league season. Since it takes multiple weeks to schedule, there is a chance that changes will have to be made to the league season while in the process of scheduling the league.  Please have the minimum number of players registered by the deadline if you would like to participate in this league, knowing that further modifications may become necessary.  We will not have the ability to remove teams once the scheduling process has begun, so if your entire team does not want to commit to play, please send an email to Taylor McKinley by April 10.  If any individual players do not want to commit to play, please submit a move or deletion request by April 10.

Wishing you all good health!

Thanks,

Taylor McKinley

League Operations Director

USTA Colorado