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2022 Colorado State Open

Friday, September 16th - Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Exciting and New for CSO 2022: Now Introducing UTR!

 

If you haven’t already heard, the historic 131st year of the Colorado State Open will take place this year at Gates Tennis Center on Fri, Sept 16th - Sun, Sept 25th, 2022. Mark your calendars, because it’s going to be truly HISTORIC! The 2022 CSO is brought to you by Gates Tennis Center & The Park People.

OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC SIGN UP: Monday, July 25th, 2022

Big additions:

 

  •           Prize Money now offered to ALL NTRP levels! (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0)

  •       Proudly, now a UTR event!

 

As an open-to-the-public facility with an eye toward inclusivity, and the longtime organizers of the Colorado State Open, Gates Tennis Center is proud to announce that for the first time in over 50 years, truly ALL Tennis Players are welcome to participate in the Colorado State Open. No membership of any kind is required.

 

Gates is excited to make the Colorado State Open better than ever with our new sponsor, and software/platform partner of UTR! UTR has great player-friendly software, independent player ratings for singles and doubles, player ratings that update in real time, and many other exciting forward-thinking features.

 

Limit: 750 participants

 

You never have to pay UTR a membership to participate in a UTR event - every tennis player already has a FREE UTR account to view your rating. If you are interested in learning more about UTR, look them up directly at www.universaltennis.com.

 

 

Poster Photography Credit (above): ohanajournals.com

Meet Tournament Director: Alex Dove

 
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Alex is originally from Kent, England. He spent his junior years competing in several junior sports (tennis, 'football', cricket & rugby) but was always drawn to tennis.

He was captain of his high school varsity team and went on to play college tennis at the University of Liverpool where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. Alex first started teaching tennis while at Liverpool, and upon graduation Alex moved to America and hasn't looked back since.

He learned his trade under Patrick Tauma (former coach of Naomi Osaka) as the Head Junior Professional of ISP Academy in Boca Raton, FL. He then spent 6 years in the Washington DC area at the Chevy Chase Club where he discovered another passion - Platform Tennis (known as 'paddle').

Alex enjoys teaching and competing in national tournaments around the country finishing in the top 10 at this year's mixed nationals. Alex and his wife Jackie moved to Denver two years ago. He has been the Assistant Director of Racquets at Arapahoe Tennis Club until April this year where he took a new opportunity to teach at Crestmoor Community Association.

Aside from work (which he doesn't believe to really be work!) Alex loves just about any English sport (don't say soccer), travel, skiing and taking their pup on some long hikes!