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2024 Colorado State Open

Friday, September 6th - Sunday, September 15th, 2024

UTR Returns for the 2024 Colorado State Open

The 2024 CSO is brought to you by Gates Tennis Center & The Park People.

 

After a successful debut in 2022, The Colorado State Open will be a Verified UTR Event for a third year running.

2023 marks the 132nd year of the Colorado State Open! It will take place this year at Gates Tennis Center on Fri, Sept 6th - Sun, Sept 16th, 2023.  
 

New to the 2024 CSO

  • Draw Size Limited to a maximum of 600 unique entries

  • If you enter a second division you receive a 50% discount on the entry fee if you register by July 1st only. Any second division entry after July 1st is full price.

  • Only UTR SINGLES divisions are first round back draw tournaments - everyone in these division is guaranteed 2 matches. All other divisions are SINGLE ELIMINATION -

  • Prize money in Open division and UTR divisions only

  • Women's UTR divisions have been changed in order to have more competitive matches by making the UTR ranges smaller. UTR 1-2.49 | UTR 2.5-3.49 | UTR 3.5-4.49 | UTR 4.5-6

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General 2024 CSO Information

Dates | Friday, September 6th, - Sunday, September 15th, 2023

Location | Gates Tennis Center, 3300 East Bayaud Ave, Denver, CO

Limit | 600 participants

Deadline | Tuesday, Midday August 24, 2024 OR when we reach 600 participants

Prize Money | $20,000 purse (open level and UTR divisions only when minimum participants is met)

Tournament Director | Alex Dove coloradostateopen@gmail.com

Divisions | Open Level Divisions, Age Divisions & UTR Divisions

Entries | Maximum of 2 entries per player (except open level)

Scoring Format | Open Division - 2 out of 3 full sets

                             Ages Divisions & UTR Divisions - Use of match play tiebreaker for 3rd set until the semi finals then 2 out of 3 full sets

UTR Division Information

Men's Divisions

UTR 1-2.99 | UTR 3-4.99 | UTR 5-6.4.9 | UTR 6.5-7.99 | UTR 8-10

Women's Divisions

UTR 1-2.49 | UTR 2.5-3.49 | UTR 3.5-4.49 | 4.5-6

Mixed Divisions

UTR 1-2.99 | UTR 3-4.99 | UTR 5-7 | UTR 6-8

The CSO Tournament Committee strongly encourages all participants to play at their UTR level. However, 'playing up' to a higher level is allowed. You will not be allowed to play down. For example, if you are a male rated 6.65 you will not be allowed to enter the UTR 5-6.5 division

Your UTR Rating is fluid & adjusts based on all results.

PLEASE NOTE

Your UTR Rating at the tournament deadline will be used to decided what division you play in.

Doubles Divisions: Both players must not exceed the maximum UTR for that division. It is NOT AN AVERAGE.

A lot of time, effort & discussions with CSO & UTR representatives went in to finalizing our UTR divisions.

If you have any further questions please reach out to CSO Tournament director Alex Dove via email.

You do not need a 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, visit www.universaltennis.com.

 

 

Meet Tournament Director: Alex Dove

Meet 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.

Alex played 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's full-time position is the Director of Racquets at Club Greenwood. Aside from work, Alex loves just about any English sport,, traveling, skiing and spending time with his family on a hiking trail

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