About USTA Intermountain.
Volunteers will be appointed to committees by the President of the USTA/Intermountain Board of Directors. Terms for the Committees are two years.
The Section desires representation on various Committees from individuals who can serve as a resource of knowledge to the Section Staff and Board. Candidates are welcome from all geographical areas of the Section. Individuals of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The primary roles of a committee member include:
1. Recommending ideas, thoughts and charges to Committee Chair and Staff Liaison on any new or existing programs, services or initiatives the Committee oversees.
2. Reviewing, monitoring and evaluating those programs and activities connected to Committee duties to ensure the Committee and Staff Liaison meets its goals.
3. Working together with volunteers and staff in the spirit of cooperation and teamwork.
Below is a listing of the Committees and their primary function/purpose:
More detailed job descriptions may be obtained by contacting Monica Haller-Bradley, Director of Recreation and Adult Competition at (303)695-4117 ext. 228 or at email@example.com.
Adult Recreation and Competition Committee – This committee is responsible for all adult league and tournament rules and regulations. They are involved with the development of leagues and tournaments section wide. This committee is made up of individuals who are involved with the adult league programs and/or have an interest in adult tournaments.
Advocacy Committee – This committee will provide guidance to the Districts on how to develop and maintain an advocacy program within various communities. Working in conjunction with the USTA Advocacy Committee they will help implement this important initiative at the Section and District level.
Awards Committee – This committee is designed to help promote the Section's growing awards program. They are responsible for updating award descriptions and recommending new awards. They also generate awareness about sectional awards opportunities, compile all award entries and facilitate the annual award process. They also help organize and run the Section's Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon and forward worthy sectional award winners to the USTA as candidates for USTA national awards.
Community Development Committee – This committee deals with development of grassroots tennis programs, Community Tennis Associations, and programming at Park & Recreation facilities throughout the Section. This committee has helped write two manuals in the last few years including "The USTA/Intermountain Section's Guide to Starting a Community Tennis Association" and "Building Your Tennis Court Facility."
Collegiate Committee – This committee will help promote intramural team tennis on college campuses throughout the Intermountain Section. It will also be instrumental in supporting the College Team Tennis Sectional Championships. This committee may also be involved in offering collegiate varsity teams an opportunity to be more involved with the local community.
Constitution Rules and Grievance Committee – This committee is responsible for handling sectional grievances filed with the Section office. This includes those grievances filed at sectional events as well as those that are filed as an appeal to a District Grievance Committee decision. While this three-person committee may or may not have any grievances filed during the year, it also reviews any by-law and tennis regulation changes which are presented to the ITA (Intermountain Tennis Association) Board. It is recommended that least one lawyer sit on this committee. Anyone interested in the governance structure of the organization is welcome.
Junior Recreation Committee – This committee is designed to help promote the Section's Junior Team Tennis program, improving the Sections JTT Sectional Championships and helping staff increase participation are areas of focus for this committee. This committee will also consider future junior programs for implementation.
Junior Competition Committee – This committee is one of the most active committees within the ITA. They are responsible for all rules, regulations, and sectional tournaments for the junior player development program. This committee has conference calls ever other month or so and deals with player waivers and grievances. Knowledge of the junior player development program is required.
Multicultural Participation Committee – This committee is responsible for helping implement the ITA Diversity Plan throughout the section. Multicultural participation grants and scholarships are awarded from this committee. Programs they over see include the National Junior Tennis League program and the Minority Grant program.
Volunteer Development Committee – This committee is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of a long term plan for the Section. Committee members will assist with ideas for recruitment, development and retention of volunteers. Individuals with backgrounds in volunteer or staff development are encouraged to apply.
Wheelchair Committee – This committee is made up of chair and able-body players who have an interest in promoting wheelchair tennis programs throughout the Section. The committee also serves in an advisory role to staff for the direction and implementation of the annual One-up One-down sectional tournament.
If you have any further questions regarding these positions or the process, please contact Monica Haller-Bradley, Director of Recreation and Adult Competition at (303)695-4117 ext. 228 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.