Western Slope Open, Day One

The opening day of the Western Slope Open was dedicated to singles players of all ages. As John McEnroe said, “singles tennis is the loneliest of all sports,” but thankfully friends and families were at the courts supporting all the players.

A great article by Matt Meyer is in today’s Daily Sentinel featuring Laurni Blanchard and Kathy Bachlet — sweating it out on the courts yesterday. Read it at http://www.gjsentinel.com/sports/articles/feeling-the-heat. The article stated that a full schedule is available on this site. It isn’t, but it will be by this afternoon.

Be sure to check out the Western Slope Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/westernslopeopen/. Please tag photos if you know any players in the photos. Thanks!

Western Slope Open deadline extended to July 11

Taco Bell 2016_0843There is still time to sign up for the Western Slope Open tennis tournament (formerly the Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tourney). The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, July 11 so get your entry form in soon. The tournament is held July 21-28, 2017. Singles play July 21-23, doubles play July 24-26, families play July 26-28, wheelchair events are July 21-23, and pickleball plays July 22-23. Entry fees are $27 for the first event, $21 for the second event and $16 for the third event. Questions? Call 970-986-8104 or email mesatennis10@gmail.com.

Click here to download a Western Slope Open 2017 entry form.

Tennis update — May 11, 2017

The WTF (Wendt Tennis Festival) is this weekend, May 12-13 at the Junction Indoor Tennis Center. John Wendt sponsors this tournament every year–thanks, John! It’s a USTA sanctioned tournament, tournament ID 250033417. Brackets have been posted.

Courts are reserved at Canyon View this weekend for women’s 4.5 play. On Friday, May 12 four courts are reserved from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and on again on Saturday, May 13 five courts are reserved from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm. The reserved courts will have score cards on them.

JUNIOR TENNIS INFO…….  If you have young ones from six years of age up to 17, email Ron Elliott at rone979 @aol.com or call him at 970-623-1750 to receive info for summer tennis.  Summer is just two weeks away for our kiddos.

Western Slope Open 2017

Western Slope open form imageEntry forms have been mailed for the Western Slope Open, July 21–28, 2017 (formerly the Taco Bell tennis tournament). For more information call 970-986-8104 or email mesatennis10@gmail.com. Check back for a fillable form. Information is also available on the Western Slope Open Facebook page.

Entry deadline: July 7

  • First event: $27
  • Second event: $21
  • Third/fourth event: $16

July 21–23
Men’s singles events
Women’s singles events
Junior men’s singles events
Junior women’s singles events

July 24–26
Men’s doubles
Women’s doubles
Adult mixed doubles events
Junior men’s doubles events
Junior women’s doubles events
Junior mixed doubles events

July 26–28
Family events

July 21–23
Wheelchair events (men’s singles, doubles)

July 22–23
Pickleball events

Mardi Gras Team Tennis Tourney

Sign up for the Mardi Gras Team Tennis Tourney at the Junction Indoor Tennis Center February 18 and 19, 2017. Each four person team of two men and two women play one men’s round, one women’s round and one mixed round (pro sets). 7.0/7.5 combined teams play on February 18 and the 8.0/8.5 combined teams play on February 19. The fee is $30/person, $120/team. Download the registration form and drop off at the JITC by February 15.