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.

It’s Grand Junction Tennis Club registration time!

It’s time to join the Grand Junction Tennis Club and to register for spring tennis. The GJTC annual fee is $20 and is required to join leagues. League registration is $15 per league.

Download annual membership form: membership-2017-happy-new-year-gjtc

Download spring league registration form: spring-league-2017-regisration-form

GJTC Spring League (singles, doubles, mixed)
Starts week of February 27, ends week of April 3, 2017
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

GJTC Spring Team Tennis League (two men, two women)
Starts week of April 13, ends week of May 11, 2017
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2017

“Your membership dues help us to continue to support our local tennis in many ways; helping our junior players join leagues & lessons; to purchase equipment, (nets, net straps, sponge rollers, score cards, wind screens) and anything else that is needed to keep CMU & Lincoln Park & Canyon View Park courts in great shape… as our university and the city are good to us, so we partner with them to keep our courts in great condition. Our club donates scholarship dollars to help our CMU players. We put your dollars to good use—to keep tennis alive and growing in our community. We value your support!” —Lena Elliott, Dick Watson, Kathy Elliott

Australian Open Social at the JITC

Hey, mate! Sign up for the Australian Open Social at the Junction Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 6-9:00 pm. $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Dress up as your favorite tennis star, bring a dish to share and bring your own beer. Sign up at the JITC front counter or email junctionindoortennis@gmail.com. Download the flyer here… aussie-open-socical-2017.

Grand Junction welcomes Montreal tennis players

Last October 2016 I received an email from Tiziana Ermini. Tiziana and her partner, Michel Mosseau, who are from Montreal, would be housesitting and cat sitting in Grand Junction for  three weeks and wanted to play tennis. My husband Wayne and I played with them and I arranged more tennis with other GJ players. They also played in the Community Tennis Day at CMU, they did drills with Kathy and Sandra Elliott, and they played in the Halloween Social at the Junction Indoor Tennis Center—in costume!

I think they were thrilled with all our great tennis facilities and especially the hospitality shown by all the tennis players of Grand Junction. The couple are currently in Thailand, one stop of many during their year of travel. Follow their travels at https://www.facebook.com/travelingourway/?pnref=story. Hopefully they visit us in Grand Junction again, but if not, contact them if you’re ever in Montreal. And don’t forget your racquets!




Trick, treat and tennis

Trick or treat! How about trick or tennis ball! That’s right, it is that time of year again for the Annual Junction Indoor Tennis Center’s Halloween Social. You can’t have a Halloween social without the sweet treats and boooosie! So bring a sweet treat and a drink to share. 🙂 Don’t forget to dress up in your scariest, spooky, or sweet costume for our costume contest.

What: Halloween Social (Potluck, BYOB)
Where: Junction Indoor Tennis Center, 535 25 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO
When: Saturday, October 29, 6-9:00 pm
Cost: $25/non-members, $20/members
More info: www.facebook.com/Junction-Indoor-Tennis-Center-293814700661/

Western Slope Open info for 2017

Western Slope Open (formerly Taco Bell Tennis tourney)
July 21–28, 2017

  • July 21–23, 2017: Singles
  • July 24–27, 2017: Doubles
  • July 26–28, 2017: Family events

Western Slope Open (formerly Taco Bell Tennis tourney) dates for next summer are Friday July 21 thru Friday July 28. There will be a new format and the singles for adults, juniors and wheel chair will be held Friday July 21- Sunday July 23. Doubles/mixed doubles for adults, juniors and wheel chair will be held beginning Monday, July 24 thru Thursday, July 27, and all family events will begin on Wednesday July 26 thru Friday July 28. Please make note of these dates as you plan for your summer 2017. Western Slope Open will have five new sponsors and those sponsors will be announced the start of the new year.

CMU Tennis Community Day

The Colorado Mesa University tennis teams are hosting a community tennis day Saturday, October 29 at the Elliott Tennis Center at Colorado Mesa University. All proceeds benefit the CMU tennis teams.

Kids: $10
Adults: $20
Admission includes drills, games, food, beverages, and fastest serve contest.

  • Juniors all levels, ages 5-8 years of age, 10:00-11:00 am
  • Juniors all levels, 9-18 years of age, 10:00 -11:45 am
  • Adults 3.5 men/women, 12-1:30 pm
  • Adults 4.0 and up, 1:30-3:00 pm

Questions: Contact Dan Macdonald, CMU tennis coach, 970-210-4805, dmacdona@coloradomesa.edu.